红斯凯尔顿 Museum of American Comedy hosts ceremonial groundbreaking for fine art gallery
文森地区,印第安纳州. – The 红斯凯尔顿 Museum of American Comedy celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking for its highly anticipated expansion on Monday, Oct. 16.
The Lothian and 红斯凯尔顿 Gallery of Fine Art is a result of the longtime dream of 洛锡安斯凯尔顿, wife of the late world-famous comedian and Vincennes native 红斯凯尔顿.
The Skelton Estate has pledged a generous gift of $4 million for a 7,200-square-foot art gallery to showcase 红斯凯尔顿’s artwork. The space will connect to the 红斯凯尔顿 Museum of American Comedy adjacent to the 红斯凯尔顿 Performing Arts Center (RSPAC) on the Vincennes Campus of Vincennes University.
The expansion will feature dynamic art gallery space, art archival space, 公共厕所, a small catering kitchen, and state-of-the-art technology throughout the gallery.
洛锡安斯凯尔顿, museum and 欧博体育app下载 leaders, and representatives of the 红斯凯尔顿 Foundation and Vincennes University Foundation provided a glimpse of the vision for the expanded museum, highlighting its commitment to preserving and promoting the rich humor and art that 红斯凯尔顿 brought to generations.
The atmosphere was full of excitement as 洛锡安斯凯尔顿, 市领导, 忠实的球迷, and the community gathered at the future site of the art gallery to honor the philanthropy of 洛锡安斯凯尔顿 and the legacy of 红斯凯尔顿.
The ceremony featured remarks from 洛锡安斯凯尔顿, Executive Director of the 红斯凯尔顿 Museum of American Comedy Anne Pratt, and 欧博体育app下载 Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs and Board Member Tony Hahn. A reception in celebration of 洛锡安斯凯尔顿’s birthday took place in the lobby of the RSPAC following the groundbreaking ceremony.
“红, the 红斯凯尔顿 Performing Arts Center was a dream come true, 但对我来说, the Lothian and 红斯凯尔顿 Gallery of Fine Art makes my dream come true,” 洛锡安斯凯尔顿 said.
The 红斯凯尔顿 Museum of American Comedy opened in 2013 and sees thousands of visitors yearly from across the country and around the globe. The art gallery groundbreaking marks a pivotal moment in the museum’s journey, promising an even more comprehensive and engaging experience for visitors, eager to immerse themselves in the art and laughter that 红斯凯尔顿 masterfully created.
红斯凯尔顿 began painting in the 1940s to relax. He continued painting throughout his lifetime. An original 红斯凯尔顿 painting would sell for upwards of $50,000 in the 1980s.
“We are so excited to be able to expand the Museum and create a dedicated space for Red’s artwork,普拉特说. “It was such an important but largely unknown aspect of his life, and we are so grateful to the Skelton Estate for making this dream a reality.”