DETROIT (AP) — The Motown Museum’s expansion plans are getting a year-end boost of more than $2 million from various organizations.
The Detroit museum announced this week that it received a $1.3 million grant from the Kresge Foundation, $500,000 from The Elaine & Leo Stern Foundation, $225,000 from AARP and $55,000 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Kresge’s gift supports development of a public plaza and renovation of three nearby buildings for education and community programs. The foundation gave the museum $160,000 in 2016.
The museum hasn’t released fundraising totals.
The expansion will be built around the existing museum, which includes the original studio and “Hitsville U.S.A.” sign.