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Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose Opens New Art Studio

July 19, 2019

Source: NBC Bay Area

Thanks to a first-ever $250,000 grant from the Good Tidings Foundation and the LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, the museum was able to create a new art studio.

The Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose just got an upgrade! Young museum visitors will now be able to enjoy a new and improved art-making space that will offer daily art activities such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage and drawing.

The artspace will have an upgraded look, layout, function and a new name, the LeRoy Neiman Art Studio, in honor of the late celebrity artist.

LeRoy Neiman was an American artist best known for his colorful expressionist paintings.

“We really felt like having the kids know that a famous artist gave the money to create art making spaces would really inspire children in their creativity,” said Museum Execcutive Director, Marilee Jennings. “

The museum was able to create the improved artspace thanks to the first-ever $250,000 grant from the Good Tidings Foundation and the LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation.

The LeRoy Neiman Art Studio will be open to the public beginning Friday, July 19.