Fort Smith Regional Art Museum Donations at $3 Million

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The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (FSRAM) is still on pace to open Jan. 19, 2013, according to Executive Director Lee Ortega, who added that it would be “fully operational,” though fundraising is still a concern and will be moving forward.

Since April 2012, FSRAM has picked up an anonymous $500,000 donation, bringing the overall fundraising total to $3 million, Ortega said.

“The fact that we have reached this point does not mean the fundraising stops,” Ortega said. “In fact, this is just the beginning. In order to flourish, the museum will need consistent financial support to fund the exhibitions and educational programming.”

Ortega said the museum’s “biggest challenge” in the road ahead will be “developing a broader donor base for the museum.” Click here to read the full story from our partners at