Jacksonville’s Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens has been promised $500,000 from the federal government — if it can raise $1.5 million more next year.
The National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant is meant to help the museum add programs.
In a written statement, Cummer Executive Director Hope McMath says the museum looks forward to putting on more programs like its previous exhibits on themes of race and history.
The museum is one of 15 recipients in the country and the only recipient in the state of Florida to have its proposal funded.
The grant is a part of the NEH's new Common Good initiative, designed to bring the humanities into the public square.