MoMA Receives $40 Million Gift from Leon and Debra Black

Posted on November 20, 2018

The Museum of Modern Art announced today a gift of $40 million, made by Debra and Leon Black in support of the Museum’s capital campaign. The gift will support the Museum’s ongoing renovation and expansion project, which will add 40,000 square feet of gallery space, allowing the Museum to reconceive the presentation of its collection and exhibitions. In recognition of his extraordinary generosity, MoMA will create The Debra and Leon Black Family Film Center, which spans two floors of the Museum’s Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Building and includes multimedia exhibition galleries and two state-of-the-art theaters.

The Debra and Leon Black Family Film Center is home to the first and longest-running museum-based film program in the world. With over 50 exhibitions, including New Directors/New Films, The Contenders, and To Save and Project, and 1,200 screenings annually, The Debra and Leon Black Family Film Center will host a rich range of film exhibitions and premieres with influential directors, actors, and other cinema enthusiasts.

MoMA Receives $40 Million Gift from Leon and Debra Black


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