The Speed Art Museum Announces Thorntons Inc. Donates $1 Million for Expansion

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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.- The Speed Art Museum announces a $1,000,000 donation from Thorntons Inc. to the Museum’s Changing Speed Capital Campaign. The Capital Campaign will fund the expansion and renovation of the Museum’s site in Louisville. The expansion will serve the community through new programming and increased space for educational initiatives, public events and additional gallery space to present the Speed’s remarkable art collection. Through the years, the Thornton family has been avid supporters of the visual and performing arts with this donation being made in honor of Mrs. Bonnie Thornton. Bonnie previously served on the Speed Museum Board of Directors and continues to be actively involved. Mrs. Thornton, whose husband James founded Thorntons in 1971, is thrilled to continue to support the Speed Art Museum with this gift. “Since our in