Arts
1:03 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Miro Mosaic Awarded $250,000 For Conservation

The Ulrich Museum of Art has received $250,000 in federal grant money to fund the second year of the five-year process of the museum’s signature Miro mosaic piece.

After 33 years of outdoor exposure, the 80-panel piece was removed form its position last fall to prepare for restoration. This mural is the only predominately mosaic piece ever created by Miro and the largest of only four Miro pieces in the United States.

The National Endowment for the Arts awarded $100,000 to the project, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded $150,000.

The Ulrich is the only Kansas museum to receive grants from both organizations, as well as the maximum grant amounts from each.