Museum of Contemporary Art receives $10 million

April 5, 2012

Associated Press

The Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Chicago has received a $10 million gift from two longtime supporters.

The museum announced the donation from Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson on Wednesday. A 300-seat theater in the museum will be named the Edlis Neeson Theater in their honor. Museum Board of Trustees chairwoman Mary Ittelson says Edlis and Neeson have been among the most generous supporters in the museum's history.

Edlis and Neeson are well-known collectors of modern and contemporary art and have donated works to the museum's collection by artists like Jeff Koons and Jasper Johns.

Edlis is an officer on the museum's board and has been a trustee for more than 30 years. Neeson serves on the museum's exhibition committee.