The Oklahoma City Museum of Art recently received a very valuable gift from Chesapeake Energy. Chesapeake has donated $150,000 as a gift for the expansion of the art classes and programs held at the art museum.
As the second largest producer of natural gas, Chesapeake Energy devotes itself to the development of unconventional natural gas resources in the US. In fact, it is among the top 15 producer of oil and natural gas liquids in the US.
As part of giving back to the people of Oklahoma, Chesapeake Energy has provided art students these funds to help them widen their knowledge and skills in the arts. It is the first private gift to the art museum from Chesapeake. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will be using the funds to buy more materials and class instructions as well as educational tools needed for the art classes.
According to Chandra Boyd, Senior Associate Education Curator at the art museum, the school had been receiving about 14,000 children and adults for their 1,500 classes since its opening 10 years ago. Now, these students are learning many different forms of art from painting to glassblowing.