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Shelburne Museum center named for philanthropists

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SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) - The new arts center at Vermont's Shelburne Museum has been named for a local family and long-time supporters.

The Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education opens Aug. 18. It's named for James, Angelo and Remo Pizzagalli and their families. James Pizzagalli is past chairman and a current member of the board of trustees.

The center includes 5,000 square feet of gallery space, an auditorium and a classroom.

Exhibition and education wings are being named for Theodore Church and the family of J. Warren McClure, respectively.

Church, who died in 2008, was an art collector and owner of the St. Albans-based Superior Technical Ceramics Corp.

The J. Warren McClure and Family Education Wing is named in honor of the family's many major contributions to educational opportunity and access at the museum.

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