Good guy GM announced a $5 million contribution to The Henry Ford Museum complex, which obviously stirs up some potential jokes. The museum honors cross-town rival Ford Motor Company’s founder, Henry Ford.
With the donation, General Motors will sponsor various rotating exhibits and The Henry Ford Museum and the complex announced a flexible gallery space will be renamed “The Gallery by General Motors.” For all the jokes, the museum isn’t just a place for Ford.
The museum’s mission is to preserve pieces of American history, with a particular emphasis on American innovation and ingenuity. The Galley by General Motors will play host to “The Science Behind Pixar” and “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms,” which will occupy The Gallery from fall-2018. The former runs through spring of 2018, while the latter exhibit will be on display until fall of next year.
Previously, GM’s Mark Reuss joined The Henry Ford board of trustees and became the first GM employee to ever serve on the board itself.