Funding for the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been reduced

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Cultural organizations have taken a hit under Nutter's cuts to eliminate a $1 billion hole in the city budget over the next five years.

The budget for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund was reduced from $4.2 million to $3.2 million this budget year - which remains an increase over the previous year. And city funding for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Atwater Kent Museum and the African-American Museum was reduced, as were contributions to the Greater Philadelphia Film Office and Avenue of the Arts Inc.

Nutter appeared last night with recently hired Chief Cultural Officer Gary Steuer, Finance Director Rob Dubow and Joe Kluger, head of the new Cultural Advisory Council.