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Art Modell left mark on Baltimore's cultural community

Art Modell left mark on Baltimore's cultural community

Art Modell did not just play a major role in the sports life of Baltimore. He and his wife Pat were among the region's most generous donors to the city's cultural institutions, including the Lyric Opera House, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. "When Art brought his team to our great city, he brought back to Baltimore the energy and excitement that we had lost years before," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement. "But anyone who knew Art also knows that he was much more than simply the owner of a football team. When Art and Patricia Modell moved to Baltimore, they adopted the entire city. The charitable spirit...

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