Fitch Ratings upgraded $143 million of revenue bonds issued by the San Francisco-based M.H. de Young Museum to A from A-minus.

The art museum sold the bonds via the Association of Bay Area Governments Finance Authority for Nonprofit Corporations to finance construction of a new museum in 2002. The copper-clad modernist landmark has drawn huge crowds since opening in Golden Gate Park in 2005, and it has benefited from the opening last year of the new California Academy of Science next door.

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