Art museums continue to become increasingly important to colleges and universities, Colby College in Maine announces a gift of 1150 works from artists as wide ranging as Vincent van Gogh and Ai Weiwei.
The Washington Post’s Geoff Edgers details the gift:
The gift, to be announced Friday by Colby, comes from a familiar source, Peter and Paula Lunder, collectors with strong ties to Maine and the college. In 2013, Colby’s museum opened a $15 million space to house a significant collection of the hundreds of works given by the couple. The new donation, which includes money to endow a new study institute, is valued at more than $100 million.
The Portland Press Herald has some of the details:Continue Reading