North Carolina got a gift from one if its native sons that will re-open the state’s museum in April. Here’s a statement from the release:
Lawrence J. Wheeler, Director, North Carolina Museum of Art, today announced a promised gift to the Museum from the collection of Josie and Julian Robertson, of New York. The gift includes four paintings by important European Impressionist and modern artists. In addition to Picasso’s Seated Woman, Red and Yellow Background (1952), they are The Bridge at Moret on an April Morning (1888), by Alfred Sisley; The Bridge at Poissy (1905), by Maurice de Vlaminck; and Fishing Boat (Red Sky) (1916), by Emil Nolde. The first of the promised works to be on public view will be Picasso’s superb portrait of his lover Françoise Gilot, which will be installed in the Museum’s new building when it opens on April 24.