Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Harvard Museum gets its largest single $ gift ever

Harvard Art Museum announced Friday that it had received “one of the most significant donations” of art and “the single largest [financial] donation” in the institution’s history – 31 works of modern and contemporary art plus $45 million from Harvard alumna Emily Rauh Pulitzer, a former Harvard Art Museum curator, and wife of the late Joseph Pulitzer Jr.

The gift includes [pictured here from top to bottom] Joan Miró’s 1945 painting “Woman in the Night,” Constantin Brancusi’s 1926 bronze “Sleeping Muse II,” Roy Lichtenstein’s 1983 bronze “Sleeping Muse,” and Pablo Picasso’s 1918 painting “Harlequin,” as well as paintings and sculptures by Derain, Giacometti, Lipchitz, Modigliani, Rosso, Vuillard, di Suvero, Heizer, Judd, Nauman, Newman, Oldenburg, Serra, Shapiro, and Tuttle.


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