The Art Institute of Chicago announces a record donation of $35 million

 Chicago  |  6 February 2016  |  AMA  |  Tweet  |  LinkedIn

The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) has recently received an exceptional donation of $35 million from Dorothy Braude Edinburg — dead in 2015 —, owner of a large collection.

This donation will enable the institution to acquire new Asian artworks, paintings and drawings, and to strengthen the AIC’s position as a major museum. Dorothy Edinburg and the Institute are thus continuing a posthumous collaboration that started 23 years ago, with her donation of over 1,500 works spanning over six centuries.

And that’s not all from the AIC: its president-director Douglas Druick will be leaving his position and be replaced by James Rondeau as president. Eloise W. Martin will be taking over as director.

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