Art museum collection bolstered in Denver
August 19, 2013
Many individuals like to head to their local art museum to take in a bit of culture and learn about artistic waves and societies. This can provide education and entertainment for a slew of people from different backgrounds.
This is set to continue for some time in Denver, Colo., where the Denver Art Museum was recently the recipient of many pieces of art and a gift of $500,000. Local collector Henry Roath gave about 50 pieces of art - paintings and sculptures - to the organization, including works from artists like Frederic Remington, E. Martin Hennings and Ernest Blumenschein.
"I'm excited for visitors and the public to be able to experience the masters of the American West firsthand," Roath explained. "I hope this gift will inspire others to further grow the acquisition fund so that the collection can continue to evolve."
He also gave the museum $500,000 to acquire new art in the future, expand and develop programs.
The Denver Art Museum recently announced that it would be hosting a fundraiser in December at the 33rd annual Collector's Choice gala. The money raised will go toward obtaining pieces for the Petrie Institute of Western American Art. Moreover, Roath will be one of the individuals honored for his generosity at the event.
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