Sackler Donates 1000 Pieces of Asian Art
It is announced that Dr. Arthur M. Sackler of New York will donate 1,000 masterpieces of Asian art from his collection valued in excess of $50 million, and $4 million to the new Smithsonian Center for African, Near Eastern, and Asian Cultures, to be named the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1982. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 7, 24, 28, 378.
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
September 15, 1982