Sackler Donates 1000 Pieces of Asian Art

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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.


  • Sackler, Arthur M
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)


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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1982. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 7, 24, 28, 378.

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September 15, 1982


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