Sara Roby Foundation Donates Works of Art

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Summary

The Sara Roby Foundation of New York City donates 169 painting, sculptures and drawings comprising an "extraordinary collection of twentieth-century realistic art" to the National Museum of American Art, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum. On June 11 the formal announcement of the gift is made.

Subject

  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Sara Roby Foundation
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1984. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985, p. 417, 418.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

June, 1984

Topic

  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Gifts
  • Art objects

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