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Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:58

The Williams College Museum of Art Receives Major Gift of Contemporary Art

The Wiliams College Museum of Art. The Wiliams College Museum of Art. Wikimedia Commons

The Williams College Museum of Art has received a donation of 68 works of contemporary art from the collection of computer programmer and philanthropist Peter Norton.

WCMA is one recipient in a series of gifts to university and college art museums throughout the country. The art, from Norton’s personal collection, is intended to support the integration of the visual arts in higher education, to connect diverse audiences with contemporary art, and to foster creative museum practice.

The gift to WCMA is part of Norton’s second such philanthropic project, following one in 2000 in which he gave more than 1,000 pieces to 32 institutions.

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