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Friday, 29 August 2014 12:35

High Museum of Art Receives $2.5 Million Gift for Folk Art Initiatives

Howard Finster's 'George Washington #6, 903,' 1987. Howard Finster's 'George Washington #6, 903,' 1987. High Museum of Art, Atlanta

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, has received a $2.5 million gift from local philanthropist Dan Boone and his late wife Merrie Boone. The generous donation will support and expand the museum’s folk and self-taught art initiatives, including the endowment of a permanent, full-time curatorial position to lead the department. With the addition of the Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art, all seven of the High’s collecting departments will have a full-time endowed curatorial position.

The Boones’ gift will enable the continued growth of the museum’s exhibition program, conservation efforts, and its folk and self-taught art collection, which is considered one of the finest of its kind.

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