PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Museum of Art is celebrating the acquisition of hundreds of pieces of art to add to its collection.

There’s a 10th century Indian bronze sculpture of the Chola Dynasty, several Impressionist and modern paintings from modern masters – one stand out piece, Daniel Garber’s Tanis (photo).

“It’s really remarkable that the Museum of Art has been able to acquire what is widely acclaimed to be Daniel Garber’s greatest painting, since Garber was a painter so closely affiliated with Philadelphia and the region – a spectacular painting,” says Timothy Rub, director and chief executive officer of the Museum of Art.

Rub says the pieces were acquired by purchase, gift, or pledged to the museum as donations. Many of them are already on view and marked “new acquisition.”

You can hear Karin Phillips’ interview with Timothy Rub in this CBS Philly ‘At Your Leisure’ podcast…

Reported By Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio

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