Philadelphia Museum Of Art Receives Significant Contemporary Art Gift

By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art has recently acquired a new batch of contemporary art pieces.

Carlos Basualdo, senior curator of contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art says this year the museum received a significant gift of works to their collection.

“It’s a very important gift, it’s 97 works and the collectors are Keith and Kathy Sachs. They are longtime art collectors. I would say they are benefactors of the arts, they have been for a very long time very mindful of the arts in Philadelphia, especially dedicated to contemporary art,” Basualdo said.

(Kuznits:) “This is a pretty significant gift, it’s not the type of thing that you get every year.”

“Well I think that this is not the type of thing that we get every decade!” Basualdo said.

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The gift contains works by artists such as Jasper Johns and Elsworth Kelly, ranging from the 1950’s to present day. Some of the pieces are on display now. Baualdo says a complete exhibit of the gift will be curated in 2016.

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