Art News ~ A significant collection of 100+ Masterworks unseen for decades bequeathed to museums

MasterArtworks bequeathed from Mellon Collection - National Gallery of Art, D.C.

Masterworks bequeathed from Mellon Collection – National Gallery of Art, D.C.

Art News ~ a significant collection of 62 Masterworks, including Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, Homer, and Seurat unseen for decades were bequeathed to the museum from the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and will become part of the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Interesting tidbit, the National Gallery of Art was founded in 1937 by Paul’s father, Andrew Mellon.
http://www.boston.com/travel/destinations/2014/05/23/van-gogh-monet-among-works-going-gallery/HIKIMTbKyxRKXFveKyMaCL/story.html

Masterworks from Mellon Collection given to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

Masterpieces from Mellon Collection given to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

26 additional Masterworks from the Mellon Collection were also given to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), including Pissarro, Gauguin, Degas, van Dongen, van Gogh, & Seurat.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/23/arts/design/rarities-from-mellon-collection-reach-new-homes.html?_r=0

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