The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Thursday, January 26, 2023


Shelburne Museum announces two new major endowments
Einars J. Mengis (1931-74), John Wilmerding with Spectacle-Optometrist’s Sign, July 10, 1968. Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches. Collection of Shelburne Museum Archives.



SHELBURNE, VT.- Shelburne Museum announced today the creation of two major endowments that support vital areas of the institutionؙ—the directorship and American paintings. The two endowments provide crucial long-term support for the museum and contribute to the sustainability of Vermont’s foremost public resource for visual art and material culture.

The $5.25 million John Wilmerding endowment supports the director’s position at the museum and provides additional funding for exhibitions and special projects. The endowment is named in honor of John Wilmerding, a renowned American art scholar and Shelburne Museum trustee emeritus. Completion of the fund was substantially enabled by a $1 million challenge grant from the Alice L. Walton Foundation.

The Judith and James Pizzagalli American Paintings Endowment is a $2.5 million fund dedicated to acquisition and exhibition of American paintings that will ensure continued groundbreaking and world-class offerings at the museum. Shelburne, Vermont, residents Judith and James Pizzagalli are longtime supporters of Shelburne Museum.

“The John Wilmerding Directorship and the Judith and James Pizzagalli American Paintings Endowment dovetail perfectly, not only with the emphasis on American paintings, but also in supporting areas of the institution that are vital to its mission,” said Thomas Denenberg, John Wilmerding Director. “Both contribute in a significant way to the sustainability of Shelburne Museum. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of the Pizzagallis, Alice L. Walton Foundation and the many dedicated donors who participated in meeting the Walton challenge.”

The John Wilmerding Fund, honors Wilmerding’s leadership at the museum and recognizes his role in shaping the field of American art. The endowment links his decades-long legacy at Shelburne and his remarkable contribution to the field with Shelburne Museum, which was founded by his grandmother, Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960).

“I’m delighted this endowment recognizes and celebrates the innumerable contributions John Wilmerding has made to the field of American art,” said philanthropist Alice Walton. “John has been a trusted advisor and dear friend for many years, and it’s fitting that this directorship is in his name.”

Wilmerding’s connection to Shelburne goes back to his days as a student at Harvard, where he advised his grandmother on American art acquisitions, a role he would continue to play throughout his career. A beloved Princeton University professor who also taught at Dartmouth, Harvard and Yale universities, he later served as the Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

The Judith and James Pizzagalli American Paintings Endowment was created expressly for acquisition and exhibition of American paintings. On view in rotation in Webb Gallery of American Art, the museum’s collection includes a breadth of examples of American art from colonial portraits to 19th-century folk art, from Hudson River School landscapes and important seascapes to innovative works of American modernism.

“Shelburne’s American paintings collection is a true gem unlike any other in Vermont. We felt strongly about preserving this legacy and ensuring the continued strength of the collection. In addition, this fund will create a resource for both advancing scholarship and bringing works to the region that enrich the cultural experience that Shelburne offers,” said James Pizzagalli.










Today's News

November 16, 2021

Exhibition at Städel Museum celebrates the work of Rembrandt van Rijn

LACMA exhibits selections from the Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl Photography Collection

Janet Borden, Inc. opens an exhibition of works by Fred Cray

World-class collection for Het Noordbrabants Museum in The Netherlands

Clapton guitar, Cobain setlist, Whitney jacket under hammer

Exhibition marks David Lamelas's first solo show in New York in more than a decade

Phillips and Poly Auction announce highlights of Hong Kong Fall Sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design

Carbon 12 opens an exhibition of works by Bernhard Buhmann

Kunstmuseum Den Haag opens an exhibition of Morten Løbner Espersen's ceramic objects

Thomas Erben Gallery opens a special exhibition of work by Louise Fishman

Prince stage-worn custom-made suit among Marvels of Modern Music up for auction

Ruiz-Healy Art opens an exhibition of César A. Martinez's iconic cast of Batos, Pachucos, and Rucas

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston appoints Eric Woods as Chief Operating Officer

Holabird Western Americana Collections' sale grosses $500,000

Sondheim's 'Assassins' misses its mark in this revival

Lee Maracle, combative Indigenous author, dies at 71

$275K Apollo 11-flown American flag launches Heritage Auctions space event to nearly $3 million

Twyla Tharp: 'Each one of the dances is my hope for a perfect world'

If remote work empties downtowns, can theaters fill their seats?

Marlborough London opens an exhibition of large-scale works by Hughie O'Donoghue

Brandywine River Museum of Art reopening for the holidays, following extended closure due to Hurricane Ida flooding

Shelburne Museum announces two new major endowments

Drawing women back into the history of art

Eskenazi Museum of Art hires inaugural Director of Curatorial Affairs

Easy buying and selling of tickets at the last minute

African American Museum Hosts Cocktail Reception in December

List the best Webtoon Apps for Android and iOS

12 Best Places To Travel With Your Family And Friends




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful