Thursday, March 29, 2012

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Received a Gift of Old Masters from Michal and Renata Hornstein

On March 20th, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts issued a press release announcing the gift by Michal and Renata Hornstein of "close to" 80 works of 17th century Dutch and Flemish paintings valued at $75 million.

The existing collection includes works by artists such as Veronese, El Greco, Rembrandt, De Heem, Snyders, Poussin, Claude, Tiepolo, Boucher, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Chassériau, Bouguereau, Daumier, Corot, Pissaro, Monet, Sisley, Rodin, Renoir, Matisse, Van Dongen, Giacometti, Dix, Rouault, and Picasso.

This reminds me of the great generosity of museum benefactors in the first half of the 20th century.

A new pavilion will be built to display the collection.

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