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Art Institute of Chicago Receives Another Major Donation of Artworks

The Art Institute of Chicago recently received a gift of art valued at over $400 million. Now, as if it didn’t have enough to celebrate already, the institute's also just been given another major donation of 105 drawings from the collection of Chicago philanthropist Irving Stenn Jr., a trustee of the museum, reports Shia Kapos in Crain’s. Stenn’s collection includes works from the 1960s by the likes of Mel Bochner, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, and Agnes Denes.

Museum president Douglas Druick said: “Irv has a discerning eye for art and tremendous stamina for searching it out, and this makes his generous and enlightened support of the museum especially potent.”

News of Stenn’s donation comes right on the heels of the largest gift the institute has ever received in its history, as reported here—the $400 million collection given by Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson includes pieces by Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, and Gerhard Richter.