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UQ Art Museum: 20 April

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Philanthropists and collections investigates the philanthropic impulse, and considers how patronage has helped shape the UQ Art Collection. A selective survey of the giving that has bolstered our holdings, it brings together a representative group of artworks that have been generously donated by organisations such as the Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. and altruistic individuals.

The exhibition provides us with an opportunity to thank all our donors and to reflect on the act of collecting. What leads someone to donate artworks, and how do these gifts influence the development of a collection? How does patronage contribute to the cultural heritage of an institution, and do objects ‘live’ differently in an art museum?

Curator: Samantha Littley

Vida Lahey
Thunbergia  c.1943
watercolour on paper
50.0 x 39.5 cm
Collection of The University of Queensland. Gift of F. C. M. and M. L. Z. in memory of Emily Suter, 1943.
© Queensland Art Gallery
Photo: Carl Warner

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