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Stanford to receive major art donation

Original post made on Jun 16, 2011

Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson of Atherton and daughter Mary Patricia Anderson Pence announced this week they're donating 121 works of 20th-century American art to Stanford University, including pieces by Jackson Pollock, Richard Diebenkorn, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko.

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Posted by kcv
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm

How wonderful, how generous, how very lovely of Harry W. and Margaret M. Anderson, with their daughter Mary P. Anderson Pence, to donate the "core" of their extraordinary art collection for public viewing at the Stanford University campus.

Viewing various expressions of art can open hearts, and thus open minds, as well as can be a source of great joy and inspiration.

Their gift to the community will be a global gift, to be enjoyed by generations of folks after the Anderson Gallery opens in late 2014.

Writing this comment so the donors can appreciate the depth of gratitude readers feel after seeing “Stanford to receive major art donation” in today’s news. I, for one, can’t stop smiling. Thank you Anderson family.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 22, 2011 at 11:19 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Of course, the value of this gift must be conservatively estimated.


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