Rutgers gets its largest-ever gift, a $34M art collection

NEW BRUNSWICK — Rutgers University will receive an estimated $34 million collection of Soviet nonconformist art, the largest gift in Rutgers history, the university announced Thursday.

The donation comes from Nancy Dodge, the widow of famed economist and art collector Norton Dodge, and includes 17,300 works to be displayed in the university’s Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum.

Rutgers will also receive a separate $10 million donation from the Avenir Foundation to maintain the collection, which will make the Zimmerli museum the world’s principal site for studying underground art produced in the Soviet Union, the university said.

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Source: Middlesex

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