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Philanthropists and Collections
March 11 - June 4 | 10:00am - 4:00pm| Free
Philanthropists and Collections explores the philanthropic impulse, and considers how patronage has helped shaped the UQ Art Collection. A selective survey of the giving that has bolstered their 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 UQ Art Museum with an opportunity to thank all their donors and to reflect on the act of collecting. What leads someone to donate artworks, and dow 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
Image: Elaine Haxton, Flower Bridge at Kwei-Lin, 1956. pen and brush and ink, with ink wash, gouache and pastel with scratching back on paper, image/sheet 46.0 x 54.5 cm. Collection of the University of Queensland. Gift of Dr James Taylor Duhig through the Alumni Association 1976. Reproduced courtesy of the artist’s estate.