Monday, August 27, 2007
Artdaily.org -Jack and Mary Ann Frable Give Funds To Complete Curatorial Endowment
Artdaily.org - The First Art Newspaper on the Net: "RICHMOND, VA.-Jack and Mary Ann Frable of Richmond have made a generous gift to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to complete the match of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to endow the museum's curatorial chair in ancient art, VMFA Director Alex Nyerges has announced. 'We knew we could truly make a difference not only in the strength of VMFA's ancient art department, but also in the community, because generations of school children have been especially drawn to ancient art for its beauty, mystery and human focus,' the two benefactors said in a statement. 'The objects tell stories, represent myth, and feature struggles and accomplishments that resonate within us all. Through art, children and scholars alike can draw connections between their world and the ancient world, while posing new questions about the human condition.'"