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Cantor Arts Center Establishes The Lorenz Eitner Memorial Acquisitions Fund

Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) - “The Gates of Hell” (detail) - “The Three Shades,” 1880–c.1900 - Bronze, cast 1981, no. 5

STANFORD, CA.- The Cantor Arts Center announces
the establishment of a memorial fund to honor the late Lorenz Eitner, director
of the Stanford Museum and chair of the Department of Art from 1964 to 1989.
Professor Eitner did extraordinary work to develop Stanford’s art department and
had a crucial role in reviving the art museum.
In a very real sense, he
was the museum’s second founder and his legacy therefore lives on at Stanford.
To commemorate his importance for the museum, funds received will be used to
purchase a painting that reflects his scholarly interests. Donations should be
directed to Mona Duggan, Associate Director, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford
University, Stanford, CA 94305-5060.