Gifts Enhance Metropolitan Museum’s Scholarly Activities in Cycladic and Early Greek Art

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NEW YORK, NY.- The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today the gift to its Greek and Roman Art Department of an endowment fund from The Museum of Cycladic Art, in Athens, Greece. The gift, in memory of Dolly Goulandris, will support lectures about the ancient art of the Cyclades and other regions of the ancient Greek world. Also announced was the intended gift by Pat Getz-Gentle of a photograph archive of Cycladic art. “The Museum is very pleased to announce these gifts from our generous colleagues and friends,” noted Thomas P. Campbell, Director of the Metropolitan Museum. “Through their support and vision, the scholarly activities of the Department of Greek and Roman Art have been greatly enhanced, transforming it into a major center for the study of early Cycladic sculpture.” An endowment fund has been established for “Lectures in Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art,” a permanent series of lec