Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Names Frank Raysor "Collector of the Year"


RICHMOND, VA.- The Virginia Museum of Fine Art’s Collectors’ Circle named Richmond-raised Frank Raysor “Collector of the Year” at a gala last weekend. During the evening’s celebration, VMFA Director Alex Nyerges announced Raysor’s plans to bequeath more than $3 million to the museum. Raysor already has promised VMFA a gift of 10,000 prints that he has amassed throughout the past 35 years. In recognition of this unprecedented gift, the museum’s previous library is being named the “Frank Raysor Center for the Study of Works on Paper.” The center will house more than 15,000 works on paper and will provide the space and resources needed for the study of the history of western print-making, among other subjects. The study center will open after a complete renovation and refurbishment of the existing space. The gifted prints cover the history of print-making, spanning the 15th cen