New York’s Asia Society receives $2m-endowment for exhibition and education programmes

Asia Society Museum, New York. Via Wikicommons: Daniel Case

The Minnesota philanthropic organisation Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation has awarded a $2 million grant (approx. £1.4m) to New York’s Asia Society towards the development of their exhibition and education programmes.

The Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation was named after the mother-daughter duo, who built one of the largest collection Japanese art, from the prehistoric to contemporary periods. Works from the collection will be included in the museum’s upcoming Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan (9 February - 8 May).

15 January 2016.