Thursday, December 21, 2006

BREAKING: Gross Clinic Offer Matched

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

"At a news conference today, Mayor Street announced that Thomas Eakins' masterpiece The Gross Clinic would remain in Philadelphia. The local fund-raising effort to buy the painting has received more than 2,000 contributions from more than 30 states, sources at the Philadelphia Museum of Art said. Among them were $10 million from Leonore Annenberg, and $3 million each from H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, Joseph Neubauer, and the Pew Charitable Trusts. ... Officials said the [painting] would be on view at the Art Museum in the near future."

More later.