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Worcester Art Museum gets $825,000 grant

 A grant from the Henry Luce Foundation will support the Worcester Art Museum’s collection of pre-contemporary American art, which includes Asher B. Durand’s “Capture of Major Andre.“

Frank E Graham

A grant from the Henry Luce Foundation will support the Worcester Art Museum’s collection of pre-contemporary American art, which includes Asher B. Durand’s “Capture of Major Andre.“

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The Worcester Art Museum just got a little richer, thanks to an $825,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The three-year grant, which the museum announced Thursday, will help support the institution’s significant collection of pre-contemporary American art. The funding will allow curators to roll out a new series of installations and exhibits highlighting works rarely seen by the public.

“We are thrilled,” said director of curatorial affairs Jon Seydl. “[The] grant . . . suits not only our short-term needs but our long-term ones as well. It’s about conservation, it’s about exhibition, it’s about programming. It’s focusing on a huge strength of the Worcester Art Museum.”

Alexander Frandsen can be reached at alexander.frandsen@globe.com.
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