Local doctors make donation to Williams College Museum of Art
Local doctors Carolyn and Eli Newberger — who are also musicians — have made a big gift to the Williams College Museum of Art. The school announced this week that the couple promised a gift of 340 objects of African art from the late 19th to 20th centuries. Carolyn Newberger said in a statement: “As new Berkshire residents and grandparents of a Williams College sophomore, we look forward through this gift to opening doors to scholarship on African life and culture. Eli and I hope the collection will aid in building bridges to a vibrant local African and African-American community.” The couple began collecting the art when they served in the Peace Corps in the late 1960s. The collection includes this calabash pot with a raffia handle made by the Mossi people.