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UW receives largest estate gift in its history

Submitted by rebecca on September 1, 2010 – 1:02 pmNo Comment

     LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) – The University of Wyoming has received the
largest estate gift in its history.
     The university says the estate gift is from Wyoming artist,
Neltje (NEL’-juh), a prolific abstract expressionist whose works
have been featured in collections at the Smithsonian and elsewhere.
     The gift includes her financial and land holdings save for those
going to her children and a select few personal donations.
Additionally, the gift includes a world-class collection of art
collected by Neltje over a lifetime of travel across the globe.
     UW says the gift will enhance its Art Museum and its visual and
literary arts programs as well has provide unique education
     The gift was announced Wednesday as the university broke ground
for its new $33 million Visual Arts Center on the Laramie campus.
     (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
 AP-NY-09-02-10 1101EDT

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