UVa to get Roanoke couple's American art holdings
posted May 22 2012 10:00AM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A former University of Virginia rector and his wife plan to donate their American art collection to the University of Virginia Art Museum.
University of Virginia officials say that W. Heywood and Cynthia Fralin's 40-piece collection includes works by John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and Robert Henry. It's the largest single gift of art to the university, which will rename the museum the Fralin Museum of Art.
A charitable trust run by Heywood Fralin also has donated significant American works to Roanoke's Taubman Museum of Art, including paintings by Sargent, Winslow Homer and Norman Rockwell.