NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A Yale graduate has promised $11 million to finance new exhibition galleries at the university’s art gallery.
Stephen Susman pledged the gift in honor of the 50th reunion of the Class of 1962, of which he is a member. Yale recently announced the gift.
The Houston resident says he’s been interested in art since college and is grateful that his father’s Yale classmates gave him a scholarship to attend.
The Yale University Art Gallery remains open during renovation.. When the expanded portions of the gallery open in December 2012, the new space will be known as the Stephen Susman Galleries.
The gallery was founded in 1832 when patriot-artist John Trumbull donated more than 100 of his paintings to Yale College.
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