E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Provides Funding for Improved Access to Japanese Folding Screens
December 2, 2016
The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation is presenting DePauw University with a $13,274 gift to assist with improvements to the care of nine Japanese folding screens at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center. (at right: Rakuchu Rakugai Folding Screen ("In and Around the City of Kyoto"; painted silk on panel/19th century, gift of Arthur E. Klauser ’45)
In an effort to modernize access to the collections for student and faculty use, DePauw staff will replace an existing storage bin with museum-quality storage furniture and purchase a new HEPA vacuum to more effectively clean and preserve the Japanese screens and collection storage areas.
In recent years, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation has provided DePauw with generous support to consolidate and improve storage and access to Asian art holdings. The Foundation has also nurtured various curatorial initiatives, including the recent exhibition and publication: Abstract Traditions: Postwar Japanese Prints from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection.
To learn more about permanent art collection holdings and how they might benefit DePauw University student and faculty teaching and research opportunities, as well as K-12 education, please contact Alexandra Chamberlain, assistant curator of exhibitions and education, at (765) 658-4884 or email@example.com.
The galleries at the Peeler Art Center are open Monday-through-Friday from10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 pm; and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m., and are closed during University breaks and holidays. Please visit our website for more information.Back