Ellsworth Kelly Foundation gifts 76 works to Austin’s Blanton Museum on the artist’s birthday

Seventy-six works of art by Ellsworth Kelly have been gifted to the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. Sixty-seven of the works are gifts from the late artist and Jack Shear, president of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. The remaining works come from the famed television producer and art patron Douglas S. Cramer of Martha’s Vineyard; longtime art collectors Jan and Howard Hendler of Scottsdale, Arizona; Austin-based, internationally regarded collectors and Blanton National Leadership Board members Jeanne and Michael Klein; and businessman, philanthropist, and art collector David G. Booth, also of Austin. “Not only do these works complement and enhance visitors’ understanding of Austin—now a cornerstone of the Blanton’s collection—but they also help to strengthen the museum’s role as

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