Why have you given so much of your time, money, and artwork to MOCA Jacksonville? What does the Museum mean to you?
The Museum is a place for everyone to see art, to be exposed to the art, and to get consumed by the art.
Art was our thing. Don and I were into art through the thirty years of our marriage, viewing and collecting, and after Don's retirement, more philanthropic work with the American Federation of Arts and the American Academy in Rome, and Don was on the Whitney Museum of American Art print committee.
That was our life in New York--the galleries, the museums, the openings, the art trips. Our friends were in the art world in New York and Dallas and Portland--all over. We travelled with them and saw many, many, many art collections all over the U.S.
And when Don and I travelled, we saw more museums and collections and met more collectors in Rome, Florence, Paris, London, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
How would you like MOCA to use this transformational gift you have bestowed on the Museum?
Just as a supplement to the whole collection, enriching the base, being there for everyone to see and experience, utilizing the mission of the Museum.