Yale University has announced an $11 million gift from alumnus Stephen D. Susman in support of new exhibition space at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Part of a ten-year renovation and expansion project, the newly created Stephen Susman Galleries will rotate special exhibitions when they reopen in December 2012. The gift from Susman — a Yale University Art Gallery board member since 1998 — coincides with his fiftieth reunion.

Founded in 1832, the Yale University Art Gallery, America’s oldest college art museum, boasts a wide-ranging collection of more than 185,000 objects from all over the world and from different time periods. The gallery is well known for its collections of Greek and Roman art, early Italian paintings, later European art, Asian art, African art, Indo-Pacific art, art of the ancient Americas, and Impressionist, modern, and contemporary works.

“The Stephen Susman Galleries will become a primary destination for Yale students and visitors to campus, as they will feature continuous special exhibitions drawn from the gallery’s remarkably diverse collections, as well as shows touring to Yale from other museums,” said the museum’s director, Jock Reynolds. “It is wonderful to have a benefactor who so highly values from his own personal experience the pleasure and knowledge that can be derived from directly encountering great original works of art.”

For more details, please visit the Yale University website.

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