Longtime patrons James W. and Frances Gibson McGlothlin have given their collection of 73 works to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for permanent installation in the McGlothlin American Art Galleries. The value of the McGlothlin Collection exceeds $200 million and will open to the public on November 24. “We originally intended to give these paintings to VMFA after our lifetime,” Jim McGlothlin said, “but we’ve recently decided it’s more important for them to reach the hundreds of thousands of patrons who visit the museum. We would rather share in the public’s enjoyment of these works, and hope visitors receive as much pleasure from them as we have.” VMFA Director Alex Nyerges said: “The McGlothlins’ unexpected gift is a magnanimous gesture of national importance. These works greatly strengthen our American collection with 12 artworks by John Singer Sargent, five new Bellows and 56 additional m

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