University of Texas at Dallas Receives Over 400 Swiss Artworks, and Colonial Williamsburg Acquires Revolutionary War Portrait

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has received a gift of over 400 works of Swiss art from Dallas collectors Nona and Richard Barrett. Having begun there collection in the 1990s, according to the press release, “the Barretts have become the most knowledgeable American collectors of Swiss art of the past two generations.” The Barrett Collection will be housed in a new Barrett Museum to be built on campus. “We have benefited so much from our city of Dallas and are glad to have an opportunity to give something back. Our wish is for our collection to remain intact and have a permanent, public home in our own city as well as in Texas,” said Richard Barrett. (Hyperallergic)

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