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Biographical / Historical
In 1947, Rice University received a group of small Egyptian artifacts that, given the lack of exhibition space available on campus at the time, were placed on extended loan to the Museum of Fine Arts. These artifacts were the first known gift of works of art given to the University. Additions to the collection, however, were scarce until 1965 when the emerging Department of Art and Art History called for a collection for exhibition conducive to student education. Periodic purchases of original prints were made from 1965 to 1970. The Rice Collection later acquired more diverse works such as Pre-Columbian pottery and sculpture, African sculpture, and contemporary prints. Presently, works from the Rice Art Collection can be seen all over the Rice Campus.
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Rice University Art Collection Acquisitions Records, 1947-1995, UA 156, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. https://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/712 Accessed December 09, 2023.