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By: Laurel Malin
Dina Reis an American businesswoman originally from New York City has donated tens of millions of dollars’ worth of art to a worldwide registered art lending library. Over the last few years master works in the Dina Reis collection, both paintings and sculptures, have found homes around the world in both special “Kunsthalle” types of exhibits and national museums.
Included in the Reis loans; an Arnold Feininger and four Georges Saupique sculptures to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Canada. Three large Thomas Hart Benton mural masterpieces traveled in the worldwide Guggenheim tour “America Today: 300 Years of Art from the U.S.”
The tour Included museum stops in Russia and Spain and the National Art Museum of China Beijing and Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art. In other loans by Dina Reis, a George Tooker collection of paintings to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Philadelphia museum. An Amedeo Modigliani for the Paul Delvaux exhibition at Le Bellevue Biarritz France as well as an Eli Nadelman sculpture to the Whitney Nadelman retrospective.
A spokesman person for the Reis trust informed us that many additional works were on loan and that Ms. Reis strongly feels that great art belongs to the public. Dina Reis is currently in discussion to make the loans as permanent gifts to select institutions.
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