Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 1, Page 40
Fall 1991
1990-91 Report of Private Support
Performance, auction, foundations aid arts, humanities

     The College of Arts and Science volunteer Arts and Humanities
Committee continued its support  during the past year. A
sub-committee, under the leadership of Mrs. Edgar Miller and Mrs.
Rodman Ward, raised over $22,000 for scholarships in the University's
Music Department as a result of the benefit performance of the
Pavilion Opera Company of England.
     Home concerts were held throughout New Castle County to spotlight
for the community the stars of the Department of Music. In southern
Delaware, the Arts and Humanities Committee presented the Sundays at
Four Series for the second successful year. Mr. and Mrs. John Burris
offered their home for a concert by the Mendelssohn String Quartet,
and a lecture series, "The Federal Age," was presented in various
sites throughout Sussex and Kent counties.
     An international auction at Christie's in New York on Oct. 10,
will benefit the Paul Coremans Fellowship endowment for the
University's new doctoral degree in art conservation. Caroline Keck of
Cooperstown, N.Y., gave $25,000 as seed money. On Oct. 4, a new
exhibition, "Brandywine Valley to the Bay: Art from Private
Collections" will open at the University Gallery in Old College.
Grants from The Crestlea and Welfare Foundations, the Delaware Arts
Council, the Starrett Foundation and the Sloan Foundation will support
the exhibition and catalog of 97 outstanding works of art from 37
private collections.
     Mrs. Henry B. du Pont established the Henry B. du Pont Fellowship
in Art History. In the English department, the Ned B. Allen
Professorship was established by Mrs. Allen and awarded to Dr. Lois
     The new doctoral degree program in art conservation, the only one
in North America, was established with the Kress Foundation and the
Mellon Foundation supporting fellowships. The J. Paul Getty Trust
awarded a challenge grant of $250,000 for art conservation internships
as a two-to-one match, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation supported the
program with a challenge of $250,000 as a one-to-one match with three
years for completion.