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NEH Challenge Grant Request for Mid-Level Curatorships
Kaywin Feldman, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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MIA Makes Most of Asian Art (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Mary Abbe
Publication: Star Tribune
Date: 6/8/2011
Abstract: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has hired Chinese-born curator Liu Yang to head an expanded Department of Asian Art with $4.75 million in new funding.Liu, 49, who will begin work June 20, replaces the department's founding curator, Robert Jacobsen, who retired last year after 33 years in the post. One of his first tasks will be to hire two curators responsible for Japanese, Korean, Indian and southeast Asian art. They are new "junior" positions supported by $4.75 million in new funding, led by a $1.75 million challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The rest came from longtime museum patron Jane Emison ($1.5 million), an anonymous donor ($1 million) and the National Endowment for the Humanities ($500,000).
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