October 6, 2017

Art Museum Reception to Celebrate Donors and Launch New Planned Giving Society

Join the Art Museum at University of Saint Joseph (USJ) as it celebrates past and future donors and the launch a new planned giving society for works of art named for the Reverend John J. Kelley during a free reception, open to the public, on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

“We are thrilled to inaugurate this planned giving society in honor of a man who gave the first bequest of art to the University in 1966. Today, we honor all our donors and invite possible future donors to see how their gifts can enhance the lives of future generations,” said Ann H. Sievers, director and curator of the Art Museum. Those attending the October 19 reception will witness the unveiling of two new donated works of art, to be announced at the event. “We are very excited to present these gifts in their new home for the very first time,” said Sievers. The new gifts will join the Art Museum’s current exhibition of recent acquisitions and promised gifts, titled Past Progressive//Future Perfect. This multi-cultural exhibition, which runs through Dec. 17, consists of more than 50 works of art.

For more information about the Oct. 19 Donor Recognition Reception and launch of the John J. Kelley Society, call 860.231.5743 or visit www.usj.edu/artmuseum.