Why US universities are investing in their art museums

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Hilarie M. Sheets:

Over the past decade, many university leaders and donors have come to the same conclusion: investment in the arts is essential to building a competitive institution in an increasingly global world. This year, around half a dozen new museums and arts centres are opening on campuses across the country, from Columbia University in New York to Rice University in Texas. They come on the heels of recently completed projects at Stanford in California, Harvard in Massachusetts and Yale in Connecticut… Read more

Image: The Anderson Collection at Stanford University, part of the arts district it has created over the past ten years (Photo: © Tim Griffith, courtesy of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University)