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Founders Society, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI 48202-4008)
Margaret Sterne (Project Director: December 1974 to present)

The Valentiner Project: A Biography of Dr. William R. Valentiner

To assist the publication of the definitive biography by D. Margaret Sterne, of Dr. William R. Valentiner, a major figure as a connoisseur, writer and art museum innovator. Dr. Valentiner was director of the Detroit Institute of Arts from 1924 to 1945. He built the most significant collections of art in America outside of New York City and Washington, D.C., in three fields: Dutch and Flemish art, Italian sculpture and modern European art.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Basic Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$11,448 (approved)
$11,448 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1974 – 2/28/1977