Florida Atlantic University just received a gift of $3.8 million worth of fine art. The charitable gift from Attorneys Rick Stone and wife Lesley Blackner includes 17 paintings, with works by Henri Matisse, Edward Willis Redfield, David Park, and John Henry Twachtman.
The paintings will comprise the “Rick and Lesley Stone Art Collection”, and will be on display at the Ritter Art Gallery on FAU’s Boca Raton campus.
The Stones also provided additional support for the establishment of an art history teaching laboratory in the Ritter Gallery, which will provide college students with the opportunity to study art up close.
“We are pleased to provide these works with a lovely permanent home where they can be enjoyed up close by FAU students forever,”…