The Fralin Art Museum at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville has received $ 3 million to award its address, which has been occupied by Matthew McLendon since January of 2017. Of that sum, $ 2 million comes from the family of J. Sanford Miller, a venture capitalist and UVA alumnus who is now a general partner of Institutional Venture Partners in Silicon Valley; $ 1 million comes from the university's Bicentennial Professors Fund, which awards grants for various philanthropic efforts.
"The Fralin Art Museum is fundamental to the educational mission and the values of inclusion and excellence of this great public university." Miller said in a statement sent to the press. "The arts are essential to translate and humanize our shared experience in a society increasingly based on technology"
The Fralin, which was established in 1935, is currently home to a show of Adolph monotypes Gottlieb, and another of the architecture and design drawings of the founder of the university, Thomas Jefferson. Both are run until April 29.