Tuesday, January 9, 2018

La Salle University to deaccession 46 works from the university's art museum collection

Jean‐Baptiste‐Camille Corot's "Baptism of Christ (1844-45); Study for the painting in the church of St. Nicholas-du-Chardonnet. Oil on canvas, 21 x 16 3/4 in.
PHILADELPHIA, PA---Today La Salle University announced that its Board of Trustees has approved the deaccession of 46 artworks from the University’s Art Museum collection of over 5,000 pieces. Proceeds from the deaccession will help fund initiatives from the University’s five-year strategic plan—a blueprint for La Salle’s sustainable and vibrant future, and a pathway to enhanced student experience and outcomes. The Art Museum will continue its robust pedagogical mission across a wide array of academic disciplines, as well as its service to its neighbors in the surrounding community and throughout the region. Christie’s has been selected by La Salle to handle the sale of the artworks at auction which is tentatively scheduled to occur from March 2018 through June 2018. [More]