The connoisseur and the philanthropist: 25 years of the Sternberg Collection of Chinese Art

A fine display of ceramics, stone and bronze sculptures, textiles and paintings from the Gallery’s collection, acquired through the generosity of benefactors Edward and Goldie Sternberg and their friends.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 31 January 2014 to Sunday 27 April 2014

The connoisseur and the philanthropist: 25 years of the Sternberg Collection of Chinese Art image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 14 October 2013.
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After falling in love with Chinese art in the 1950s, Goldie Sternberg started donating works to the Art Gallery of NSW in the 1980s. In 1989, her husband, Edward Sternberg, proposed providing funds for the Gallery to invest, with the income used to buy Chinese art.

Since then, over 30 artworks in a wide range of artistic styles from the 1st century to modern times have been either gifted to the Gallery by the Sternbergs and friends inspired by their philanthropic spirit, or purchased with the Edward and Goldie Sternberg Chinese Art Purchase Fund.

The Chinese Spring Festival provides an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the ’harvest’ of hard work and to plan for the future, so no time is better to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the fund and the significant contribution it has made in growing the Gallery’s impressive Chinese collection.