Adlers Give $4.5 M. to Princeton Art Museum for New European Art Curator, Programs

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The Adlers in 2011. (Courtesy PMC)

Businessman and philanthropist Allen R. Adler and his wife, Frances Beatty Adler, vice president of Upper East Side gallery Richard Feigen & Co., have donated $4.5 million to the Princeton University Art Museum to endow a new curatorial and lecture position and fund a variety of programs.

The scholar who assumes the newly minted Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curatorship at the Princeton University Art Museum and Lectureship in the Department of Art and Archaeology will be charged with focusing on European art ranging from the medieval period up through Post-Impressionism.

Mr. Adler, a Princeton man (he graduated cum laude) is on the advisory council of the Princeton University Art Museum. Ms. Adler, who graduated from Vassar and earned a Ph.D. in art history from Columbia, serves as chair of Soho’s Drawing Center.

“Our hope is to further enrich the study of art for generations of Princetonians and the wider public,” Mr. Adler said in a statement.