$350m gift to Musée d'Orsay

October 25 2016

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A Texan couple have pledged to give more than 600 works of art to the Musée d'Orsay. The collection includes works by Matisse, Modigliani and Vuillard, and has been reported as being worth about $350m. Spencer and Marlene Hays have loved France since visiting in 1971, and even built a replica of a French mansion house in Tennessee. Francois Hollande has made both the Hays members of the Legion d'Honneur. More here in the New York Times

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