Published: May 16, 2016
SALEM, MASS. — The Peabody Essex Museum has long benefited from the generosity of longtime art collectors Sam and Sheila Robbins of Newton, Mass., who have already gifted 70 artworks from their collection to the museum.
Breaking the news, the Boston Globe reported this week that the couple have promised the balance of their collection, which numbers 1,000 artworks, to the museum as a bequest.
The couple has spent 60 years collecting a vast trove of paintings, seeking out talented and often overlooked artists with strong connections to the White Mountains and New England — landscape and still life painters, women artists, modernists, according to a museum spokesperson.
An installation of 14 works from the Robbins Collection goes on view in the museum’s American Art Galleries this week.
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