Funding the Arts at Harvard University

Celebration of new fund for the arts at Harvard
Dean Lizabeth Cohen with Maryellie Kulukundis Johnson '57 and her husband, Rupert H. Johnson Jr., donors to the arts at Harvard University.Dean Lizabeth Cohen with Maryellie Kulukundis Johnson '57 and her husband, Rupert H. Johnson Jr., donors to the arts at Harvard University.

A fall gathering celebrated the generosity of the Johnson-Kulukundis family for their $10 million investment in the arts at Harvard. The event featured President Drew Gilpin Faust, Dean Lizabeth Cohen, and Maryellie Kulukundis Johnson ’57.

Arts leaders across Harvard joined members of the Radcliffe community to toast Maryellie Kulukundis Johnson and her husband, Rupert H. Johnson Jr., for their generosity. Their gift will establish the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Byerly Hall.

The gift also endows the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Faculty Director of the Arts at Radcliffe, currently held by Yukio Lippit ’92, a professor of the history of art and architecture, and other arts programs at Harvard.

A rendering of the planned Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Byerly HallA rendering of the planned Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Byerly Hall

Maryellie Kulukundis Johnson '57 with President Drew Gilpin Faust and Jeffrey D. Melvoin '75 under the tent in Radcliffe Yard during the September celebration.Maryellie Kulukundis Johnson '57 with President Drew Gilpin Faust and Jeffrey D. Melvoin '75 under the tent in Radcliffe Yard during the September celebration.Undergraduate dancers helped to celebrate the gift to the arts at Harvard.Undergraduate dancers helped to celebrate the gift to the arts at Harvard.
Yukio LippitYukio LippitMohsen MostafaviMohsen Mostafavi


Photos by Tony Rinaldo

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