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Wednesday March 25th, 2015

Posted at 8:43pm

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Tepperman’s has donated $45,000 to the Art Gallery of Windsor to sponsor a new project specifically designed to support the provincial educational curriculum to strengthen visual literacy.

Curated with the help of the AGW’s Education Committee, the project is called “Look Again! Celebrating the AGW Collection” and intersects four centuries of historical, modern and contemporary art to profile three central themes: Portraiture and the Body; Form and Design through Abstraction; and Canadian Heritage and the Land. The exhibit also includes a recreation of an expansive nineteenth-century salon wall using the AGW’s collection of paintings from that period.

“This month we’re celebrating our 90th Anniversary and with today’s announcement, we continue the legacy of giving that our grandparents began nine decades ago,” said Noah Tepperman, Secretary/Treasurer and Director of Public and Community Relations.

During the past 18 years, Tepperman’s has awarded nearly $600,000 in scholarships and bursaries in southwestern Ontario.

Andrew Tepperman, President, adds, “As part of our 90th Anniversary of giving, our families and our entire team are honoured to partner with the Art Gallery of Windsor to present this project that unites fine art with education. This program breaks down any barriers, for young people to appreciate these outstanding works.” Today’s announcement is one of several recently made by Tepperman’s, following a $45,000 donation to the London Children’s Museum on March 19, and nearly $30,000 given towards scholarships and bursaries to celebrate the 90th Anniversary.

The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, April 4th and will be showcased with numerous upgrades, including a new modular wall system, furnishings, self-guided gallery tours and coming this fall, new curriculum programs for K-12 students. Featured artists include Lawren Harris, Pablo Picasso, Raoul Dufy, Paul Kane, Maurice Vlaminck, Emily Carr, Caven Atkins, Evergon, Chris Cran, Andy Warhol, Jules Olitski, Dorothy Knowles, Prudence Heward, Rebecca Belmore and more.

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