Black and white lithograph of resting tigerEugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863) Tigre Royale, 1829. Lithograph on off-white laid paper, 12.8 x 18.25 inches. Grand Rapids Art Museum, Gift of Mabel H. Perkins, 1956.2.142.

A Legacy of Love: Selections from The Mabel Perkins Collection

January 26, 2019 – April 28, 2019

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During her lifetime, Mabel H. Perkins (1880-1974) was a renowned art collector and one of the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s greatest champions and supporters. Her love of art and an astute eye led her to assemble a remarkable collection of both artistic masters as well as excellent works by lesser known artists of her time. Perkins’ passion for art and for the people of Grand Rapids led her to donate more than 300 prints to the Museum over twenty-five years. This exhibition includes highlights from that gift, which are among some of the finest works in the museum’s collection. Among the artists on view are Albrecht Dürer, Édouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Yves Tanguy, and Jasper Johns.