Source: Wall Street Journal
Art collectors William and Sandra Nicholson have spent the last three decades amassing a significant number of works by women—some 400 pieces, spanning a 2,500-year period.
When it finally came time for the couple to showcase the collection, they looked beyond the obvious choice of a museum and picked an entity where art and culture are usually a secondary concern at best—a healthcare system.
The Nicholsons are lending the “Women Who Dared” collection, as it is being called, to Northwell Health, a company based in New Hyde Park, N.Y., on Long Island, that operates 23 hospitals and 830 outpatient centers, including many locations within the New York metropolitan area.
The works will be spread out among various Northwell facilities and installed at different times. Some can already be seen at three places in Manhattan: Lenox Hill Hospital, Lenox Health Greenwich Village and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.
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