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Friday, February 24, 2017

Graham Arader makes a major gift of art of a portrait of Alexander von Humboldt to a top University in Mexico City

From: Agustin Acosta 
Date: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 2:06 PM
Subject: humboldt donation
To: graham arader <grahamarader@gmail.com>


Dear Graham:

Yesterday the Humboldt portrait hangs in the gallery of the CIDE´s main Library.
Actually also a facsimile of the Disturnell map.
A small but emotional ceremony was held with students and faculty to celebrate the inauguration if you will.
A visiting German scholar gave a very interesting lecture of the portrait and Humboldt´s contributions to science and Mexico.
Turns out Humboldt was granted honorary Mexican citizenship in the XIX century.  
Everybody was very happy.
I gave a short speech and said among other things:
“Thanks to renowned New York gallerist, Graham Arader, Humboldt´s portrait hangs, hopefully for many years to come, at CIDE. I envision myself a link in a long chain of generosity to celebrate the merits of this noble institution”.
I hope to send a couple of photos shortly and see you soon.
Best regards
Agustin

Below is a link to the press release from the University:

http://cide.edu/saladeprensa/cide-instala-retrato-de-alexander-von-humboldt-y-mapa-de-mexico-de-1847/

https://twitter.com/CIDE_MX/status/834924607983534081

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