Quinnipiac University will host the exhibition, “Masterpieces of the Nancy G. Brinker Collection,” which highlights Hungarian art from the late 19th century to the present day this month on the Mount Carmel Campus.
The exhibition will be available for public viewing in the Perlroth Boardroom in the Echlin Center from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16.
This exhibition offers select pieces from 19th century impressionism in Hungary, including the small gem of a painting by Pál Szinyei Merse, early realism in Hugo Poll’s picture, art nouveau represented by Jόzsef Rippl-Rόnai, and the Hungarian version of cubism in the picture by Imre Szobotka.
As the United States Ambassador to Hungary from, 2001-2003, Brinker discovered that behind these internationally known artists are legions of wonderful masters and began her collection.
In addition to being a patron of the arts, Brinker is regarded as the leader of the global breast cancer movement. In 1982, shortly after the death of her sister from breast cancer, she founded Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in her honor. Komen for the Cure® is now the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, ensuring quality care for all and supporting science to find cures.
Brinker will deliver the commencement address to students from Quinnipiac’s School of Communications, School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20.
For more information, please call 203-582-8652.