Recent Acquisitions

Top-Shelf Donations to the Museum Library

By Tatum Preston, Museum Librarian

The Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Library is pleased to announce two recent gifts to its collection. The first, Rabindra Chitravali, is a four-volume set of books compiling the paintings of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The set was a gift from Sugata and Samindra Sen, Farah and Parvez Sultan, and Dora and Sanjay Singh. The books were presented to the BMA at a special dinner at the Singhs’ home, honoring the contributions the Sen Family has made to the cultural community in Birmingham. The second gift is a collection of 500 Asian art books from Dr. Marilyn Gridley of Lawrence, Kansas. Dr. Gridley is a retired art history professor from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. The Library is grateful for these remarkable additions, increasing the size and significance of our Asian art holdings.