OMAHA — ConAgra Foods, Inc. announced its plans to donate its corporate collection of nearly 600 original Currier & Ives prints to the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha. The prints depict the post-Civil War republic prior to photography’s popularization.
|Jack Becker, executive director and c.e.o. of the Joslyn Art Museum|
“We are grateful to ConAgra for this extraordinary gift,” said Jack Becker, executive director and chief executive officer of the Joslyn Art Museum. “These works will complement Joslyn’s overall collection, enhance our growing works on paper collection, and serve as an important cornerstone of our American art collection. Currier and Ives made their work available to as many people as possible, and that spirit is paralleled by ConAgra’s decision to gift this collection and ensure that countless visitors will enjoy it in the years to come.”
ConAgra acquired the art collection as part of its acquisition of Beatrice Foods in the 1980s. ConAgra’s gift to the Joslyn Art Museum will open viewing opportunities to the Omaha community and beyond.
|Sean Connolly, president and c.e.o. of ConAgra|
“We’re excited to present ConAgra’s rare Currier & Ives collection to Omaha’s Joslyn Art Museum so that the entire community and visitors from all over the world can enjoy these historic works,” said Sean Connolly, president and c.e.o. at ConAgra Foods. “This donation is just one of the ways that we will continue to support the Omaha community, home to more than 2,100 of our valued employees.”