For more than 40 years, Carolina alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife, Leena, have been building an art collection full of 17th-century Flemish drawings by masters like Rembrandt van Rijn, Pieter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens and Paul Bril.
As of today, 134 masterpieces of that collection are now part of the Ackland Art Museum after the Peck’s donated the collection — valued at $17 million — as part of an overall $25 million donation to the museum.
In this week’s episode, we talk with Sheldon Peck about the collection and role the fine arts play in modern society.
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