Black ’73 donates $48 million for new Black Family Visual Arts Center

The new visual arts center will be named the Black Family Visual Arts Center in honor of Leon Black ’73 and his wife, who contributed $48 million toward the project, according to a College press release. The building will open in September 2012.

Black is the chief executive officer of private equity firm Apollo and a noted art collector, according to the release. The Black family has also commissioned a sculpture by artist Ellsworth Kelly as part of the gift.

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