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NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION P-ELEASE: \tJednesday, April 8, 1964 Kenneth Donahue, director of the Ringling Museums and an int.ernationally recognized scholar on the Baroque period, has been named Adjunct Professor of Ar t a t New College. In this capacity he will lecture to the Charter Class, according to Dr. John H. Gustad, Provost and Dean of the College. Donahue will continue as director of the museums which ac1join the college campus. Dean Gustad said: "Nell.r College is fortunate to ob-tain the inand knowledgeable services of an art scholar of Kenneth Donahue's ctature. His ag:ceement to join with us to provide the most meaningful lc2.rning reDources for the Charter Class is another assurance that New College s tuden i:s from opening day forward will have the fines t leadership r-.:-ssible." Director of the museums since 1957, Donahue has been instrumental in expending their exhibitions, programs and collections. He inaugurated an annual opera season and summer festival of Baroque and Restoration plays. He initiated an art historical library, and collections of drawings, small sculpture and modern art. He joined the museum staff in 1953 as curator. Prior to coming to Sarasota he was lecturer and curatorial assistant for the famous Frick Collection in New York. (more)
-2 -Donahue was born in Louisville, Kentucky and was graduated from the University of Louisville. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in history of art from New York University, and did all preparatory work for a doctorate on 16 th, 17 th and l8'i:h century European painting and cr i ticism. In 1947 he was awarded a research fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies to study Italian Baroque paintin9 in Italy, France and England. He is a member of the governing council of Southeastern Museums Conference of American Association of Museums; Chairman, Fine Arts Committee Florida World's Fair Authority, Member, Execucive Committee, Florida Ar ts Council. He served as administra'i::or for the Southeastern Region of the Ford Foundation Compet.ition for Artists in 1958-1959. Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in t.he South and Southwesc, and s Who in Ar t, he is married and the father of a daughter 20 and a son, 12.