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American artist Carmel Berkson donates 38 sculptures to NGMA

Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja at the handing over and accessioning ceremony of sculptures by American artist Carmel Berkson, in Mumbai on October 7, 2011.
Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja at the handing over and accessioning ceremony of sculptures by American artist Carmel Berkson, in Mumbai on October 7, 2011.

Renowned American scholar and artist Carmel Berkson has donated as many as 38 sculptures to the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) for its permanent collection.

The artist, who has been honoured by the Government with the Padma Shri, personally handed over the works to the NGMA at a ceremony in Mumbai yesterday evening.

Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja formally accepted the collection on behalf of NGMA and the Government of India.

"This is a proud moment to accept the sculptures from the great artist and researcher Ms. Carmel Berkson," Ms Selja said on the occasion.

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