Hannah Locke Carter, a former U.S. national team skier and a leading Los Angeles-area arts patron for more than 40 years, died this week, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Ms. Carter was a longtime trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, to which she donated a dozen 17th- and 18th-century Dutch masterpieces in 2003. She and her late husband, Edward D. Carter, were also major backers of the Los Angeles Music Center, San Francisco Opera, UCLA Arts Council, and Hollywood Bowl.
In other arts news, 37 nonprofit professional theaters across the United States will receive $25,000 Shakespeare for a New Generation grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, according to the Los Angeles Times. The money will support performances and education activities in middle and high schools.
Also, the film critic Roger Ebert and his wife, Chaz, have donated $1-million toward establishing a cinema-studies program at Mr. Ebert’s alma mater, the University of Illinois, reports the Chicago Tribune.
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