Issue #161  5/16/2009
Levitt Honored With Endowment Fund, Promised Gift of Her Photos to NY Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced late last month a new endowment fund and promised gift of artwork in memory of the street photographer, Helen Levitt, who died on March 29, 2009, at the age of 95.

The Helen Levitt Memorial Fund has been established through a generous planned gift of the artist's sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert O. Levitt, and will support the Museum's acquisition of photographs by Helen Levitt and other mid-20th-century American photographers working in her tradition. Mrs. Robert O. Levitt has also made a promised gift to the Metropolitan Museum of 12 of the artist's photographs.