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Alumnus gives Rembrandts to UNC-Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum is now home to seven works by Rembrandt van Rijn in addition to more than 100 works of art from 17th-century Europe thanks to a $25 million gift from alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife.

According to a Carolina Alumni Review news release, the Pecks’ gift is the largest in museum history and includes $8 million for curation and new acquisitions. The museum at UNC-Chapel Hill is the first public university museum in the country—and the second museum in the U.S.—to own works by Rembrandt.