Despite Budget Issues, Leonard Lauder Committed to Met Donation Plans

July 5th, 2017

Leonard Lauder, via NYTThe New York Times reports that, despite budget shortfalls and postponed construction on a new wing for the Leonard Lauder collection at The Met, the cosmetics tycoon and philanthropist remains committed to donating his landmark holdings to the museum. “There is no issue with my gift,” Lauder told the newspaper. “We are aligned and I am confident that the Met will present the collection in a manner that is consistent with the excellence for which it is known.”

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