Class Correspondent

60th Reunion
June 6-8, 2014

Richard Silverman has collected netsuke — small, finely carved toggles that hang from the belt of a kimono — for more than 40 years. Over the past three decades, he has been donating significant examples from his collection to Ohio’s Toledo Museum of Art. Late last year, the Toledo Museum outfitted a new gallery to display all its netsuke together. The 500-piece collection is one of the two largest in the U.S. “As a donor, Mr. Silverman has really made an impact on the museum’s collection,” says museum director Brian Kennedy. “Because of his generosity, we’re able to share with the public one of the most spectacular collections of netsuke in the country.”

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