Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 1, Page 40 Fall 1991 1990-91 Report of Private Support Performance, auction, foundations aid arts, humanities The College of Arts and Science volunteer Arts and Humanities Committee continued its support during the past year. A sub-committee, under the leadership of Mrs. Edgar Miller and Mrs. Rodman Ward, raised over $22,000 for scholarships in the University's Music Department as a result of the benefit performance of the Pavilion Opera Company of England. Home concerts were held throughout New Castle County to spotlight for the community the stars of the Department of Music. In southern Delaware, the Arts and Humanities Committee presented the Sundays at Four Series for the second successful year. Mr. and Mrs. John Burris offered their home for a concert by the Mendelssohn String Quartet, and a lecture series, "The Federal Age," was presented in various sites throughout Sussex and Kent counties. An international auction at Christie's in New York on Oct. 10, will benefit the Paul Coremans Fellowship endowment for the University's new doctoral degree in art conservation. Caroline Keck of Cooperstown, N.Y., gave $25,000 as seed money. On Oct. 4, a new exhibition, "Brandywine Valley to the Bay: Art from Private Collections" will open at the University Gallery in Old College. Grants from The Crestlea and Welfare Foundations, the Delaware Arts Council, the Starrett Foundation and the Sloan Foundation will support the exhibition and catalog of 97 outstanding works of art from 37 private collections. Mrs. Henry B. du Pont established the Henry B. du Pont Fellowship in Art History. In the English department, the Ned B. Allen Professorship was established by Mrs. Allen and awarded to Dr. Lois Potter. The new doctoral degree program in art conservation, the only one in North America, was established with the Kress Foundation and the Mellon Foundation supporting fellowships. The J. Paul Getty Trust awarded a challenge grant of $250,000 for art conservation internships as a two-to-one match, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation supported the program with a challenge of $250,000 as a one-to-one match with three years for completion.