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June 4, 2013

Clark Center's Japanese art on its way to Minneapolis

Willard "Bill" Clark and Elizabeth "Libby" Clark are giving the entire collection in their Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in Hanford to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the museum announced Tuesday. Nearly 1,700 priceless objects spanning a period of 10 centuries, with an estimated value of $25 million, will be sent to Minnesota. Along with the center's collection, the Clarks offered their private collection in an arrangement that is part gift and part purchase.

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