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Friday, February 24, 2017

Graham Arader makes a major gift of art of a portrait of Alexander von Humboldt to a top University in Mexico City

From: Agustin Acosta 
Date: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 2:06 PM
Subject: humboldt donation
To: graham arader <grahamarader@gmail.com>

Dear Graham:

Yesterday the Humboldt portrait hangs in the gallery of the CIDE´s main Library.
Actually also a facsimile of the Disturnell map.
A small but emotional ceremony was held with students and faculty to celebrate the inauguration if you will.
A visiting German scholar gave a very interesting lecture of the portrait and Humboldt´s contributions to science and Mexico.
Turns out Humboldt was granted honorary Mexican citizenship in the XIX century.  
Everybody was very happy.
I gave a short speech and said among other things:
“Thanks to renowned New York gallerist, Graham Arader, Humboldt´s portrait hangs, hopefully for many years to come, at CIDE. I envision myself a link in a long chain of generosity to celebrate the merits of this noble institution”.
I hope to send a couple of photos shortly and see you soon.
Best regards

Below is a link to the press release from the University:



Arader Galleries Recognition of 1.1 Million in Gifts to Northeastern University

graham arader

7:15 PM (20 hours ago)

Thank you Bob

Just reading this now

YES.  I would like to be paid for the artwork that I have on "loan" with you.  Can you schedule that for me please for Elliott just like Stubblefield and David Kraus.

Thank you for agreeing to meet with Greg McHale.  He will be in contact with you shortly.  He has a great idea.

Regarding David Kraus, I would like to suggest that he be invited to Boston to meet with a Dean for science for a possible job.  No on I know understands better the use of artwork to teach the merger of art and science.  He is superstar and should be part of the Northeastern Team.  I would pledge $5000 a year for 5 years to contribute to his salary.

Do you want to get another $1m of artwork on loan?  I will do this if you wish.

Am copying all our friends to keep them in the loop.



On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 5:50 PM, Dietrich, Robert wrote:

Dear Graham,

Regarding your inquires:

1. Just back from Switzerland and Dubai…. Although Robert and I tried to connect before I left, we were unsuccessful – I need to circle back to him now that I am back.  Once I speak with Robert, would you prefer that we use the funds to frame the Leving pieces or apply it to the purchase of the pieces currently on loan** . It was my understanding that is how you would like us to use the auction gifts made by David Kraus and the Stubblefelds, totaling nearly $2500 for framing the Leving pieces.

2. Is this the Greg McHale from Lets all do good?  I will be happy to talk or meet with him based on your recommendation.

3. Cy should receive his decision by mid- March.

** our last accounting shows that the cumulative value of art you have loaned to us is $1,129,000. The funds you have raised for us to purchase the art for our permanent collection totals $1,106,621, leaving a relatively small balance of $22, 379.

What a remarkable partnership this has been!

As always,  many thanks all of your support and all best wishes,

Robert G. Dietrich
Associate Vice President
University Advancement
Northeastern University
716 Columbus Avenue, 402 CP
Boston, Massachusetts, 02120

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thank You From St. Louis Mercantile Library

Success at Rutgers

The Bloustein School is pleased to announce a display of 18 historic maps of New Jersey and other U.S. cities in the lobby of the Civic Square Building. These pieces were donated to the Bloustein School; two pieces valued at $3,600 were donated by Dr. Mladen “Mike” Solar and sixteen pieces, valued at $40,600, were donated by Dr. Orrin Lippoff.
Mr. W. Graham Arader, founder and owner of Arader Galleries in New York City, facilitated the donation of the maps.
“The set of maps represents a variety of cartographic styles produced during the 19th century, and presents a fine viewing opportunity for our many students, faculty, and visiting scholars interested in city urban planning and the art of map making,” said Bloustein School Dean James W. Hughes.
The antiquarian maps are already “having a positive impact on the learning environment of the school,” Dean Hughes noted. Students have noted that the maps add a museum effect to the school while adding buzz and visual interest to the many receptions held in the school’s lobby. Additionally, a student commented, “This is what we do in planning and public policy—transportation planning, greening of cities, cities designed to promote healthy outcomes. Also, we love train stations!”
The maps are displayed in the main lobby of the Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. The lobby is open to the public during normal business operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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From: George Gore
Date: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 10:49 AM
Subject: Fwd: Announcement
To: graham arader <grahamarader@gmail.com>

Dear Orrin and Mike,

As the email from Drew states below, your maps are going on view! The school would like to send out a notice to the school and alumni. Please review the text that is being put on their website and next alumni newsletter and with your confirmation it will be sent out.


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From: Drew Kaiden
Date: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 9:47 AM
Subject: Announcement
To: George Gore
Cc: Rebecca Mamone

Hi, George.

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is very excited to announce that the maps donated by Drs. Lippoff and Solar are now on display. Could you please share the attached draft announcement with Dr. Solar, Dr. Lippoff, and Graham for their review and approval? If they consent, it will appear on the School’s website and in their next alumni newsletter. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.


Drew Kaiden
Associate Vice President for Development