THE MUSEUM OF EUROPEAN ART
10545 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031 (U.S.A.)
Telephone (716) 759-6078, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends in Art,
We hope that you have enjoyed visiting our web site. Come back again from time to time, in order to keep informed about new events. If you live in Western New York or are visiting the area, do visit our Museum and Alexander Sculpture Garden!
The Museum is located 20 minutes by car from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, and about 35 minutes south from Niagara Falls. We located in the historical heart of Clarence, surrounded by many antique shops.
The Museum has a growing collection of 20th and 21st century of the classical-realistic tradition. Since most other art museums and galleries show mostly "modern abstract art", our collection sets us apart. Visitors tell us again and again how impressed they are to find such a fine collection in Buffalo. The Museum has been open since 1994, and is becoming known and respected also in Europe.
We have a fine collection of bronze and marble sculptures and reliefs, portrait-busts, lithographs, woodcuts, etchings, and paintings by prominent European artists. Among them are Kurt Arentz, Salvador Dalí, Arno Breker, Ernst Fuchs, Jean Cocteau, Henry Moore, Marc Chagall, Charles Despiau, Paul Belmondo, and others.
In 2008 we opened our Alexander Sculpture Garden, with the installation of the first 15 sculptures. The include portraits of Salvador and Gala Dali, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Wilson Greatbatch, Swami Rama of the Himalayas, as well as several unique bronze sculptures by prominent European artists. Our long-term plan envisions the installation of several new sculptures and reliefs every year.
To be able to maintain and expand the Museum, we need help from the public.
We have several options for our potential sponsors. Please consider your financial possibilities and your inclinations, and let us know if you can make a donation to support our work.
To accomplish something great and worthwhile is not easy. It requires not only the initial enthusiasm, but the strength and energy to continue for an extended time. Our achievements to date prove that we have laid the foundations to a valuable cultural institution in Western New York. Please become involved in our work by becoming a donor or a patron of the Museum!
Consul B. John Zavrel
For most people, a donation of CASH is the most familiar and most frequently used method of charitable giving.
Since the Museum of European Art is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization, deductions are tax-deductible to the donors in the year in which they make them.
But there are other ways in which one can make a donation at this time to the Museum:
1) Make a donation of stocks
2) Make a donation of property (real estate, personal property, etc.)
3) Make a donation of a works of art, rare art books, coin or stamp collections or other collectibles.
The donor gets a tax-deduction for the CURRENT MARKET VALUE of the item donated. In the case of highly appreciated property (such as stocks, land, buildings or works of art) this can result in a substantial tax saving to the donor.
B. John Zavrel,
MUSEUM OF EUROPEAN ART
10545 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14031
Enclosed is my tax-deductible donation of $ ________
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation of artworks, stocks, real estate or collectibles, please contact John Zavrel, Director at Museum of European Art, 10545 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031. Tel. (716) 759-6078, e-mail email@example.com
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