The University of Winnipeg opened its new Eckhardt-Gramatté Library on Monday.
The library, located on the second floor of Bryce Hall, is named after composer and musician Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté, and the German expressionist painter Walter Gramatté.
“This is a rich and significant collection of over 8,000 books, journals and exhibition catalogues dealing with art history from many regions of the world,” said Linwood DeLong, head librarian and curator. “UWinnipeg is very pleased to have received this collection and is very grateful to the Eckhardt Gramatté Foundation for their support and encouragement, in bringing this collection to our campus.”
The library houses a collection valued at $185,000 and was donated to the university by the Eckhardt Gramatté Foundation.
Updated at 1:45 p.m.