Kansas City artist donates 800 pieces to Washburn University

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City-based artist has donated about 800 pieces of her work to Washburn University’s Mulvane Art Museum.

The university announced Friday that Rita Blitt, a painter, sculptor and film maker, and her husband, also made a financial donation for a gallery addition. The gallery will be used to house Blitt’s art and help the museum prepare for traveling exhibits. Washburn Foundation spokeswoman Kathy Busch says the Blitts did not want the amount of the monetary gift publicized.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the gallery could be complete in 18 months.

The new addition will extend White Concert Hall to connect to a planned recital hall.

Bllitt’s work has been shown across the world. She has had more than 70 solo exhibitions.

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