A significant gift from Judith Stoikov ’63 will endow the Judith H. Stoikov Curator of Asian Art position and establish the largest endowed curatorial fund at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.
The new position will expand the museum’s teaching and research capabilities for generations.
“By endowing this position, I take comfort in knowing that Asian art always has a place of honor at Cornell and at the Johnson Museum,” Stoikov said. “Not only is this collection the great strength of the museum, but it is enlivened year after year through remarkable exhibitions, teaching and programming. With Cornell in my own backyard, I have had the pleasure of seeing this impact on our communities firsthand and understanding the importance of funding positions such as this one.”