The Minthorn International Art Gallery and the Minthorn Collection of Chinese Art
are the bequest of Dr. and Mrs. Minthorn to the Lower Columbia College Foundation and the community it serves.
The gallery is located on the upper level of the Forsberg Art Gallery in the Rose Center for the Arts
In the late 1950s Dr. Herbert H. and Mrs Anne B. Minthorn became interested in Chinese
art and artifacts and slowly began to acquire pieces to display in their Longview
They found porcelains and other artworks in jade and silk in a variety of places during
their travels in the US and abroad. During the years Dr. Minthorn worked as a physician
in Longview, they continued to add to the collection.
Reading, research and discerning eyes helped expand their collection. Through the
Minthorn's generous donation to the Foundation, they have made it possible for others
to enjoy the pieces in their collection and the stories those pieces tell.
This gift honors the Minthorns' lives of service to the community and the diversity
of the people who have contributed to its development and sustenance.
This collection is part of Lower Columbia College's International Study Program, its
multicultural curriculum, and its goal to fully participate in the global community.
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