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New Anne and Ben Cone Memorial Endowed Directorship

THE CONES were deeply devoted supporters of the Weatherspoon. Honoring their memory, a gift from an anonymous donor recently established the Anne and Ben Cone Memorial Endowed Directorship Fund – the first of its kind for the University’s museum.

Juliette Bianco is the first Anne and Ben Cone Memorial Endowed Director.

Anne and Ben Cone became prolific patrons of the arts in Greensboro, particularly at Woman’s College (UNCG), where she graduated in 1935. In addition to supporting and financing the acquisition of numerous pieces to the Weatherspoon’s collection – the core of which was started by Ben’s aunts, Claribel and Etta Cone – they also donated $2 million to finance the building, which now houses the museum and bears their name. Throughout their lives, they remained loyal supporters of the museum and UNCG.

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