The Tacoma Art Museum will donate a few works from a Chinese robe and jade collection to an appropriate local institution, and continue to auction off the rest of the collection, donated by the Young family in the 1970s.
An agreement reached between TAM and the family was announced today, settling a public dispute.
“We regret that the conversation between us, the museum and the community too the direction that it did,” Al Young said in a statement.
TAM will auction the rest of the collection next week, and will use some of the money to purchase works by Chinese American artists, while giving the Young family credit for the donation.
“We are pleased that this all has been resolved, and are happy that the Young family will continue to be a part of the Tacoma Art Museum,” said director Stephanie A. Stebich in a statement.