03/19/2013 05:00 pm ET

Guggenheim Gets Grant To Commission Chinese Art

For years now the Guggenheim Museum has been broadening its scope far beyond the Western world to places like South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa. Now it is extending its reach even further, embracing the art of China.

With a $10 million grant from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, which is based in Hong Kong, the Guggenheim will commission works from artists born in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau. The money will also endow a curator at the museum whose entire focus will be contemporary Chinese art.

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