On this day in
1803 Hector Lou Berlioz, French composer, was born
1810 writer Alfred de Musset was born in Paris
1918 Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nobel Prize for Literature for 1970, was born
The Broad Art Foundation is a lending resource of contemporary art drawn from the collections of two of the foremost philanthropists of our day, Eli and Edythe Broad. With a strong desire to advance public appreciation for contemporary art, the Broads established The Broad Art Foundation in 1984 as a way to keep these works in the public domain through an enterprising loan program that makes the art available for exhibition at accredited institutions throughout the world. The result is a lending library of contemporary art and an expansive collection that is regularly cited as one of the top in the world.