In Memoriam: Richard Geary

The staff and trustees of the Portland Art Museum mourn the passing of arts patron and philanthropist Richard “Dick” Geary. For decades, Geary and his wife, Museum Trustee Janet Geary, have been generous supporters of the Museum. Janet and Dick Geary have significantly supported the Museum’s major capital projects, allowing the Museum to grow; and special exhibitions, including Monet: Late Paintings of Giverny, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art, and Paris to Portland. Most recently they were the lead sponsors for the presentation of Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music and led fundraising efforts to bring this international exhibition to Portland. “Dick’s deep appreciation of our mission, the role of the Museum within the community, and thoughtful counsel will be missed greatly,” said Brian Ferriso, The Marilyn H. and Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Director. “This is a significant loss for our Museum and our City.”