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Sally Marshall

Make Carnegie Museums Part of Your Life


“We practically grew up in museums,” recalls Sally Marshall of her childh

ood spent crisscrossing the country with her family.  Her family divided their time between Pittsburgh and California, and on their cross-country trips they visited museums in cities along the way. 

            Sally has been a docent at Carnegie Museum of Art for the past 30 years.  Her husband, Matt, a retired urologist, shares her interest in art.  They have made their love of art an important part of their lives.  They have what Sally describes as a “modest” collection of paintings, screens, and other works of art that they have found everywhere from Sotheby’s, to print dealers and galleries, to flea markets worldwide.  They found many of their Asian treasures in San Francisco, where Matt did his medical residency.

In addition to Sally’s volunteering her time as a docent, she and Matt have supported Carnegie Museums over the years in a number of ways.  They are members of the Carnegie Patrons Circle, which recognizes donors who make leadership gifts to the museums’ annual sustaining fund.

            They also have made several planned gifts to Carnegie Museums.  For example, Sally and Matt are giving a two-panel screen by 17th-century Japanese artist KANO Tannyu to Carnegie Museum of Art through a series of gifts of percentage interests.  They receive an income tax deduction with each percentage interest gift, and they have bequeathed their remaining interest in the screen to the museum. 

Sally and Matt also have named Carnegie Museum of Art as a beneficiary of their charitable remainder trust (CRT), under which they will receive income for the rest of their lives (and an immediate income tax deduction), with the remainder going to the charitable beneficiaries they name.

            Sally says that the enjoyment and education she and Matt have received over the years at the museums, as well as their belief in supporting Pittsburgh-based institutions, motivated them to make these very generous gifts.

If you’d like more information about gifts of percentage interest in art works or charitable remainder trusts, please contact Sally Davoren at 412.578.2478 or


Travel with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museums invites members to travel with our own museum specialists, directors, and special guests on exceptional excursions that provide opportunities for discovery rarely found in conventional trips.

For more information about traveling with Carnegie Museums, please call 412.578.2618 or 412.622.5774 or e-mail


Southern Spring 

 “Springtime in the Antebellum South: Savannah & Charleston

March 20-25, 2002

Owens-Thomas House in Savannah


Spend five nights and six days during spring, the season of revival, in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, two cities at the vanguard of the Deep South’s own revival.  You’ll visit Savannah during the season that its famous azaleas are in bloom.  Gracious Savannah is known as the “Hostess City of the South,” and you’ll tour some of the city’s most stately and historic homes, including the Andrew Low House and the Owens-Thomas House.  You’ll also visit the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.

            After a brief stop in the delightful coastal town of Beaufort, you’ll travel on to Charleston, described by Conde Nast Traveler as the “most dramatically reborn” of American Colonial Cities.  There, you’ll tour private homes and gardens, including two 18th-century plantations on the Ashley River, as part of the Historic Charleston Foundation Festival of Homes and Garden.  You’ll also see the Gibbes Museum of Art and the outstanding Carolina collection of John and Kathleen Rivers.  A special treat will be a private dinner party at Oak Lea, the Low Country home of Liz Tucker, who is your hostess for this very special visit to the South.


Regal Castile

Castile: The Regal City of Madrid and its Environs”

April 21-30, 2002

Visit the land of El Greco, Goya, and Picasso on an eight-day trip to Spain with noted art historian Peter Lauritzen of Venice as your host and lecturer.  Your home base will be the luxurious Hotel Ritz in Madrid, highly rated by Condé Nast Traveler and Michelin.

            In Toledo, you’ll see El Greco’s masterpiece The Burial of Count Orgaz at the Cathedral of the Church of Santo Tome [ACCENT OVER “E”] and the private collection of the Duke of Bailen during a visit to his home.  In Segovia, you’ll dine at El Jardincillo, the private home and historic garden of Sr. and Sra. Jose Pazos.

            However, the majority of your trip will be spent in Spain’s capital city of Madrid, where you’ll stroll its grand plazas; tour its Prado Museum; lunch at its chic restaurants; and visit the private homes of some of its most prominent citizens.






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