Southampton’s Dorothy Lichtenstein, widow of artist Roy Lichtenstein and president of his foundation, donated $1 million to the Stony Brook Southampton Graduate Arts Program.
The announcement was made on the opening night of the Southampton Arts Summer Writers Conference, which featured a conversation about writing with former PBS News Hour anchor and novelist Jim Lehrer and his wife Kate Lehrer. The contribution will go toward expanding the university’s graduate theater, writing and arts programs.
Lichtenstein is a trustee of the Stony Brook Foundation.
Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley said her act of generosity is a testament to the institution’s ongoing commitment to excellence across disciplines and campuses. “We are truly gratified by Dorothy’s confidence in the Southampton Arts program and that she shares our vision for Stony Brook University’s potential for greatness in the creative arts.”