Oak Grove Blog
We are delighted to announce that Oak Grove has been gifted an extraordinary art collection. The rather large collection contains fine art, Tibetan antiquities, folk-art, and other artifacts from around the world. Some items are of sentimental value, while others are relatively precious.
The art was generously gifted from the estate of David Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez had an active interest in Krishnamurti, and his wish was for his art collection to be given to Oak Grove School as a whole, and not be sold or donated. With this in mind, we’re hoping that the collection will serve an educational purpose — introducing our students to art they may otherwise not have encountered.
To honor the wishes of the late Mr. David Rodriguez, we hired Oak Grove alumna Liza Shapiro to help us manage the collection. Liza graduated from Oak Grove in 2006, after which, she studied art restoration and art history at Lorenzo De’ Medici, Florence, Italy, Art Conservation at Camberwell College of Art, London, and Museum Studies at University College London. She now runs her own collections care and management company.
Liza has catalogued the collection we received and is working closely with Oak Grove staff to determine the best way to share and protect this generous and thoughtful legacy gift. Some of the less valuable artifacts may be displayed on our campus for students and others to enjoy, while the more precious items will likely be loaned to museums that have the ability to properly care for them while making them available to a larger audience.