A studio space at PrattMWP was dedicated in the memory of Susan Elaine Webster Kim to honor her interest and passion for the arts on Wednesday.
A plaque outside the studio where Susan attended painting classes in the PrattMWP School of Art building was unveiled in a ceremony with family and friends, followed by a reception. The Kim family also established a scholarship endowment to provide funds for both PrattMWP and members of the community taking classes through Munson-Williams’ Community Arts program.
The idea to name the studio after Susan came after discussions between her husband – Dr. Kenneth Kim – and Munson-Williams president and CEO Anna D’Ambrosio and John Murphy, Munson Williams director of development and donor relations.
Nicole Condon-Shih, dean of the School of Art and Design, said the Kim dedication and scholarship endowment will benefit Munson-Williams and PrattMWP students for years to come.
“I just wanted to express our deep gratitude and our thanks for this generous gift … It’s a truly meaningful gift that we are greatly appreciative of,” Condon-Shih said.