More than 100 pieces of art worth an estimated $10 million was donated to the University of Denver.
The collection doubles the monetary value of the University Art Collection's existing art assets, which now number more than 3,400 artworks
John Madden, developer of the Fiddler's Green campus in Greenwood Village, donated a total of 120 artworks.
The new "Madden Collection at the University of Denver" includes artworks by artists ranging from pioneering Western painters Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran to American masters Thomas Hart Benton and Robert Rauschenberg to contemporary Chinese-born American painter Hung Liu.
Reflecting the personal collecting interests of Mr. Madden and his late wife Marjorie, the collection is also rich in outstanding works by Italian painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. European works include Italian Impressionists, such as Francesco Gioli and Federico Zandomeneghi, and British master J.M.W. Turner.
Many of the newly donated works are currently on view at the MADDEN Museum of Art in Greenwood Village, a free, public museum Mr. Madden established in 2008.