This Pre-Columbian and Contemporary Taino Indian Art Exhibit, was estimated by the State University to be valued at well over 3 million dollars and was insured by Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. This exhibit was also supported by the students of Puerto Rican Studies Department at Livingston College, Rutgers University. The Taino Tribal Council of Jatibonicu and its Council of Taino Elders and Ms. Lucy Guanina Martinez, would like to give their humble thanks to the following people, who made this exhibit possible. The late Doctor Fred Olson, past Curator of the Smithsonian Museum of New York City, for the personal donation of his private Taino Pre-Columbian collection. We would also like to thank, Doctor Maria Josefa Canino, who was then the Chairperson of the Puerto Rican Studies Department at Livingston in the year 1973, and Ms. Vilma Perez, Secretary of the Puerto Rican Studies Department, for their effort and support in making this historic 1973 Taino Art Exhibit at Rutgers University a total success.
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