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What does Markel know about the art world?

At one point in time, many years ago, the interior walls of Markel were literally a blank canvas. As the collection and appreciation of one corporate executive grew, he encouraged his company to invest in art for the hallways, stairwells, and offices. These were notable works that initially were representative of the local talent at Virginia Commonwealth University and later incorporated over 300 works by many talented artists.

Markel's love and support of local art extended to the community by advancing, supporting, and engaging in fine arts initiatives as well as a variety of philanthropic pursuits. Markel's interest and involvement in the art world is combined with a fine art underwriting expertise that means we insure your art like it is our own.

Did you know...? Virginia Commonwealth University's students and teachers make up 85% of Markel's corporate collection.

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