By Francisco Salazar
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s art collection and personal items are being auctioned off near Washington this month with proceeds going to the Washington National Opera.
The late Supreme Court Judge was a lover of the arts and appeared at the Washington National Opera in “La Fille du Régiment.” Among her possessions are Picasso ceramics, old masterworks, and a famous fur coat. Other personal items that will be in the auction are several plaques and medals that she was awarded during her long career.
The sale, organized by an auction house in Alexandria, Virginia, will take place on April 27 and 28, and underscores the superstar status of the late judge who was popularly known as “RBG” when she died in September 2020 at the age of 87.
When Ginsburg died the Washington National Opera released a statement noting, “The Justice was a champion of the arts at large — but nothing came close to her passion for opera. She was a frequent attendee of Washington National Opera events.”