David Rockefeller, lifetime MoMA patron, dies at age 101

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Helen Stoilas:

David Rockefeller, the New York banker, philanthropist and art collector, died at his home in the Pocantico Hills in upstate New York on Monday, aged 101. As well as the long-time chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan bank, Rockefeller served on the board of trustees of the Museum of Modern Art since 1948, taking the role of chairman for multiple terms. But his family’s ties to the museum go even further back however. His mother, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, helped found the museum in 1929 and the sculpture garden named after her is on the very spot where the Rockefeller family’s townhouse used to stand—and where the future philanthropist was born… Read more

Image: Richard Serra and David Rockefeller at MoMA’s 2015 Party in the Garden (Photo: Scott Rudd)

 

 

 

2018-10-29T11:05:20+00:00