The Private Museums

            The Private Museums – Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis       After roaming the world for two years and...

      Financier J. Pierpont Morgan was just as adept at collecting thousands of magnificent works of art for his library as he was...

            Heinz Berggruen, born in Berlin, Germany in 1914, began his working career as a journalist at the Frankfurter Zeitung. ...

              Henry Clay Frick began his adult career as a retail salesman and bookkeeper in a small town outside...

Toronto – Canada                In 2006, Emily and Mitch Rales opened their private museum, The Gallery, designed by the...

                Sailing along the Potomac River to George Washington’s beloved Georgian plantation, Mount Vernon, on Spirit Cruises’ “Spirit...

        Entrepreneur and businessman, George Gardiner began his personal collection of ceramics in 1976 with nothing more in mind than the decoration...

    A. Reynolds Morse and Eleanor Reese met at a concert in Cleveland, Ohio in the early 1940s and during their courtship visited a...

              David Lloyd Kreeger was a rare combination of entrepreneur, artist and lover of the arts. His entrepreneurship as...

                Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was home turf for an extraordinary group of people: billionaires H.J. Heinz, H.C. Frick, the...

          Dolores Olmedo Patino was an exceptional Mexican woman who in the 1920s and 30s forged a lucrative career as General...

          The name Bata has been synonymous with shoes since Tomas Bata began manufacturing them in 1894 in Zlin, a town...

          Although one of the lesser known American Abstract Expressionist painters, it was, in fact, Clyfford Still who was first among...

    Julie Rekai Rickerd is a travel and arts journalist who specializes in discovering private museums around the globe, finding many on each of...

            Once Washington, in the District of Columbia, was chosen as the permanent capital of the United States, its first...

    Not only did Hildy and Ernst Beyeler love and collect contemporary art, it was their business.  They ran their famous Galerie Beyeler in...

            Judd Foundation       In many instances, the venue of a private museum is as compelling as its...