The Private Museums

              Dr. Albert C. Barnes was a Renaissance man: physician, chemist, businessman, art collector, prolific writer.   Born in Philadelphia...

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

        While governance of the Peoples’ Republic of China might seem restrictive to Westerners, the accumulation of great wealth by members of...

                Like most extremely wealthy businessmen and women, Argentine real estate developer, venture capitalist, and philanthropist, Eduardo Constantini...

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

            It is remarkable that the small, Central European country of Hungary, with a population of approximately 10 million, has...

                Paris, the city of light, shines even brighter since yet another architectural masterpiece by Frank Gehry opened...

      Among dozens of spectacular national museums and galleries in Washington, DC  there are a number of exquisite private museums not to miss,...

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

        Helene Kroeller-Mueller’s dream of establishing her own museum began following an art appreciation course given by art historian H.P. Bremmer that...

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

              Baron Yanosuke Iwakasi, a member of the family who founded what became the international Mitsubishi corporation, was determined...

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

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

    Unlike most founders of private museums who become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of their immense collections and find themselves in desperate need...

          A precious jewel in the crown of the Guggenheim Foundation is the Peggy Guggenheim Collection housed in her former residence,...

              Marjorie Merriweather Post was the only child of Ella Merriweather and Postum Cereal Company founder, C.W.Post.  Following the...