The Private Museums

                The Redlin Art Center       Compensation by the town of Watertown, South Dakota of $1500...

              Thanks to a period of extreme prosperity at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of...

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

          His Highness Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini, the Aga Khan, is the 49th hereditary imam or spiritual leader of the...

          He loved sculpture, she loved gardens and since they loved each other, Frederik Meijer, the billionaire discount supermarket and gas...

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

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

                In spite of limitless eccentricities and truly irrational ideas, such as establishing a rubber plantation in Brazil’s...

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

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

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

                Among the worst atrocities and crimes against humanity of the 20th century was the implementation of the...

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

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

          August Thyssen left his son, Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza a vast fortune built on naval construction, oil, steel and armaments.  The...

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

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