The Private Museums

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

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

Toronto – Canada   Photo–Michael Jackson And Bubbles By Jeff Koons                 Philanthropists and long-time contemporary art collectors...

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

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

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

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

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

                Kiran Nadar is a woman of many passions: international competitive bridge, of which she is one of...

Toronto – Canada            It is almost unheard of for an artist to establish a private museum of his or her works...

Toronto – Canada            … Continued From Previous Page       The museum’s high ceilings, white walls and curved corners...

          To call “The Whitney”, in mid-town Detroit, a private museum is not that great a stretch.  The upscale restaurant is...

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

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

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

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

                Raymond D. Nasher was a real estate developer, U.S. delegate to the United Nations, banker and part...