The Private Museums

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

          Among dozens of spectacular national museums and galleries in Washington, DC there are a number of exquisite private museums, each...

  Little did Dominique Schlumberger, heiress to the Schlumberger Ltd. global oil services company, dream, while growing up in Paris, that she would become the...

        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,...

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

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

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

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

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

          The building in which a private collection is housed is often as artistically appealing as the artifacts within it.  Such...

    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...

              Little did President Ronald Reagan realize what a great gift he was bestowing on the art world and...

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

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