The Private Museums

                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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          Wildly eccentric Tasmanian mogul David Walsh made his multi-millions in syndicated gambling enterprises world-wide.  During his many “business trips” he...

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

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

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