The Private Museums

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

              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...

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

    A. Reynolds Morse and Eleanor Reese met at a concert in Cleveland, Ohio in the early 1940s and during their courtship visited a...

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

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

          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...

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

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

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

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