How Peggy Guggenheim Became The Queen of Modern Art
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection sits on the banks of the Grand Canal in Venice, a somewhat unassuming one-story, white-walled palace that is filled with one of the most visited collections of modern a...
How Peggy Guggenheim Became The Queen of Modern Art
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection sits on the banks of the Grand Canal in Venice, a somewhat unassuming one-story, white-walled palace that is filled with one of the most visited collections of modern a...
Al Rosenbaum
Al Rosenbaum (1926 - April 11, 2009) was an American artist and the co-founder of the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, Virginia.
Rosenbaum was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1926. He and his...
Mitchell Wolfson, Jr.
Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. (born September 30, 1939) is an American businessman and collector, the founder of the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach, Florida, and Nervi, Italy.He was born and raised in Miam...
George W. Headley
George W. Headley was a noted twentieth-century jewelry designer, collector, socialite and founder of the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington, Kentucky. As a designer, he was known for collaborations...
Marie Wadley
Marie L. Wadley (December 16, 1906 - September 23, 2009) was an American co-founder of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Wadley became the museum's first president after its open...
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Ralph Hubbard Norton
Ralph Hubbard Norton (1875–1953), born in Chicago, was an art collector and museum founder. Norton's use of an endowment was innovative and novel at the time he set it up to support the museum he esta...
Solomon R. Guggenheim
Solomon Robert Guggenheim (February 2, 1861 – November 3, 1949) was an American businessman, art collector, and philanthropist. He is best known for establishing the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation ...
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Henry Tate
Sir Henry Tate, 1st Baronet (11 March 1819 White Coppice near Chorley Lancashire – 5 December 1899) was an English sugar merchant and philanthropist, noted for establishing the Tate Gallery, London.<...
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Garth Webb
Garth Webb (1918 – 8 May 2012) was a Canadian soldier who founded the Juno Beach Centre. Webb fought in World War II as a member of the Canadian 14th Field Artillery. He has been awarded the M...
David Ross McCord
David Ross McCord (18 March 1844 – 12 April 1930) was a Canadian lawyer and philanthropic founder of the McCord Museum in Montreal, Canada. McCord was born in Montreal to a family of lawyers an...
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Electra Havemeyer Webb
Electra Havemeyer Webb (August 16, 1888 – November 19, 1960) was a collector of American antiques and founder of the Shelburne Museum.
Electra Havemeyer was born on August 16, 1888. She was ...
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Bob Cassilly
Robert James Cassilly Jr. (November 9, 1949 – September 26, 2011) was an American sculptor, entrepreneur, and creative director. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Cassilly was the founder of th...
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Stephen Kanner
Stephen H. Kanner (July 30, 1955 – July 2, 2010) was an American modern architect who co-founded the A+D Museum of Los Angeles in 2000.Kanner was born in 1955 in Chandler, Arizona, but raised in the M...
Saroj Ghose
Saroj Ghose, born in Kolkata, is an Indian science popularizer and museum maker. He was the director of Birla Industrial & Technological Museum and director general of the National Council of Scie...
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Avery Brundage
Avery Brundage (/ˈeɪvri ˈbrʌndɨdʒ/; September 28, 1887 – May 8, 1975) was the fifth president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), serving from 1952 to 1972. The only American to attain ...
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Peter Loboda
Peter G. Loboda is the Founder and Director of the Odessa Numismatics Museum.Loboda graduated from the Odessa Marine Academy and worked as a Naval officer. Since 1970 for more than twenty years he ha...
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Florence Dibell Bartlett
Florence Dibell Bartlett (1881–1953) was a Chicago heiress and folk art collector, who is best known for founding the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, the world's...
Leopoldo de' Medici
Leopoldo de' Medici (6 November 1617 – 16 November 1675) was an Italian cardinal, scholar, patron of the arts and Governor of Siena. He was the brother of Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tusca...
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Max Adler (Sears)
Max Adler (May 12, 1866 – November 4, 1952) was born in Elgin, Illinois to a German Jewish family who emigrated to America in about 1850. He was raised in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School. ...
Dave Arnold
Dave Arnold is the Founder and President of the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD); the host of the radio show Cooking Issues; an owner of Booker and Dax, a food and drink research lab that operates a c...
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Bennet Woodcroft
Bennet Woodcroft FRS (20 December 1803 – 7 February 1879) was an English textile manufacturer, industrial archaeologist, pioneer of marine propulsion, a leading figure in patent reform and the f...
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Larry Aldrich
Larry Aldrich (June 13, 1906 in Manhattan – October 26, 2001) was an American fashion designer, art collector, and founder of the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Aldric...
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Richard FitzWilliam, 7th Viscount FitzWilliam
Richard FitzWilliam, 7th Viscount FitzWilliam (1 August 1745 – 4 February 1816) was an Irish Viscount in the FitzWilliam family who was a benefactor and musical antiquarian. He founded the Fitzwilliam...
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Raphael Montañez Ortiz
Raphael Montañez Ortiz (born in Brooklyn, New York in 1934) is an American artist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio. He is a graduate of Art and Design High School of New York City, and st...
Hans Sloane
Sir Hans Sloane, 1st Baronet, PRS (16 April 1660 – 11 January 1753) was a British physician and collector of Irish birth, notable for bequeathing his collection to the nation, thus providing the found...
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Terrance Lindall
Terrance Lindall (born 1944) is an American artist and the co-director and chief administrator of the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Lindall's illustrations have been pu...
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Felix Tikotin
Felix Tikotin (1893–1986) was an architect, art collector, and founder of the first Museum of Japanese Art in the Middle East.Born in Glogau, Germany, to a Jewish family, his ancestors had returned wi...
Noah Norton
Noah Norton (1786 - 1877)Noah Norton was a government agent, museum founder and California Gold Rush pospector. He was instrumental in founding two towns, Adrian, Michigan and Nortonville, California...