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Henri Matisse, MoMA, America, and the Rockefellers

In 1930, when the Museum of Modern Art was not even a year old, Henri Matisse came to America. The main purpose of his voyage was to visit Albert Barnes and to view the future site of the Dance Mural … Continue reading

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The Eye of Nelson A. Rockefeller

In 1970 or so my husband and I went to B. Altman, the venerable Fifth Avenue department store, to view remarkably inexpensive sculptures assembled from old farm implements designed by William Heise, a sculptor from Vermont. It was rather early on … Continue reading

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The Rockefeller Women

Since 1908, the year Nelson Rockefeller was born here on Mount Desert Island, part of the family has summered here ever since. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. was one of the three fathers of Acadia National Park. The Rockefeller women have … Continue reading

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Dining with the Rockefellers

The other day I lunched at La Petite Maison, an upscale restaurant located at 13 W. 54th Street, the house to which the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr. moved in 1901. It was here that his … Continue reading

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Busman’s Holiday: Revisiting MoMA

“Look,” I told my friend Rochelle, with whom I was spending the afternoon at MoMA, “this was Nelson Rockefeller’s gift to the museum on its twenty-fifth birthday.” We were looking at Henri Rousseau’s The Dream, a surrealistic painting in which a … Continue reading

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