Tag Archives: rockefeller family

Farewell to David Rockefeller

  One of the pleasures of being a biographer is that one becomes intimate with one’s subjects without really knowing them in the flesh. So it is, after spending five years writing America’s Medicis: The Rockefellers and their Astonishing Cultural Legacy, with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Worsham-Rockefeller Dressing Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  Two very different women, the socially striving Arabella Worsham and the retiring Laura Spelman Rockefeller, occupied the lavish Gilded Age dressing room that joined the period rooms in the American wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning in … Continue reading

Posted in Art review | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mrs. Rockefeller’s Garden on Mount Desert Island

One of my favorite places in the world is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Seal Harbor, Maine. It is open ten or so days a year to a limited number of visitors and I usually manage to be among … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments