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Rockefeller family donates $ 200 Million to Museum of Modern Art.

Updated: Mar 14, 2019

The Rockefeller family gives $ 200M to the MoMA

David Rockefeller, who died in 2017, donated $ 100 million to the MoMA in 2005, as well as paintings by Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso and Cézanne. The Rockefeller family already donated a portion of the proceeds of the David & Peggy collection. The collection sold last May for $ 832 M.

Abby, the wife of John D. Rockefeller Jr, David Rockefeller mother created the MoMA with the help of other NY philanthropic donors. Abby Rockefeller who spent a lot of time and energy in the MoMA project, did not contributed financially since her husband, who did not like modern painting refused to help her financially in the project.


The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

MoMA plays a major role in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world. MoMA's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media.

The MoMA Library includes approximately 300,000 books and exhibition catalogs, over 1,000 periodical titles, and over 40,000 files of ephemera about individual artists and groups. The archives holds primary source material related to the history of modern and contemporary art.

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