Topic: Arts & Culture

Early Experiments in Public Broadcasting

The American public broadcast system as it exists today came out of years of work by organized philanthropy.

Saving a Language: The Korean Dictionary Comes to Life Against Tough Odds

What might appear to be a simple publication project came to fruition only after a decade of political upheaval, cultural repression, war, and Rockefeller Foundation support.

New Research: Black Conservatives, Climate Policy, African Universities, and Aid to Intellectuals

Research reports drawing on several Rockefeller Archive Center collections span continents, disciplines, and eras.

New Research: China, Government Efficiency, Public Health, and Cultural Diplomacy

Research reports drawing on several Rockefeller Archive Center collections span continents, disciplines, and eras.

New Research: A Monthly Spotlight on Scholarship Drawn from the Rockefeller Archive Center Collections

Research reports from a variety of disciplines examine the history of philanthropic impact across the globe.

Photo Essay: A Mother, a Son, and Modern Art

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s passion for modern art influenced her children, especially her son Nelson Rockefeller, and continues to reach the public through the museum she co-founded.

Photo Essay: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and the Design of The Met Cloisters

How an American philanthropist’s love of medieval art created an immersive Old World experience at The Cloisters museum in New York City.

The Met Cloisters: An Unlikely Pair Makes a Home for Medieval Art in New York City

Does philanthropy always require a perfect partnership to create something great? Peering behind the facade of The Met Cloisters museum reveals that the answer is sometimes “no.”

American Choreographers: Funding the Creative Process

How grant makers and grantees cooperated to craft a unique program in dance.

Rebuilding a Cathedral: The Media, American Money, and French Heritage

Stepping in to save French monuments without stepping on French pride.