Topic: Arts & Culture
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.
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.
How an American philanthropist’s love of medieval art created an immersive Old World experience at The Cloisters museum 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.”
How grant makers and grantees cooperated to craft a unique program in dance.
Stepping in to save French monuments without stepping on French pride.
Moving scholarship by and about women from margin to center.
What began as an attempt to find more job opportunities for historians went further and launched a new field.
How philanthropy helped carve out a public space for the expression of race, culture, and critical perspectives.
How a foundation provided the final ingredient to an era-defining novel.