Topic: Cultural Institutions
The Rockefeller Foundation evolved to bring the arts and humanities together, from classical archaeology to contemporary museums.
Although known for its work in science, medicine, and health, the Rockefeller Foundation supported a surprising number of performing arts activities.
Preserving Scholarship During World War II: the Rockefeller Foundation, Libraries, and Microphotography
Using new technology to save threatened world resources and keep free inquiry alive under threat of fascist destruction.
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.
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.
Decades of foundation involvement has helped this American cultural organization to grow, thrive, and innovate.