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  Rockefeller Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rockefeller Museum, located in East Jerusalem, houses a vast collection of regional archeology unearthed in excavations conducted in the country mainly during the time of the British Mandate of Palestine (1919-1948).
The design of the museum was assigned to Austen St. Barbe Harrison, the chief architect of the Mandatory Department of Public Works, who planned a magnificent, white limestone structure, integrating in it eastern and western architectural elements.
The cornerstone of the new museum was laid on June 19, 1930 and the doors were opened to the public on January 13, 1938.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rockefeller_Museum   (441 words)

 Rockefeller Museum Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The museum is usually run by a curator, who has a staff that cares for the objects and arranges their display.
Museums often cooperate to sponsor joint and often traveling exhibits on particular subjects where one museum may not have a sufficient collection or where the greatest works on a subject are collected.
The word comes from the Latin ''museum'', which is in turn derived from the Greek languageGreek ''mouseion'', which refers to a place or temple dedicated to the Muses, the patron divinities in Greek mythology of the arts.
www.echostatic.com /index.php?title=Rockefeller_Museum&action=edit   (578 words)

 The Rockefeller Archive Center - Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Biographical Sketch
Rockefeller became interested in the living conditions of the employees of the Bayway Refinery of Standard Oil, located in the Bayway section of Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Although the idea of establishing a museum dedicated to fostering modern art had been floating about since the celebrated Armory Show of 1913, it was not until Abby Rockefeller began to solicit the advice of her own friends during the winter of 1928-1929 that the idea moved toward realization.
Rockefeller gave the museum its first formal purchase funds; these were augmented in 1938 by another gift and increased by half by Nelson A. Rockefeller in his mother's name.
archive.rockefeller.edu /bio/abby.php   (1213 words)

 MoMA | press | Releases | 1999 | An Exhibition Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller ...
Rockefeller formed her modern art collection primarily between 1925 and 1935, acquiring mainly works on paper, such as watercolors, drawings, and most significantly, prints.
Rockefeller decided to donate her collection of prints to the Museum with the understanding that a Print Room would be incorporated to house her collection.
Rockefeller died in 1948 and did not see the establishment of the curatorial department that had been one of her missions for The Museum of Modern Art.
www.moma.org /about_moma/press/1999/print_room_6_30_99.html   (1106 words)

 Israel Museums Travel Guide - Israel Museums in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Galilee, Dead Sea - Israel Tourism Guide
Museum features various facets of Jewish history and international art in several separate buildings, a sculpture garden and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are found.
The Rockefeller Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most impressive archeological museums in Israel, ituated in a magnificent white limestone edifice in East Jerusalem, houses the extraordinary collection of antiquities unearthed in excavations conducted in the country mainly during the time of the British Mandate (1919-1948).
The museum named after the poet Yitzhak Katzenelson, was founded by a community of Holocaust survivors, former members of the Jewish underground in the ghetto and former partisans.
www.ddtravel-acc.com /museum.htm   (1827 words)

 America's Citadel of Medieval Art - The World and I Magazine
Donating funds to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the creation of a branch museum devoted to medieval art, Rockefeller fulfilled his desire to provide an opportunity for museum visitors to find inspiration in the spiritual beauty of medieval works of art.
Barnard wanted his museum to evoke the simple, vigorous piety of the Middle Ages, acquainting Americans not only with medieval art but also with the age in which the art was created.
Rockefeller also presented over seven hundred acres of undeveloped Palisades woodlands across the Hudson River in New Jersey to the Palisades Interstate Park Commission to assure the preservation of the beautiful view from the future museum's location.
www.worldandi.com /public/1988/may/ar13.cfm   (2141 words)

 CTV.ca - David Rockefeller pledges $100M donation to MoMA- CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television
The museum will receive the money after his death, but he will give it $5 million a year as though the money were already being invested.
Rockefeller, who has been a member of the museum's board of trustees since 1948, has been a key MoMA benefactor, donating $77 million toward its current $858 million capital campaign for the recently completed museum renovation and expansion.
Museum officials said the money will help it to strengthen educational programs and future exhibitions, which have become more expensive to present in recent years.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/print/CTVNews/1113417267667_108826467?hub=Entertainment&subhub=PrintStory   (331 words)

The Mexican Museum, which houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Mexican and Latino art in the United States, was selected by Ms.
Rockefeller Roberts as the recipient of a substantial portion of Nelson A. Rockefeller’s prestigious Mexican folk art collection.
The Museum is set to fulfill its long-held dream of the completion of its new building in the heart of San Francisco's Yerba Buena Arts district.
www.mexicanmuseum.org /information/press.asp?prkey=131&language=english   (730 words)

 The Rockefeller Museum
American philanthropist, John D. Rockefeller, donated $2 million for building, equipping and maintaining a museum, and the British mandatory government also provided a subsidy.
Rockefeller stipulated that the museum bearing his name be an archeological, not a natural science museum, and that the museum’s exhibits should shed light on the part played by the peoples of the Holy Land in world history.
After 1948, when the area came under Jordanian rule, the museum was administered briefly by an international council, but, recognizing its tremendous value, the Jordanian government soon nationalized it.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Society_&_Culture/rockmuseum.html   (148 words)

 The New York Times > Arts > Art & Design > MoMA to Receive Its Largest Cash Gift
Rockefeller said the gift was intended to shore up public programs at the Modern, which just completed an ambitious $858 million expansion that more than doubled its size.
Rockefeller noted that the Modern's last fund-raising campaign centered on construction and acquisitions, rather than on helping to expand the endowment to pay for the museum's programs and education.
The museum was first housed in rented space in the Heckscher Building at Fifth Avenue and 56th Street and later in a town house on West 53rd Street and other buildings, many of them Rockefeller homes.
www.nytimes.com /2005/04/13/arts/design/13gift.html?ex=1271044800&en=7cbe7b303809f6ea&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland   (980 words)

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Works of Art: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
Although The Metropolitan Museum of Art made its first acquisitions among these fields—a group of Peruvian antiquities—as early as 1882, and a pair of Mexican eagle reliefs was given by the American artist Frederic Church in 1893, no significant commitment to the arts of Africa, Oceania, or the Americas was made until 1969.
Today the collection of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas is housed in the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing, named for Nelson Rockefeller's son, who collected many of the Asmat objects from Papua Province (western New Guinea), Indonesia, that are now in the Museum.
The Rockefeller Wing, designed as a mirror image of the Sackler Wing, opened to the public in February 1982 with 40,000 square feet of exhibition space on the south side of the Museum.
www.metmuseum.org /Works_Of_Art/introduction.asp?dep=5   (816 words)

 Civilization.ca - Media - Ancient Treasures and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Founded in 1965, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, is the State of Israel's leading cultural institution, and is ranked among the leading encyclopedic museums.
The Museum is also recognized as the world's leading international repository for the research and display of Dada and Surrealist art with a substantial holding of the seminal works of Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp.
The growth of the Museum has been achieved principally through their remarkable patronage, which covers nearly 60% of the Museum's annual costs and nearly all of its capital programming, and which is largely responsible for the impressive growth of the Museum's collections.
www.civilization.ca /media/docs/fssea04e.html   (1072 words)

 Media Information: Arkansas State Parks
While the focus of the museum is the Golden Age of Aviation (1928-1940), all eras are represented, and, because most of the aircraft are privately owned, the exhibits change regularly.
It was originally named the Rockefeller Museum because it housed the collection of antique vehicles owned by the late Arkansas Governor, Winthrop Rockefeller.
And, like the Arkansas Air Museum, the more than 50 vehicles on display at the Museum of Automobiles are changed on a regular basis, so there is always something new for visitors to see.
www.arkansasstateparks.com /media/display.asp?id=341   (987 words)

 The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum is home to an extensive collection of American and British antiques, including furniture, textiles, tools, firearms, ceramics, silver, pewter, and clothing from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum is temporarily closed, and the folk art collection will move to a new home late in 2006.
Treasures from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum explores the wonderful variety of portraits, paintings, textiles, and sculpture in the collection.
www.history.org /history/museums/dewitt_gallery.cfm   (1142 words)

 Hudson River Valley - National Heritage Area
Kykuit, the country home of the Rockefeller family, is perhaps the most impressive of all of the Hudson Valley estates.
The house, its furnishings, and 87 of the estate's 4,000 acres were bequeathed by Governor Rockefeller to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1979.
Also on display are a series of tapestries commissioned by Nelson Rockefeller based on his favorite paintings by Picasso and woven under the artist's supervision.
www.hudsonrivervalley.com /index.cfm?section_id=6&page_id=17   (347 words)

 Museums & Galleries - Ancient Near East .net
Museums and galleries with collections relating to the archaeology, history and culture of the ancient Near East and Egypt are listed below in their home countries (see navigation at right) and in alphabetical order.
Among these are an extraordinary set of six limestone reliefs, acquired in 1854, from the palace of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 BCE) and a group of Early Christian floor mosaics from Homs, in Syria.
The Museum occupies 9 rooms divided by a large hemicycle that opens towards the terrace of the "Niche of the Fir Cone", in which there are numerous sculptures.
www.ancientneareast.net /museums.html   (633 words)

 Whitehall Flagler Museum - West Palm Beach, Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum.
Built in 1886 for Flagler's personal use, the railcar was acquired by the Museum in 1959 as an artifact of Florida history and an important part of Flagler's story.
The Museum is located on the right side of the street about two blocks from the intersection.
www.flagler.org   (718 words)

 Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Billings Farm and Museum is privately owned and operated by the Woodstock Foundation, which was founded in 1968 by Mary F. and Laurance S. Rockefeller.
The museum operates in programmatic partnership with the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park which interprets conservation stewardship in America as it is reflected in the history of the site’s Marsh, Billings, and Rockefeller eras.
The farm, established in 1871, is a fully operating dairy with a herd of 70 registered Jersey cows, as well as Southdown sheep, draft horses, oxen, and chickens, and is open and interpreted to visitors; the operation includes over 140 acres of pastures, meadows, and cropland on the Ottauquechee River.
www.vmga.org /windsor/billings.html   (321 words)

 Leon Golub : Statement : Leon Golub, Regarding the Lehman and Rockefeller Gifts to the Metropolitan Museum: Artforum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Installed in public or private museums, art is the visual embodiment the superb dividend, of gigantic international power and success.
it is difficult to view the museum (as it would prefer to be viewed) free from the economic and strategic motivations and status preoccupations of its major collec-tors and Boards of Trustees.
A proposal for the disposition of the Rockefeller gift: that 80 % of this collection be returned to the lands of origin with the further provision that sufficient funds be allocated (from Nelson Rockefeller, the Metropolitan Museum, per-haps the government) to house these repatriated objects.
www.procuniarworkshop.com /home/index/article/35.html   (1509 words)

 Orion Center: Museums and Sites in Israel
On July 1997, an international congress on the Dead Sea Scrolls was held at the Israel Museum to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the scrolls.
From the moment the participants arrive at the Museum, the half-day program aims to arouse their curiosity about the Dead Sea Scrolls, enriching their knowledge of the history of the Jewish identity.
The Rockefeller Archaeological Museum records the region's history beginning with the remains of a 100,000 year old Mt. Carmel caves.
orion.mscc.huji.ac.il /educate/museums.shtml   (1010 words)

 Billings Farm and Museum of Woodstock, Vermont: Rockefellers
With his beloved wife Mary, Laurance Rockefeller established the Woodstock Foundation and the Billings Farm & Museum to carry forward their legacy.
Laurance S. Rockefeller's legacy is reflected in Woodstock and its environs.
The Woodstock Foundation, with the Billings Farm & Museum and its partner, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, as well as the Woodstock Inn & Resort all express Laurance S. Rockefeller's philosophy of conservation, heritage, recreation, and community, each furthering a healthy human spirit among citizens and visitors alike.
www.billingsfarm.org /news/lsr_passing.html   (264 words)

 Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Print Collecting: An Early Mission for MoMA - Museum of Modern Art - Absolutearts.com
Erich Heckel, Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff of Die BrŸcke, as well as Max Beckmann, KŠthe Kollwitz, and Wilhelm Lehmbruck of a slightly later period, are among the artists whose prints could be found on her walls.
This period was one in which the muralists Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and JosŽ Clemente Orozco, known as los tres grandes (the three great ones), were widely celebrated and sought after for commissions that brought them regularly to this country.
The present exhibition evokes the spirit of her radical, modern gallery that stood in such stark contrast to the traditional decor elsewhere in her home.
www.absolutearts.com /cgi-bin/news/arts-news-elaborate.cgi?output_number=20&find=67   (1309 words)

 The AJE Jerusalem 3000 Educator's Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
This museum is in East Jerusalem and faces the north east corner of the Old City wall.
This museum was built with a fund of two million dollars granted in 1927 by John D. Rockefeller.
The museum, standing in about 10 acres of land, is now administered by the Israel Museum.
www.brijnet.org /aje/j3000/new-city/rocko.htm   (128 words)

 Greensward Foundation
The Museum of the City of New York was built in 1931.
Of equal importance, and in a way more distinctive because their equal is not to be found elsewhere, are two rooms from John D. Rockefeller's house that once stood at 4 West 54th Street, a site now occupied by a wing of the Museum of Modern Art.
The purpose of this diversion is to see the Michael Rockefeller Wing built to house the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; it was given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Nelson Rockefeller as a memorial to his son who died on an expedition in the South Pacific.
www.greenswardparks.org /books/rockefeller05.html   (571 words)

 Pastor Peter's Bible Insights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
museum one is able to see exactly how the wealthy citizens of Jerusalem lived during the Herodian period.
Nearby the Wohl is the Burnt House Museum.
There are many other things to see in the museum but these are the things to see on a short tour.
members.aol.com /peterwebit/TravIsrael2001.html   (1033 words)

 Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, Journal Feature Article March 2002
Rockefeller was one of the earliest collectors of American folk art and her core collection comprised 424 objects.Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums perform more than 350 times a year in restored the 18th-century colonial capital of Virginia.
Admission for a one-year museum ticket good at all the museums is $18 for adults and $9 for children ages 6-17.
Museum admission also is included in general admission to Colonial Williamsburg, which includes all exhibition buildings and museums, gardens, daytime programming, parking and shuttle service to and around the Historic Area.
www.journalofantiques.com /Apr02/featureapr02.htm   (1995 words)

 Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
There are always a few guests in the museum, perhaps up to 20, Ibrahim says, and things did pick up during the summer season and last Christmas.
On weekdays, guests must either travel to the museum by public transportation or park in one of the nearby parking lots.
Originally, the museum's official name was The Palestine Archeological Museum, but it has always been commonly known as the Rockefeller Museum.
www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1110597564912   (689 words)

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