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The Enduring Legacy of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

The Enduring Legacy of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948), daughter of a Rhode Island senator, was reared in an environment that supported education, learning, and art connoisseurship. After her marriage to John D. Rockefeller, Jr., her interests continued to grow and in less than two decades, she amassed two world-class collections of American modern and folk art that became the foundations of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg, Virginia. Rockefeller’s impact in the field of American folk art is immense and will be the primary focus by Laura Pass Barry, the highly regarded Juli Grainger Curator of paintings, drawings and sculpture at Colonial Williamsburg. Ms Barry will share with us important highlights and favorites from Colonial Williamsburg’s outstanding collection of American folk art.  Image: Memorial for Polly Botsford and Her Children, Connecticut, ca. 1815, watercolor and ink on wove paper, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, from the collection of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller; gift of the Museum of Modern Art.

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Institution or Organization name - American Decorative Arts Forum

 

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2024-07-20 @ 02:00 PM (EDT) to
2024-07-20 @ 03:00 PM (EDT)
 

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