MFA Boston receives gift of Native American art from estate of David Rockefeller

 

Last updated 11/24/2018 at 5:02pm

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts recently received Native American pieces from the David and Peggy Rockefeller collection.

BOSTON, Mass-The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has announced the gift of the estate of David Rockefeller from the Collection of David and Peggy Rockefeller-an acquisition including 52 works of art by Native American artists and works representing Native American culture. The objects in this cornerstone gift were assembled primarily by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller in the 1920s and 1930s, and include Plains beadwork, Navajo (Diné) weavings and rugs, Nez Perce cornhusk bags and one Taos School painting, as well as pottery, watercolors and baskets by a variety of...



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