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New York : Rockefeller family donates $ 200 million to the MoMA Museum

money was the blessing of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): The Industrial-Rockefeller family is the world-renowned art Museum, a donation of $ 200 million (175 million Euro), as on Tuesday it was informed. It is one of the largest donations ever made to an Museum.

The Rockefellers have a long history as generous patrons of the New York art Institution: In 2005, the now-deceased family Patriarch, David Rockefeller gave the Museum 100 million dollars. In addition, he donated priceless paintings by Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse and Cézanne.

David Rockefeller's mother, Abby, was one of the founders of the Museum of Modern art. a lot of time and energy put into the project - however, little money, because her husband, John D. Rockefeller couldn't do with modern art. Under her son, David, this changed.

MoMA closes from June to October,

The Museum will need a new major donation: The MoMA is closed from mid-June to mid-October. Background a renovation, redesign and expansion of the famous art Museum, which counts for a lot of tourists to the duty program. In the framework of the reconstruction of the house, with a good 3700 square metres of exhibition space will be enlarged, informed the Museum on Tuesday.

the aim of the $ 400 million (about 350 million Euro) expensive Works is also a new approach of how modern and contemporary art to the public, will be presented. The MoMA is particularly known for paintings of Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol, is concerned increasingly with Design, photography, Film, and Performance art. According to the new concept is to be shown also reinforced the art of women, Latinos, Asians and African-Americans.

"The actual value of this extension is not only more surface area, but surface with which we can think of the experience of art in the Museum," said Director Glenn Lowry, according to the announcement. A chronological context, it should give several of the a total of five floors to continue, but at the same time about specific areas to individual artistic media. In the heart of the Museum is a space for Live program and experimental art.

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The MoMA closes from 16. June and on 21. October re-open. Are planned among other things exhibitions of art in Latin America, and an exhibition in cooperation with the Studio Museum in Harlem, where for a long time, mainly African-Americans lived. (dpa, AFP)

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