Tate receives US boost as major patrons donate Salle, Steinbach, and Martin

American patrons have recently been very generous to the gallery, with both their art and their funds

May 2009archive

Chicago's industrialist benefactors built the city’s art collections—but can today’s patrons maintain them?

So far the next generation have yet to replicate their parents’ efforts on the same scale


Artist Bjarne Melgaard is suing his former backer

Sculptor says collector made too many editions


Books: James Brydges, munificent benefactor or bad-taste merchant?

A reappraisal of the life of the first Duke of Chandos, patron, collector and philanthropist

Dealers double as patrons: Design Miami/Basel 2007

The dealer-artist relationship becomes more prominent as galleries strive for individuality, while Jean Prouvé's dominance is undeniable


Tate woos US patrons with cocktails at 10 Downing Street

Guggenheim director says US institutions cannot compete with such incentives


Breaking down the maths of museum earnings: An ominous assessment of exhibition profits

There is a basic problem in suggesting that earned income can keep a museum afloat


Heinz’s $4 million gift to the Warhol Museum

The gift increases the museum’s endowment to $7.1 million


Contemporary art worth $5 million donated to MoMA

The gift was made by New York millionairess Elaine Dannheisser, who says her collection contains “a lot of tough art”

March 1991archive

How Saddam Hussein's ideology was enshrined in his art commissions

New book "The Monument" explains why greater attention to the Iraqi director’s iconography might have illuminated Western politicians as to his ambitions