MoMA’s 2014 David Rockefeller Awarded to Bernard Arnault

Art Press Release from United States. Published by MOMA on Tuesday 25 February 2014.

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The Museum of Modern Art’s David Rockefeller Award will be presented to Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, at a luncheon at the Museum on March 4. The Award is presented annually by MoMA to an individual from the business community who exemplifies enlightened generosity and effective advocacy of cultural and civic endeavors.

Specifically, for Mr. Arnault, the Award recognizes his personal commitment to culture and the arts, which is reflected in the LVMH Group’s deep dedication to supporting philanthropic initiatives and, within its brands, continually fostering creativity and innovation while preserving the art of craftsmanship. This year marks the first time the Award has been given to an individual from the outside the United States.

The David Rockefeller Award

The David Rockefeller Award is named for the Museum’s honorary chairman, an early advocate of and successful pioneer in developing strong and enduring links between the corporate community and cultural organizations. Mr. Rockefeller was instrumental in creating the Chase Manhattan Art Collection, took a leadership role in forming the Business Committee for the Arts in 1967, and has been a generous financial supporter of museums and cultural organizations in New York City and throughout the country. The Award luncheon benefits the Museum’s educational programs. The event co-chairs are Marie-Josée Kravis, President, and Jerry I. Speyer, Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees.