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Tour of Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection at Christie's

The 13th Annual Alumni Parents Council Lecture Series took our eighth graders and alumni parent community to Christie's Auction House for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour and study The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller prior to this week's widely anticipated sale.

After we arrived at Christie's in Rockefeller Center, John Hays, P'10, Deputy Chairman of American Furniture and Decorative Arts, welcomed us and introduced our speaker, Jonathan Rendell, Deputy Chairman of Christie’s Americas and overall curator of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection.

Mr. Rendell screened a video about the Rockefeller family, which featured their important role in New York City history, extraordinary commitment to philanthropy, and passion for art. He then presented a slide show of highlights from the collection, which includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Manet, and other masters. Everything in the collection comes from David and Peggy Rockefeller's three homes, and all proceeds of the sale will go to charity.
Once the remarks concluded, we split into groups to tour the collection, beautifully laid out across three floors. 

The boys, who have been studying art history this year in their humanities class and are currently working on their Arco projects, simply loved it.

Our gratitude to Christie's and to Saint David's Alumni Parents Council Co-Chairs Winnie Feng, P'99 and Annie Haddad, P'09 and '12, for bringing us this remarkable event for our graduating class and alumni parent community.


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