Art at Work: The Chase Manhattan Collection


Art at Work: The Chase Manhattan Collection



Walter J. Severinghaus, etc. Art at work : the Chase Manhattan collection

The JPMorgan Chase Art Collection began in 1959 when David Rockefeller, then president of The Chase Manhattan Bank, established the firm's art program and took the lead in the field of corporate art collecting. By integrating artwork with the architecture of new buildings and incorporating an enlightened approach to acquisitions, this forerunner of corporate collections became a model for other companies worldwide. Today it is one of the oldest and largest corporate art collections in the world, focusing on modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, works on paper and photography, which continue to be the portfolio's strength. This core collection is enhanced by a diverse and eclectic range of objects from every country in which JPMorgan Chase does business, offering a unique perspective on the firm's culture. The JPMorgan Chase Art Program oversees more than 30,000 objects in 450 corporate offices around the globe. In addition, the program administers an active museum loan program, originates traveling exhibitions, provides educational programming for internal and external audiences, and supports the firm's global philanthropic and sponsorship activities. JPMorgan Chase & Co. believes that arts and culture are the lifeblood of vibrant communities. We support a range of programs and events that foster creativity, provide access to the arts to underserved audiences, promote self expression and celebrate diversity. -- Text from JPMorgan Chase & Co. website



Publication Date



E.P. Dutton in association with the International Archive of Ar


New York


David Rockefeller, Chase Manhattan Bank, modern art, private art collection, American art


The Rockefeller University Library 3rd Floor Special Collections CT 275 R682 A68 1994

Art at Work: The Chase Manhattan Collection