THE ROCKEFELLER ESTATE
Such a wonderful day to spend strolling the home and gardens of Kykuit.
This hilltop paradise was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. His business acumen made him, in his day, the richest man in America. Now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this extraordinary landmark has been continuously and meticulously maintained for more than 100 years.
Over the period from 1935 to the late 1970s, more than 120 works of abstract, avant garde and modern sculpture were added to the gardens and terraced grounds from Nelson's collection, including works by Pablo Picasso ('Bathers'),Constantin Brâncuşi, Karel Appel ('Mouse on Table'), Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti,Gaston Lachaise, Aristide Maillol, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi ('Black Sun'), andDavid Smith.
After a long day, the boys are relaxing with a nice cool Mai Tai .... yummm!!!