Meet the Donors
Like the large, static maps highlighting the nationalities of the artists being presented during this time, one can see this information represented over time during 1940, 1945, and 1949 and a percentage scale out of one-hundred. It seems as though through the first five years of this decade, the “Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Donation” ran the gamut, so to speak. In the last years of the 40s, the MoMA was mostly purchasing works of art before the new decade began. Of course, many other transactions were made across the board, but these two items speak for themselves.