Art Collectors and Museum Patrons Among Biggest Donors to Trump’s Inauguration

21Apr - by mh - 0 - In News

A document listing all the contributions to Donald Trump’s $106.7 million inauguration includes the names of quite a few art world power players. / Hyperallergic / By Benjamin Sutton /

(illustration by the author for Hyperallergic)

Though the art world has maintained a rather adversarial stance toward the 45th US President, collectors and museum board members figure prominently among those who helped Donald Trump raise $106.7 million for his poorly attended inauguration. According to a 510-page report of donations to Trump’s inaugural committee released on Tuesday by the Federal Elections Committee, billionaire art collector and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) board memberSteven A. Cohen as well as Henry Kravis — whose wife, Marie-Josée Kravis, is the president of MoMA — both gave $1 million. Unlike campaign contributions, which are capped, there is no limit to how much can be given to a candidate’s inaugural committee…

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