14
June 2021

The Rockefellers

Welcome to The Arts Society Henfield
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 14:30
Henfield Hall, Henfield
Coopers Way Henfield BN5 9DB

The Rockefeller family is an American industrial, political and banking family that owns one of the world's largest fortunes. The fortune was made in the American petroleum industry during the late 19th and early 20th centuries by John D. Rockfeller and his brother William Rockefeller, primarily through Standard Oil (the predecessor of ExxonMobil). The family had a long association with, and control of, Chase Manhatten Bank.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Professor Andrew Hopkins

Previously Assistant Director of the British School at Rome from 1998 to 2002 and since 2004, Associate Professor at the University of L'Aquila. Part of his PhD (Courtauld Institute 1995) on Venetian architecture was awarded the Essay Medal of 1996 by the Society of Architectural Historians (GB). A Fellow at Harvard University's Villa I Tatti in Florence in 2003-2004, and in 2009 was the Paul Mellon Senior Visiting Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Amongst his many publications are, with Arnold Witte, Alois Riegl, The Origins of Baroque Art in Rome (2010), and Baldassare Longhena and the Venetian Baroque (2012). 

In general, I give lectures for The Arts Society from January to June each year.