Rockefeller Brothers Fund Announces New David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center
The Pocantico Center to Adapt Historic Orangerie for Cultural and Sustainability Programming
Today, The Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) announced plans for the creation of the David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center, a vibrant public venue that will nurture the arts both locally and globally with world class performances and exhibits, residencies for artists working across disciplines, and space for school and community cultural functions.
The centerpiece of the plan is the adaptive reuse of the Orangerie, built by John D. Rockefeller in 1908 on the historic Rockefeller family estate and bequeathed to the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1979 by Nelson Rockefeller. The project will transform the long-dormant building into a multipurpose performance and rehearsal space with an art gallery and flexible studio or classroom space for community programs...