Donald Hess began collecting art in 1966. Today, The Hess Collection houses less than a quarter of a collection that is shown in museums worldwide. His collecting style is a personal endeavor driven by passion rather than monetary investment or current trends. He develops a close dialogue with an artist to better understand what drives him or her to create and he carefully limits his focus as a collector to 20 living artists whose work he faithfully supports long term. As is evident by the caliber of the collection, he collects with the uncanny ability to acquire works by lesser known artists who often go on to become well known and respected in their disciplines. His typical commitment to an artist spans decades and various stages of his career.
The new HESS ART COLLECTION Catalogue is now available for purchase.
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If you are interested in a more in-depth experience consider booking the Elevated Tour and Wine Tasting.
Elevated Tour and Wine Tasting:
Advanced reservations required.
Enjoy a private tour with your dedicated host, delight in a guided tasting of special wines not found on our public tasting menu.
Experience begins with a tour of the historic property and walk through the thought-provoking and inspiring collection that is the Hess Contemporary Art Museum.