Rhode Island-born art collector and patron who played an important role in the establishment of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
She grew up in Providence, Rhode Island as the daughter of a senator (Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich) and the sister of a Future congressman (Richard Steere Aldrich).
After graduating in 1893 from Miss Abbott's School for Young Ladies, she went on an extensive European travel tour.
She became a member of the wealthy Rockefeller family through her 1901 marriage to financier
Her father-in-law, John D. Rockefeller, was the co-founder of the Standard Oil company.