Cargill Macmillan, heir to the Cargill commodities fortune, died on Monday. He lived in Minnesota and Palm Springs, he and his wife, Donna, donated $20 to $25m in art to the Palm Springs Art Museum:
Their massive art collection included works from Louise Bourgeois, Ellsworth Kelly and Andy Warhol. Their “Your Dog” sculpture by Yoshitomo Nara has greeted museum guests for several years. Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet, who sits on the art museum board, said MacMillan used his wealth to create a legacy of “unwavering” support of the arts. “Cargill MacMillan’s passionate pursuit of modern art was unparalleled and incredibly prolific,” Pougnet said in a statement to The Desert Sun.
Philanthropist, Company Heir Cargill Macmillan Jr. Dies (The Desert Sun)