Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg, who have been collecting modern and contemporary art since the early 1990s, are the principal benefactors of the New Museum in New York. Mitzi has been a trustee of the New Museum since 2003, and is currently the board’s vice president. Warren is the cofounder, with Leonard Feinstein, of the home-goods chain Bed Bath & Beyond. The couple, along with Feinstein and his wife, Susan, donated $7 million to the New Museum’s new building in downtown Manhattan in 2005.

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Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg

Union, New Jersey

Source of wealth:
Retail (Bed Bath & Beyond)

Collecting area:
Contemporary art

Top 200 appearance:
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Fun fact:

A 2005 New Yorker article noted that the Eisenbergs keep a low profile, “although Liz Smith once noted that Mitzi, ‘a charming lady from New Jersey,’ had, at a charity auction, bid fifteen thousand dollars for a luncheon with Bette Midler.”