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Artist-Endowed Foundations

Posted by Judith Edington on November 11, 2011 at 6:53 AM

A fascinating panel discussion on "artist-endowed foundations" was held on November 8, 2011 at the Sackler Museum at Harvard University. The panel was convened to share and discuss the findings of the Aspen Institute's National Study of Artist-Endowed Foundations (the “Study”). The Study defines an artist-endowed foundation as a private foundation created or endowed by a visual artist for use in furthering charitable and educational activities serving a public benefit. The foundations are generally funded with any combination of art collections, archives, libraries, intellectual property and investment assets.

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Topics: Carolyn Somers, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Charitable Foundations, Jack Cowart, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Christine J. Vincent, Robert Motherwell, Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Sackler Museum, Aspen Institute's National Study of Artist-Endowed, Marion R. Fremont-Smith, Harvard University Art Museums, Dedalus Foundation, Charles C. Bergman

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