941 North Street
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Greenwich, CT 06831
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, designed by Richard Gluckman, has a mission to promote education and appreciation of contemporary art and design, by making works available to institutions and individuals for scholarly study and examination.
The Brant Foundation presents long-term exhibitions curated primarily from the collection. The collection is remarkable in that scores of artists are represented in depth, including works from the earliest period of their practice through their most recent works. Currently, The Brant Foundation, Inc., established in 1996, lends works to more than a dozen exhibitions per year.
Hours of Operation
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center offers docent led tours daily. Tours are open to the public and free of charge. Please visit the “Book a Tour” page for a complete list of tour dates and times and to make a reservation.
Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
From the Merritt Parkway:
Take the Merritt Parkway to CT Exit 31: North Street. Make a right onto North Street and proceed for 2.8 miles. Turn left at #941 North Street for parking at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center.
From Interstate I-95:
Take I-95 to Exit 3: Arch Street/Greenwich, CT. Make a left onto Arch Street and proceed under the railroad trestle. At the light continue straight until you reach a fork, make a right. Cross over Greenwich Avenue and then Mason Street. At light at Millbank, turn left onto Millbank and follow that street to the end. At intersection with Route 1/East Putnam Avenue, cross Route 1/East Putnam onto North Maple Avenue. Bear right onto North Street and proceed for 6.8 miles. Turn left at Hurlingham Drive on North Street for parking at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center.
Via Metro North:
Take the New Haven Line from Grand Central Station to Greenwich. Trains depart twice an hour and travel time to Greenwich is approximately 50 minutes. As train schedules are subject to change please check www.mta.info for the most up to date scheduling information. Cabs are available at the train station. Local taxi number is: Greenwich Taxi (203) 869-6000.
From the Merritt Parkway:
Take the Merritt Parkway to Exit 31/North Street and make a left onto North Street toward Banksville, NY. Proceed 2.8 miles.Turn left at Hurlingham Drive on North Street for parking at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center.
From Interstate I-95:
Take I-95 to Exit 3: Arch Street/Greenwich, CT. Make a right onto Arch Street and proceed under the railroad trestle. At the light continue straight until you reach a fork, make a right. Cross over Greenwich Avenue and then Mason Street. At light at Millbank, turn left onto Millbank and follow that street to the end. At intersection with Route 1/East Putnam Avenue, cross Route 1/East Putnam onto North Maple Avenue. Bear right onto North Street and proceed for 6.8 miles.Turn left at Hurlingham Drive on North Street for parking at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center.
Via Metro North:
Take the New Haven Line to Greenwich. Trains depart twice an hour and travel time to Greenwich is approximately 50 minutes. As train schedules are subject to change please check www.mta.info for the most up to date scheduling information. Cabs are available at the train station. Local taxi number is: Greenwich Taxi (203) 869-6000.
Animal Farm, curated by Sadie Laska, includes works from The Brant Collection and loans from museums, galleries and other private collections. Artists in the exhibition include 1980s pop icons from the collection, such as Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Basquiat, alongside artists whose work has been influenced by pop, politics and media, such as Nina Chanel Abney, Katherine Bernhardt, Lizzi Bougatsos, Joe Bradley, Sarah Braman, William N. Copley, Thornton Dial, Wally Hedrick, Joyce Pensato, Carol Rama, Peter Saul, Josh Smith, Spencer Sweeney, Henry Taylor and Sue Williams.
*This exhibition contains subject matter that may be considered inappropriate for children. Please review the images on the exhibition page if you plan on attending an Open Tour with a young child. Artworks will not be censored for Open Tours, however child-friendly tours may be scheduled by contacting Sabrina Marsalisi at email@example.com.
Animal Farm Exhibition Page
Our doors will open at the start time of the tour. Guests are invited to arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled tour to walk the grounds (weather permitting).
Food and drink are not permitted.
All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Do not touch artwork / installations.
Backpacks may not be worn on your back.
The Brant Foundation does not have a coat check. Please leave all large items at home or in your car.
Smoking is not permitted.
Talking on mobile phones is limited to non-gallery spaces. Please keep mobile devices on silent during the tour.
All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
All tours are docent led. The Brant Foundation does not permit visitors to lead group tours.
Parking is available for visitors. As space may be limited, we kindly ask that guests are mindful when parking, and to carpool when possible.
Please enter our parking lot through the Hurlingham Drive entrance.
He also heads Brant Publications, Inc., a magazine publishing concern he co-founded in 1984. Brant Publications publishes Interview, the iconic publication created by Andy Warhol which the company purchased from the Warhol estate in 1989. Brant Publication’s art media titles Art in America, The Magazine Antiques and Modern Magazine merged with Artnews S.A. in 2015. The deal closed on Oct. 8, 2015 and Mr. Brant acquired 60% ownership interest in the publicly listed Artnews S.A. (WSE: ATN)
As a real estate developer, Peter Brant was in 1983 the driving force behind Conyers Farm, a premier residential community located in Greenwich, Conn. and North Castle, N.Y. Mr. Brant sought to retain the character and aesthetic of the 1500-acre parcel of rural land by establishing strict zoning, building and environmental standard, ensuring appropriate density with and architectural integrity among the homes built there.
Among Mr. Brant’s longest held personal passions is contemporary art. An avid collector since college, Mr. Brant’s first art purchases were two Warhols and a Franz Kline. Having continued to invest in art over the years, Mr. Brant’s well-regarded collection includes works by contemporary masters such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, as well as up-and-coming North American artists.
Mr. Brant’s interest in art also led him into film producing. He has been a producer of six films including: L’Amour in 1973, Andy Warhol’s Bad in 1977, Basquiat in 1996, Pollock in 2000, and along with PBS, Andy Warhol: A Documentary in 2006, winner of the 2006 Peabody Award and an Emmy Award. Mr. Brant produced and financed The Homesman, an 1850′s period Western and official selection for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep.
Mr. Brant is the founder of the Greenwich Polo Club and a co-founder of the Bridgehampton Polo Club on Long Island and a leading patron of the sport as well as an active player. He has also bred and owned racehorses, including Gulch, winner of the Breeder’s Cup Sprint in 1988. Mr. Brant was co-owner of Swale the 1984 Kentucky Derby Winner. In 1995, with Thunder Gulch’s victory in the Kentucky Derby, he became the only breeder to have bred not only the winner of the Run for the Roses but also the winner’s sire and dam.
As his primary philanthropic focus, Mr. Brant established The Brant Foundation, Inc. and The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, both based in Greenwich. The organizations promote education and appreciation of contemporary art and design. The Brant Foundation, Inc. makes artwork available to institutions and individuals for scholarly study, examination and loan. The Brant Foundation Art Study Center mounts exhibits – open to the public by appointment at no charge.
Mr. Brant has long been active in support of major museums. He is a member of the advisory council of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, serves on the art advisory board at Hunter College, New York, NY, and is a member of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art’s Visiting Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. A former trustee of both the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in 2013 Mr. Brant was awarded an American Art Award by the Whitney Museum of American Art for his commitment to the arts. In 2015 Mr. Brant was honored by the New York Academy of Art and in addition, received the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award for his commitment to arts and philanthropy.
For more information on Peter Brant, go to: www.peterbrant.com
Allison Brant, daughter of Peter Brant, has been Director of The Brant Foundation Art Study Center since its opening in 2009. As Director of the Foundation, Allison has coordinated and co-curated exhibits for Urs Fisher, Josh Smith, David Altmejd, Karen Kilimnik, Nate Lowman, as well as a group show including artists from the Brant’s private collection. Placing a strong emphasis on the Foundation as an Art Study Center, Allison has successfully established The Brant Foundation as an educational institution. In addition to serving as Director of The Brant Foundation, Allison supervises the Brant’s private art collection.