421 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10009
Located at 421 East 6th Street, The Brant Foundation’s New York space occupies a century-old building originally designed as a substation for Consolidated Edison. The building subsequently served as the home and studio of famed artist Walter De Maria from the mid-1980s until his death in 2013. Richard Gluckman of Gluckman Tang Architects renovated the former substation to create a 16,000-square-foot building that features 7,000 square feet of exhibition space arrayed across four floors. The space includes two new gardens adjacent to the structure and a landscaped roof terrace.
941 North Street
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Greenwich, CT 06831
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 opened its doors in Greenwich, CT in 2009 and presents two long-term exhibitions each year, 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.
The structure at 941 North St. was originally built in 1909 as a cold-storage barn, part of the vast E.C. Conyers estate.
“The building was originally made from stones sourced from local farm fields. I felt it was important to preserve the turn-of-the-century architecture and great character of the building, while also breathing new life into it, first as a polo club, and now as an art study center,” says Peter Brant, Founder of The Brant Foundation Art Study Center.
Daily docent led tours are open to the public by appointment and free of charge.
The Brant Foundation is open to the public and free of charge.
TUESDAY – FRIDAY – Docent-led tours are offered daily. Click “Book a Tour” to view the schedule and sign up for a guided tour.
SATURDAY – Sign up for a self-guided visit during open house hours from 12pm – 4pm. An optional guided tour is offered every Saturday at 3pm.
SUNDAY – During the polo season, The Brant Foundation is open from 1pm – 3pm, before public polo matches (weather permitting). View the schedule at greenwichpoloclub.com.
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.
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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, CT. 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.
Allison Brant has been the director of The Brant Foundation Art Study Center since its opening in 2009. As a dedicated advocate for arts education, Allison has established the Foundation as a leading educational institution in the community through its bi-annual exhibitions and extensive public programming – including workshops, lectures, and publications. For nearly a decade, she has coordinated and co-curated a multitude of exhibitions, including the Foundation’s inaugural exhibition Remembering Henry’s Show: Selected Works 1978-2008, in addition to overseeing the advancement of the Brant collection. Allison works closely with exhibiting artists to ensure that their visions are fulfilled, furthering The Brant Foundation’s mission to comprehensively support contemporary artists. She also manages the Foundation’s loan program, promoting contemporary art accessibility by making significant works available to institutions across the world.