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The Brant Foundation 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’s loan program, established in 1996, plays a crucial role in our mission to promote education and appreciation of contemporary art. The Foundation’s lending program increases public accessibility to the collection’s paramount pieces – broadening visibility to contemporary works critical to the history of art and its scholarship. Each year, the Foundation lends artwork to exhibiting venues worldwide, proudly supporting artists and art institutions around the globe. Please contact Allison Brant for more information about our loan program.

Additionally, The Brant Foundation offers a multitude of ongoing programs and events aimed to enhance and enrich the public’s experience with contemporary art. These programs are designed to facilitate art education, foster creative and scholarly development, and provide unique opportunities for anyone with an interest in contemporary art. Click here to learn more about The Brant Foundation’s educational programs.


Is The Brant Foundation wheelchair accessible?

Yes, The Brant Foundation’s New York and Greenwich buildings are wheelchair accessible.

Is photography permitted?

Unless otherwise indicated, photography is permitted for non-commercial, personal use only. Flash photography, tripods, video/recording devices and selfie sticks are not permitted.

Is there a coat/bag check?

No.

How do I reschedule my visit?

Please email info@brantfoundation.org or call 203-869-0611 to cancel or reschedule your visit.

Is parking available onsite?

Free parking is available at The Brant Foundation’s Greenwich location. Due to limited space, we kindly ask visitors to carpool when possible.

The Brant Foundation’s New York location does not have a designated parking area.

How can I arrange a school/group visit?

Please contact Sabrina Marsalisi (sabrina.marsalisi@brantfoundation.org) to arrange a school or group visit.

Museum Rules and Guidelines

– Please do not touch the artwork/installations

– Food and drink are not permitted inside the building

– Smoking and vaping are strictly prohibited

– Please keep mobile devices on silent and limit use to non-gallery spaces

– Individuals under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult

– Backpacks may not be worn on your back


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The Brant Foundation’s New York space is located at 421 East 6th Street, New York, NY 10009.

The Brant Foundation’s Greenwich space is temporarily closed for construction.

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Current Exhibition

  • Installation view
Urs Fischer: Untitled, 2011
Dan Flavin: alternate diagonals of March 2, 1964 (to Don Judd), 1964

Third Dimension represents the impact of decades of collecting and highlights a selection of works that have never before been exhibited at the Foundation by Carl Andre, John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, Dan Flavin, Glenn Ligon, Claes Oldenburg, Kenny Scharf, Oscar Tuazon, Andy Warhol, and Franz West.

The exhibition brings together a dynamic group of artists who are among the most influential voices in modern and contemporary art. Additional artists in the exhibition include David Altmejd, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Maurizio Cattelan, Adam McEwen, Mike Kelley, Karen Kilimnik, Nate Lowman, Cady Noland, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Jason Rhoades, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, Josh Smith, and Dash Snow.

“We are thrilled to do another exhibition in the Foundation’s new East Village space that celebrates the building’s history as De Maria’s studio where he created so many daring works,” said Brant. “Having collected sculpture from a young age, I am pleased to be able to show many pieces that we have not been able to share with the public at the Foundation until now.”

Working with dealers such as Peter Weber and Leo Castelli, Peter M. Brant began collecting Minimalist and Post-Minimalist sculpture while in his early 20s, initially acquiring works such as Claes Oldenburg’s Giant Blue Shirt with Brown Tie (1963); and Dan Flavin’s Puerto Rican Light (to Jeanie Blake) 2, (1965), and The Diagonal, May 25, 1963 (To Robert Rosenblum). The latter is a milestone of Minimalism and the very first of Flavin’s fluorescent-light sculptures, which was gifted by Brant to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1974. (Brant installed both Puerto Rican Light and Giant Blue Shirt in the United Nations lobby, while living in an apartment in the building.) Similar examples of work by both artists are included in this exhibition, which have not been exhibited at the Foundation before: Oldenburg’s Soft Pay-Telephone (Ghost Version) (1963) and Flavin’s alternate diagonals of March 2, 1964 (to Don Judd) (1964).

Highlights on view across three floors of the Foundation’s 16,000-square-foot building include several works and installations by conceptual sculptor Cady Noland, including Crate of beer (1989); Cowboy with Holes, Eating (1990); SLA Group Shot #1 (1991); and Gibbet (1993-94). Noland is recognized for her exploration of the American psyche and impacts of mass media through collage, sculpture, and mixed-media installations. Brant was an early collector of Noland’s work, and the artist has become a key part of the Foundation’s collection.

In addition, Third Dimension includes two sculptures, by Urs Fischer and John Chamberlain, never before shown at the Foundation due to their monumental size. Their display is made possible by freight doors and a gantry mechanism that moves large artworks between levels through a floor-door system in the building. Fischer’s Untitled (The Rape of the Sabine Women) (2011) features a wax replica of Giambologna’s 16th-century sculpture, measuring more than 20 feet in height. It will be on view on the second floor of the Foundation, taking over the more than 30-foot-high space. The candle work, which also includes a wax sculpture of artist Rudolf Stingel and an office chair, will melt away over the course of the exhibition, through a system of wicks incorporated in the sculptures’ interiors. On the third floor, visitors will encounter Chamberlain’s Fuccimanooli (1990), made of bent, twisted, and painted pieces of metal reaching over 12 feet high.