The Artist as Philanthropist: Artist-Endowed Foundations as a New Force in Cultural Philanthropy
LACMA and the Aspen Institute's National Study of Artist-Endowed Foundations present a panel discussion exploring the emerging role of artist-endowed foundations as a force in cultural philanthropy. The Aspen Institute's Study, the first research effort to examine this small but fast-growing field, documented more than three hundred foundations that make grants to nonprofits, artists, and scholars and steward art collections and archives, contribute artwork to museums, operate artist residency centers, and conduct cultural and educational programs.
Panelists include Ruth Fine, former curator, National Gallery of Art and co-author, O’Keeffe on Paper, National Gallery of Art (2000); Christy MacLear, executive director at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and former inaugural director of the Philip Johnson Glass House; Stephen K. Urice, professor at the University of Miami School of Law and coauthor, Law, Ethics and the Visual Arts; and Christine J. Vincent, study director at the Aspen Institute and former deputy director of media, arts, and culture at the Ford Foundation. The panel will be moderated by Samuel Hoi, president of Otis College of Art and Design and board chair of United States Artists.
Southern California grantmakers providing support to the Aspen Institute’s National Study of Artist-Endowed Foundations include the California Community Foundation, the Getty Foundation, the Niki Charitable Art Foundation, and the Herb Ritts Foundation.
Brown Auditorium | 3–5pm | Free, no reservations
Image: Robert Rauschenberg, Ace Poster/Panel #2, 1977, offset lithograph, image and sheet: 50 x 36 in. (127 x 91.44 cm), partial and promised gift of the Grinstein Family