We support museums and cultural institutions that bring thought-provoking exhibitions and performances to the City of Chicago. We work with the Art Institute of Chicago’s Photography Department on acquisitions and exhibition development. Recent acquisitions include major bodies of work by Ed Ruscha, James Welling, Shomei Tomatsu and Zoe Leonard, among others.
We recognize organizations using art to explore environmental, cultural and human rights issues. The foundation supports the Natural Resources Defense Council’s artist-in-residence program in its efforts to spark dialogue and encourage activism through public art.