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The Brant Foundation

Our Mission

Founded by Peter M. Brant in 1996, 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. 

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Locations

The Brant Foundation has two locations, in Greenwich, CT and New York, NY. Sign up for our mailing list below and receive updates about upcoming exhibitions, programs, and events at both locations.

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

The Brant Foundation’s Greenwich space is located at 941 North Street, Greenwich, CT 06831.


CONTACT

Allison BrantDirector
Zoe LarsonAssociate Director
Sabrina MarsalisiDirector of Education
Reem YassinShop Creative Director 
Cameron PlutaExecutive Assistant
Mario FasaniManager of Visitor Relations and Development

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Current Exhibition

Mike Kelley: Singles’ Mixer

New York May 17th to June 29th, 2024

  • Singles' Mixer

Singles’ Mixer is one of 31 “reconstructions” that constitute Kelley’s ambitious and carnivalesque Day Is Done (2005/6), an operatic installation of American proportions. Day Is Done consists of vignettes, videos, and sculptures that depict narratives Kelley abstracted from a collection of high school yearbook photographs, gleaning action from after-school activities and characters from adolescent outcasts. Kelley’s live-action interpretations imbue the source material—imagery of extracurricular clubs, sports, dances, and more—with a psychological unease stemming from socially accepted rituals. The constellation of these farcical reenactments juxtaposes a lingering anxiety against activities ripe with youth and banality; Day Is Done in its entirety speaks to the cult of cultural and institutional rituals and their haunting effects from adolescence through adulthood.

Born in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, Mike Kelley received his BA in 1976 from the University of Michigan and his MFA in 1978 from the California Institute of the Arts. Prior to his passing in 2012, Kelley had solo exhibitions at numerous institutions worldwide, including the Musée du Louvre, Paris; the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Tate Liverpool; the Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, among many others. A retrospective of his work was held at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 2012 and subsequently traveled to MoMA PS1, Long Island City (2013); the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2013); and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2014).

 

[1] Mike Kelley, interview by Art21, Art in the Twenty-First Century, season 3, episode 2, “Memory,” September 23, 2005, https://art21.org/watch/art-in-the-twenty-first-century/s3/mike-kelley-in-memory-segment/.

 

Image: © 2024 Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. All Rights Reserved / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

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