News Articles Library Event Photos Contact Search

Displaying items by tag: foundation for contemporary arts

Jasper Johns is behind a new venue in New York’s Meatpacking District dedicated exclusively to artist-curated exhibitions. Last year, Johns suggested that the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the non-profit he founded with the composer John Cage, convert a 496-square-foot room next to its offices into a project space. (It was previously used for the occasional meeting.) The board agreed. With that, the Other Room—the foundation’s first foray into public programming—was born.

Published in News

The Merce Cunningham Trust, which was founded to preserve the artistic legacy of choreographer Merce Cunningham, has announced it will bestow major gifts to two art organizations, reports Art Forum.

One gift of $375,000 will be given to the Foundation for Contemporary Arts to establish a Merce Cunningham award. The FCA, which was founded by John Cage and Jasper Johns, aims to support, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts by individuals, groups, or organizations. The Merce Cunningham award at the FCA will be biannual, and its purpose is to give recognition of outstanding achievement that reflects the spirit and creativity of Cunningham.

Published in News