Among the bucolic fields of picturesque Greenwich, Connecticut, stands a 9,800-square-foot stone building that is home to the Brant Foundation Art Study Center. Belying its stately exterior, inside the walls, in a twice-yearly rotation, are exhibitions of some of the most compelling and provocative works of modern and contemporary art.
Originally established in 1996 with the mandate to “promote education and appreciation of contemporary art and design”, the Brant Foundation comprises a vast collection of art that has been amassed over the years by famed industrialist, businessman, and lifelong art collector Peter Brant. Scores of artists are represented in depth, including pieces from the earliest period of their practice through to their most recent works, and many are made available to external institutions and individuals for scholarly study and examination.
Since debuting as a gallery in 2009, the Brant Foundation Art Study Center has presented solo shows by artists Urs Fischer, Josh Smith, Karen Kilimnik, Nate Lowman, and Canadian David Altmejd, all of which were curated primarily from the Brant Foundation collection. An Andy Warhol retrospective is currently on view by appointment throughout the summer.