Los Angeles

United States



Address:

California
90077
Phone: 310-277-5321
Fax: 310-277-5705
Website: www.weismanfoundation.org

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

The FREDERICK R. WEISMAN ART FOUNDATION is dedicated to continuing the legacy and vision of Frederick R. Weisman, an extraordinary entrepreneur, philanthropist, and art collector who upheld an uncompromising belief in the cultural value of art and the importance of the creative process. In carrying out Mr. Weisman's intentions, the Foundation continues to collect and make publicly accessible significant works of modern and contemporary art as a means to contribute to the greater artistic and intellectual life of Los Angeles.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (3)

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Permanent Collection

The Foundation Collection is preserved in the estate and surrounding gardens originally acquired by Mr. Weisman to serve as a showcase for his collection of 20th century art. The 1920s Mediterranean-style villa, designed by Gordon B. Kaufmann, exhibits the craftsmanship characteristic of that period, including hand-painted ceilings, stucco details, and wood-inlaid floors. Adjacent to the traditional structure stands a contemporary annex, or art pavilion, designed by Franklin Israel in 1989, which accommodates the larger-scale works of the collection.
The nearly 500 works of art displayed at the estate span the late 19th to the 21st centuries, and are particularly strong in works from early European Modernism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Super-Realism, and contemporary California art. These holdings are part of a larger collection that was established in 1982 as the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, which is currently under the direction of Billie Milam Weisman. Following the wishes of Frederick Weisman, the Foundation Collection is to be shared with the public and is available to visitors by appointment only.


Exhibitions

The Foundation lends works to museums worldwide, exhibits at public art venues, and has funded several cultural institutions and their programming, including the Frederick R. Weisman Museum at Pepperdine University in Malibu, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum at the University of Minneapolis in Minnesota.


Previous Exhibitions

Photos and Phantasy: Selections for the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Sept-Dec 2006
Weisman Museum of Art
Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

L.A. Art Scene: Selected works by local artists from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Mar-June 2006
Beverly Hills Municipal Gallery
Beverly Hills, California

Art and Illusion: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Dec 2005-Feb 2006
Carnegie Art Museum
Oxnard, California

The Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Aug-Oct 2005
Weisman Museum of Art
Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

The Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Nov 2004- Apr 2005
Bakersfield Museum of Art
Bakersfield, California 93301

The Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Sept-Oct 2004
New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans, Louisiana

Pop and Illusion: Contemporary Works from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Aug-Nov 2003
Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Minimalism and More: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Aug-Nov 2003
Weisman Museum of Art
Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

Made in California: Selected Works from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
Sept-Nov 2003
CSUB Todd Madigan Gallery
Bakersfield, California


Forthcoming exhibitions

The Eclectic Eye: Selections of FANTASY AND ILLUSION from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
January 13 through April 8, 2007
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Eclectic Eye: Selections of from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
August 2007 (Inaugural Exhibition)
Colorado Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado


Cost

FREE


Opening hours

Tours of the Estate are available by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 10-3: Please call (310) 277-5321, 9:30-3:30 to arrange a tour. Tours are free of charge.


Getting there

Located in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles, near Westwood, Beverly Hills, and Bel-Air.


Facilities

The Foundation accommodates groups up to 15 people at a time. The tour is 1½ hour long and includes walking, stairs, and standing. There are special rules and parking restrictions for visitors. Please call Sandy for detailed information.