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Mar 17, 2018

Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Graham realizes this vision through making project-based grants to individuals and organizations and producing exhibitions, events, and publications.



This new installation and performance series is currently being developed by Graham Foundation performance artist in residence Brendan Fernandes and features collaborations with Norman Kelley and the Joffrey Academy of Dance.


Please join us for a series of ambulatory performances to launch Lori Waxman's new Graham-funded book "Keep Walking Intently: The Ambulatory Art of the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus", just out from Sternberg Press, Berlin.

FRONT Artistic Director Michelle Grabner will be in conversation with FRONT participating artists John Riepenhoff, Jennifer Reeder, Anne Wilson and Nate Young.

Please join us for the final performance related to our current exhibition, 'Brendan Fernandes: The Master and Form' featuring dancers from the Joffrey Academy of Dance.

Graham News

The Graham Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural Fellows as part of the organization’s new Graham Foundation Fellowship program: Brendan Fernandes, Torkwase Dyson, Martine Syms, Mark Wasuita, and David Hartt.


This exhibition explores the endangered architectural heritage of Adjara’s Muslim communities, looking specifically at their wooden mosques. This unique architecture flourished in the decades between Ottoman rule and the rise of Soviet power. Currently on view at Contemporary Art Space Batumi, Georgia.

This exhibition investigates the architectural history of Bangladesh. Conceived as a "learning from" experience, it is an invitation to contemplate and discuss architecture, and to encourage a cultural exchange. Produced in cooperation with the Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements, Dhaka.

This project examines the artist’s groundbreaking impact on rethinking architecture after the fall of modernism’s urban utopia and demonstrates, through a distinctive exhibition and accompanying publication, the unique role of the Bronx in both his artistic development and sociopolitical engagement.

Four decades of artist Robert Irwin’s work—site-determined outdoor environmental projects—are explored in this comprehensive exhibition of his drawings and architectural models.


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; ; From "Wooden Mosques: Islamic Architectural Heritage in Adjara, Georgia." Courtesy of Suzanne Harris‐Brandts and Angela Wheeler.