At Art Bridges Foundation, we pride ourselves on making great American art accessible to museums across the country.
Your museum could be big or small. Near a metropolitan hub or in a small town. Art Bridges is here to get outstanding works of American art out of storage and into your community.
With a growing network of over 220 museums of all sizes and locations, Art Bridges provides financial and strategic support for traveling exhibitions, loans from the Art Bridges Collection and other institutions, and programs designed to educate, inspire, and deepen engagement with local audiences.
The Art Bridges Collection represents an expanding vision of American art, including works from artists like Barkley L. Hendricks, Cindy Sherman, Elizabeth Catlett, Kay WalkingStick, Ana Mendieta, Helen Torr, George Morrison, and Mark Bradford, among others.
View these works by Martin Wong, Grace Hartigan, and Joan Mitchell, which are currently available for loan.
Martin Wong, “Persuit (El Que Gane Pierde – He Who Wins Looses)” (1984)
Painted while living in New York’s Lower East Side, “Persuit (El Que Gane Pierde – He Who Wins Looses)” reflects the artist’s affinity for the real and the imagined. Aged brick buildings and maps of the night sky often occupy Wong’s nocturnes. Obsessive detail of chain-link gates and illuminated windows meet sidewalk drama.
Grace Hartigan, “Fantasy for Legs and Feet” (1965)
Bridging figuration and abstraction, Grace Hartigan’s painting reflects a transition in the artist’s career. She wrote: “I want an art that is not ‘abstract’ and not ‘realistic’.” While scholars often consider Hartigan part of the second generation of Abstract Expressionists, “Fantasy for Legs and Feet” both replicates and opposes abstraction.
Joan Mitchell, “Allo, Amelie” (1973)
Inspired by the birth of a friend’s granddaughter, “Allo, Amelie” is an example of Joan Mitchell’s love and commitment to light and color in her late 1960s and early 1970s work. As she put it, “My painting is not an allegory or a story. It is more of a poem.”
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