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Mar 25, 2017

Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.



An exhibition that examines the recent proliferation of collage in architectural representation in relationship to scenography and theatrical set design.


Jesús Vassallo discusses his recent research and publication exploring the realist drive underlying contemporary collaborations between artists and architects in Central Europe.


Our deepest gratitude to Carter H. Manny, Jr. for his six decades of service to the Graham Foundation and the field of architecture.


This new exhibition explores Benjamin's "The Arcades Project" and its ongoing relevance through works of contemporary art representing the subjects of each of the book's thirty-six sections by combining material from the Walter Benjamin archive in Berlin, architectural models of Paris's most significant arcades, and work by contemporary artists including Cindy Sherman, Taryn Simon, Mike Kelley, Andrea Bowers, Chris Burden, Lee Friedlander, and Collier Schorr.

This new, two-volume anthology brings together for the first time all of the projects, articles, and talks by British architect Cedric Price (1934-2003).

The Graham Foundation Bookshop offers a selection of publications produced by the foundation's grantees, as well as titles related to our public programming and new, historically significant, and rare publications on architecture, urbanism, art, and related fields.

Aldo Rossi, Teatrino Scientifico, 1978. Courtesy of the Fondazione Rossi; Filip Dujardin, Untitled, from the Fictions Series, 2007.; James Welling, Morgan Great Hall, 2014. Copyright: James Welling. Courtesy of Regen Projects.