John David Mooney Foundation


The John David Mooney Foundation brings to Chicago the very best international artists and architects whose work is innovative, challenging, and exciting. Solo exhibitions are featured at the International Currents Gallery in the Foundation’s three galleries, each 4,000 square-feet. The JDMF offers creative professionals a period as artist-in-residence to advance their work and to stimulate a dialogue and engagement with the public and artistic community.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 educational arts organization that seeks to transform the public domain through art, architecture, and urban planning. The Foundation aims to make art publicly accessible, as well as show how art and artists play a unique and essential role in society.

The Foundation further fulfills its mission by providing interdisciplinary, professional studio experience and leadership training in the arts. Postgraduate and post-doctoral Internships and Apprenticeships have been offered to more than 670 professional artists, architects, urban planners, humanists, scientists, engineers and philosophers from around the world. The guiding philosophy of the Foundation is to promote the responsibility of the artist to society.

All seminars, lectures, workshops, gallery walks, concerts, and performances hosted by the Foundation are free and open to the public.

Image: John David Mooney, Spiral Galaxy, Adler Planetarium