John David Mooney Foundation

The John David Mooney Foundation brings to Chicago the very best international artists and architects to exhibit in its International Currents Galleries. Artist Residencies are provided in the Foundation’s studios. Lectures, workshops, and seminars are designed for the public to interact with guest artists. Of special significance this year is the Foundation’s Ukrainian Art Bridge Fellowship for artists who have been displaced due to Russia’s brutal aggression. On a curated, rotating basis, up to seven artists at a time, and their families, are brought to Chicago and housed at the Foundation for this emergency residency. 

The Albert I. Goodman Collection of Vietnamese Art is on view in the 3rd floor gallery. This unique and important collection of wartime and postwar paintings, drawings, and posters from the 1960’s and 70’s serve as a study center for cross-cultural investigations.

Ongoing are the Foundation’s environmental projects helping to combat Climate Change. The Foundation hosts researchers, innovators, and engineers to help advance Global Sustainability through Art. The Foundation Fellows and postgraduate Apprentices and Interns are directly engaged. John David Mooney’s “Highway for Trees” project will directly help reduce the nation’s carbon footprint and offer automobile drivers an impetus to take action now.

The JDMF is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 educational arts organization.

Image: Artists in residence under the John David Mooney Foundation’s Ukrainian Art Bridge Fellowship. Photo by Monica Fox.