• Mission
    • The FLAG Art Foundation, founded in 2008 by art patron Glenn Fuhrman, is a non-profit contemporary art institution that encourages the appreciation of contemporary art among a diverse audience. FLAG presents four to six exhibitions a year that include artworks by international established and emerging artists, borrowed from a variety of sources. FLAG invites a broad range of creative individuals to curate exhibitions and works in-depth with artists to provide curatorial support and a platform to realize their own solo exhibitions.
    • FLAG’s innovative approach to foster dialogue around contemporary art includes producing artist talks, artist-led workshops, and exhibition tours for school and museum groups. Based in the heart of Manhattan’s Chelsea art district, FLAG and all of its related program are free and open to the public.
    • FLAG also facilitates loans of contemporary artworks to museum and galleries around the world, with an extensive database of works maintained and available to curators.
    • Founder’s Statement
        Amanda Fuhrman, Glenn Fuhrman== Opening Reception of I'm Walking Here! Richard Patterson and Roy Lichtenstein Nudes and Interiors== The FLAG Art Foundation, NYC== February 8, 2014== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

      • The FLAG Art Foundation emanated from my passion for collecting contemporary art and the desire to share that joy and personal fulfillment with the public at large. For more than 25 years, I’ve cultivated an in-depth approach to collecting art of my lifetime, which has allowed me to forge strong and sustained relationships with artists throughout the evolution of their careers. Additionally, my wife Amanda and I, have developed unique relationships with artists, curators, gallerists, museum directors, and other collectors, all of whom tremendously enrich our lives. It was my hope that in creating The FLAG Art Foundation, we could work with these creative and inspiring individuals in new and different capacities and build a program that would honor artists and engage viewers.
      • FLAG’s inaugural exhibition in 2008, Attention to Detail, curated by Chuck Close, featured fifty diverse artists whose practices focused on a high degree of conceptual and technical precision. Our approach to organizing that exhibition was to be ambitious, inclusive, and artist-focused, and we’ve carried those tenants forward into all our exhibitions. In the past decade, FLAG has worked with many professional curators and museum directors as well as less experienced curators ranging from artists to athletes to fashion designers. We always strive to make our shows accessible to anyone with an interest in contemporary art.
      • Since FLAG’s inception, FLAG has presented nearly 50 solo, two-person, and group exhibitions, featuring more than 500 established and emerging international artists. More recently, we expanded our program to work with individual artists, such as Ashley Bickerton, Patricia Cronin and Cynthia Daignault to develop solo exhibitions of new work, or present a body of work to be seen in New York for the first time. Many artists have been included in multiple exhibitions, and some have been invited to explore ideas relevant to their practices through curatorial projects, including Awol Erizku, Eric Fischl, Ewan Gibbs, Hilary Harkness and Jim Hodges, among others.
      • We are excited to continue FLAG’s programming into a second decade working with new artists, new curators and new ideas while we of course continue working with old friends along the way.
    • Plan Your Visit
      • FLAG is located in the Chelsea Arts Tower
        545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor (Between 10th and 11th Avenues)
        New York, NY 10001
      • FLAG is free to the public and open Wednesday through Saturday, 11am-5pm. Our summer hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am-5pm.
      • To schedule a group tour, please contact info@flagartfoundation.org and include the intended date, the approximate number of attendees, and any other relevant information.
    • Frequently Asked Questions
      • Does The FLAG Art Foundation have a permanent collection?
        No. The FLAG Art Foundation operates in the spirit of a Kunsthalle, in which our curators select and borrow work from a variety of sources, including artists, private collections, galleries, and museums.

        Is the art in your exhibitions for sale?

        No. The FLAG Art Foundation is a non-profit exhibition space, not a commercial gallery. Our objective is to provide a venue in which visitors can view, contemplate, and be inspired by a wide range of contemporary artworks.

        I am a curator. Can I curate a show?

        I am an artist and would like to show my work at FLAG. Is this possible?

        FLAG’s schedule is set far in advance and we do not typically select and/or review outside submissions. However, if you feel your particular project is worth consideration, please send a brief description and contact information to info@flagartfoundation.org

        Are you hiring?

        FLAG reviews applications for internships on a rolling basis. Interested applicants should consult the ‘internships page’ on FLAG’s website.