The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, based in Bethany, Connecticut, is devoted to preserving and promoting the enduring achievements of both Josef and Anni Albers, and the aesthetic and philosophical principles by which they lived. It serves as a unique center for the understanding and appreciation of the arts and of all visual experience—with the combined legacies of Josef and Anni Albers at its heart. The Foundation carries out its mission by working on exhibitions and publications, primarily focused on the art of Josef and Anni Albers; assisting with research; and supporting education. It conserves the Alberses’ art and archives, and serves as an information resource for artists, scholars, students, and the general public. It helps sponsor an array of other activities inspired by Josef and Anni Albers’s interests and concerns, including educational programs that benefit young people in Greater New Haven.
In honoring the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, we are recognizing the immense influence that the Alberses’ teachings, writings, and practice have had on contemporary artists, including many artists living and working in our community. In addition, the Foundation itself has been generous in supporting cultural organizations in our area and has built a legacy of support over the past two decades in hosting an innovative residency for emerging international artists at their headquarters in Bethany.