Welcome to Lannan Foundation

Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity, and creativity in support of exceptional contemporary artists, writers, and activists through our Art, Cultural Freedom, Indigenous Communities, and Literary Programs.

Untitled (Near Echo Canyon-West, Utah), 2007 by Victoria Sambunaris

Featured awards and fellowships

Meet some of the recipients of Lannan's awards and fellowships from the Cultural Freedom, Indigenous Communities, and Literary Programs.

From the media archive

Recordings from our Readings & Conversations series, featuring over two decades of important voices.

From the art collection

Works from Lannan's collection of contemporary visual art.

Early American, Melon & Peas, 2009
Early American, Melon & Peas, 2009

Sharon Core

29 Palms: Mortar Impact, 2003-2004
29 Palms: Mortar Impact, 2003-2004

An-My Lê

Baalbek, May 2016
Baalbek, May 2016

Teju Cole

Church Gate Station. Bombay, India, 1995
Church Gate Station. Bombay, India, 1995

Sebastiao Salgado

No. 349, Novembre-Décembre, 2005
No. 349, Novembre-Décembre, 2005

Jean-Luc Mylayne

Untitled (Orange Schneider, Fort Worth, Texas), 2000
Untitled (Orange Schneider, Fort Worth, Texas), 2000

Victoria Sambunaris