Lannan Foundation has entered into a long-term collaborative partnership with Dia Center for the Arts to ensure the completion, presentation, and preservation of major contemporary artworks.
Over the past six years Lannan Foundation has provided significant support to a number of large-scale site-specific artworks in the Southwest. Support has included establishing an endowment for Walter de Maria’s The Lightning Field; operating and capital grants for James Turrell’s Roden Crater; grants to the Chinati Foundation for operations and projects such as Dan Flavin’s The Marfa Project; and capital grants for ongoing construction of Michael Heizer’s City. Lannan now joins forces with Dia and other foundations to complete, maintain, and endow these projects as well as Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.
In addition to its current site on West 22nd Street in Manhattan, Dia will open a 250,000 square foot museum in Beacon, New York for works from Dia’s and Lannan’s collections. Lannan Foundation’s support includes the acquisition of key artworks by Bernd & Hilla Becher, John Chamberlain, Hanne Darboven, Walter De Maria, Dan Flavin, Michael Heizer, Robert Irwin, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Robert Smithson, Lawrence Weiner, and Robert Whitman as well as the long-term loan of works currently in Lannan Foundation’s collection including Donald Judd’s Untitled, 1968; Agnes Martin’s The Beach, 1964; and Bruce Nauman’s South America Circle, 1981 for installation at Dia’s new museum in Beacon. These pieces join Dia’s exceptional collection of works from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s as well as a select number of other new acquisitions.