The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation
A Passion for Sharing Art
The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) (TIN 93-123-6637) whose mission it is to make the contemporary prints and multiples from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation accessible to qualified museums in diverse communities.
Examination of the artists in the collections and the collaborative process of printmaking is of particular importance and supported by educational and outreach grants.
The Foundation also contributes to the field of artistic scholarship through the publication of exhibition brochures, texts, and print catalogue raisonnés.
For more information on our current and upcoming exhibitions, please visit our Event Calendar.
The Foundation was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization to manage the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, provide supplemental funding for education and outreach in conjunction with related exhibitions, and publish scholarly texts. Since the program's inception, the Foundation has organized over 100 exhibitions that have been held at over 100 museums.
Stewardship and education are of primary importance to Mr. Schnitzer. He often uses an analogy between writers and artists, "What could be worse than writing and publishing a book and then having one person purchase all of them and store them a basement somewhere, unread?" So, too, with the work of visual artists. The collections are conceived of as a “lending library” with its mission to loan and exhibit contemporary prints and multiples, with best practices in mind, to qualified museums to further appreciate the medium and the artists of our time.
Qualified museums have the opportunity to request grants for Foundation exhibitions to help underwrite educational and outreach activities, such as:
- transportation for students to the exhibition
- artist/scholar lectures or demonstrations
- community events
The Foundation encourages venues to use the exhibitions as the basis for interdisciplinary activities and engage constituents that might not otherwise have an association with the museum in order to prompt critical commentary on the works and the medium of printmaking.
To learn more about grant qualifications and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Exhibition and Loan program, please visit our Exhibition & Loan page.