John David Mooney Foundation

  • IL


114 W. Kinzie St.
United States

About Us

The John David Mooney Foundation's exhibitions and programs bring to Chicago the very best in International Art and Architecture.

The John David Mooney Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 public educational organization that seeks to transform the public domain through art, architecture, and urban planning in a way that fosters and demonstrates the unique societal responsibility of the artist. The Foundation fulfills its mission in three ways: by creating accessible art experiences within the public domain, by providing interdisciplinary, professional studio experience and leadership training in the arts, and by bringing the very best international art and architecture to Chicago. The Foundation's world renowned Apprentice and Internship Program and its vast array of free public exhibitions, symposia, lectures, and community programs demonstrate the Foundation's commitment to service through the Arts.

Art as a powerful tool of cross-cultural understanding and as a human right is central to the Foundation's philosophy. In that spirit, the John David Mooney Foundation works to create a dynamic platform for creative and cultural discourse among artists, scientists, and the public in a way that demonstrates the relevance of the arts in enriching and protecting a free, vibrant, and diverse society.

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