The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in New York State in 1988. Founded by American sculptor Chaim Gross (1904-91) and his wife Renee, the Foundation is located in the couple's historic Greenwich Village townhouse and the artist's studio space at 526 LaGuardia Place. The Foundation houses an extensive collection of Gross's sculptures and drawings, a fascinating archive of letters, catalogues, clippings, and photographs, as well as Gross's large personal collection of African, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, American, and European art.
The Foundation's mission is to encourage artists, students, and the community to actively engage with these artworks and archive and to learn about Gross, his contemporaries, and the history of American art. Through cultural activities such as collection-based exhibitions, lectures, and gallery talks, as well as print and digital publications along with our blog, the Foundation strives to make relevant to a contemporary audience our shared cultural history.