Fairfield University Art Museum acquires 40 works from Brandywine Workshop and Archives


The Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) has acquired 40 works of art from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives.

Founded in Philadelphia in 1972 by artist Allan Edmunds, the Brandywine Workshop and Archives is a nonprofit cultural institution famous for its involvement with the local community and its educational programming. The acquisition is part of the studio’s initiative to place “satellite collections” in university art museums across the country – other institutions featuring his works include Harvard Art Museums, RISD Museum and the Museums of the University of Delaware.

The collection includes works from the early 1980s to the present day, mostly by artists of color – and more than 50% of works by women artists. Adger Cowans, Janet Taylor Pickett, Eduardo “Choco” Roca Salazar and Larry Walker are among those represented in this collection, which will be exhibited in the fall of 2024.

“The Brandywine works in Fairfield’s new Satellite Collection have significantly expanded the voices represented in our collection of contemporary prints,” said Carey Weber, Executive Director of FUAM’s Frank and Clara Meditz. “We are delighted to have been able to use our recently established Black Art Fund to partially fund this acquisition.”

Photo: Rodney Ewing, “My Country Needs Me”, 1996, offset lithograph. Edition: 80. Published by Brandywine Workshop and Archive.

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