We perpetuate the vision of Anni and Josef Albers through exhibitions, publications, education, and outreach concomitant with the Alberses’ personal values.

Headquarters

The main Foundation buildings and artist residency sites are located on 70 wooded acres in Bethany, Connecticut.

Shortly after we acquired the land in Bethany, we held an architectural competition to determine who could design a building that would be used as our main office, art storage, library, and meeting place. A roster of international architects, all great enthusiasts of the Alberses' vision, sought the commission, in spite of its rigorous program and very tight budget. The architects Tim Prentice and Lo Yi Chan designed the main building, as well as a caretaker's residence, a writer's apartment and two artist’s studios.

At the time that the building was underway, Anni Albers’s brother, Hans Farman, obtained the restitution of his and Anni’s father’s business, located in the former East Berlin. The property had been confiscated by the Nazis and was owned by the DDR prior to German unification. Hans and Nicholas Fox Weber negotiated the sale of the dilapidated building near to the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, and the proceeds of the sale enabled the Albers Foundation to build these wonderful structures in Bethany, for which reason the main building is named the Farman Center. What had been a victim of tyranny and subsequently building rubble was reborn as a beautiful and triumphant testimony to Hans’s and Anni’s and Josef’s intelligence and courage.

Visiting

Visits are by appointment only to individuals, scholars, and curators for tours, study, and research.


88 Beacon Road

Bethany, Connecticut 06524

+1 203 393 4089