Who we are
The American Patrons of the Pinakothek are a small circle of committed private and corporate partners who live on both sides of the Atlantic. In this sense, the Pinakothek der Moderne represents an interface between continents and the ideal platform for transatlantic exchange.
What we do
The American Patrons seek to reinforce the bridge that links the two continents - one that has been so important to the development of art since 1945. Our intention is to support the Pinakothek in turning its vision into reality: to strengthen its status as an internationally renowned center for transatlantic cultural dialogue and to highlight its unique position in Europe by enabling it to acquire important works and by funding major exhibitions, museum publications and research.
Recent Achievements of the American Patrons
In a relatively short period of time, the American Patrons of the Pinakothek have been able to carry out such important projects as a Dan Flavin retrospective (made possible in part by Philip Morris GmbH Kunstförderung), the acquisition of Dan Flavin’s “monument” for V. Tatlin I and of two major room installations by American artist Fred Sandback, an exhibition of works by New York–based artist Christine Hiebert, the donation of three works by Philip Guston to the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung/Pinakothek der Moderne, as well as the establishment of a scholarship for assistant curators.
The American Patrons of the Pinakothek Trust is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C.
© Dan Flavin
untitled (to you, Heiner, with admiration and affection), 1973;
"monument" 7 for V. Tatlin, 1964
Installation view, Dan Flavin retrospective, Pinakothek der Moderne 2006/07