About the Foundation

The mission of the Foundation is to educate the public about the importance of art and to increase public awareness of self-taught and emerging artists. It also intends to benefit other specific educational purposes when it sells select pieces from its collection, in particular the educational programs of the Harlem Children's Zone.

The Foundation's collection is made up of pieces by the self-taught and contemporary artists James Castle, Rackstraw Downes, Red Grooms, Alison Hall, Stanley Lewis, Catherine Maize, Sangram Majumdar, Claes Oldenburg, Nellie Mae Rowe, E.M. Saniga, Beatrice Scaccia, Judith Scott, Leopold Strobl, Sam Szafran, Bill Traylor and Purvis Young, as well as additional pieces on loan from the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection. Over 200 artists are featured in the Foundation's collection, all collected by its benefactor, the late William Louis-Dreyfus.

You are invited to visit the Foundation's collection, which is located in Westchester County, New York. To arrange a visit, click on Tours. If you cannot visit in person, please tour the Foundation's collection online by clicking on Collection.