Please note: The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice and Gallery will be closed until further notice. Gallery programs will be offered online. Please check the gallery events page and social media for the most current information. In the meantime, if you have questions related to the gallery, please email [email protected]. For questions about an upcoming event or meeting, please contact [email protected].


Art is a powerful ally in the fight for social justice. It gives voice to the unheard and visibility to the marginalized. This understanding is central to the work of the Ford Foundation, and to the vision of the Ford Foundation Gallery.

In this space, we shine a light on artwork that wrestles with difficult questions, calls out injustice, and points the way toward a more fair and just future.

Image caption: Amy Elkins, Expectant Mother (Pink), Expectant Mother (Blue), Mother and Newborn, Mother and Son, Mother and Young Children, 2019, digital chromogenic prints on paper, 25 ¼ x 21 ¼ inches each, installed on Southern Magnolia, 2019, artist-designed wallpaper, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, New Orleans.

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Guided by principles of inclusion, collaboration, and urgency, we tell stories that are underrepresented in traditional art spaces. In doing so, our hope is for the Ford Foundation Gallery to be a responsive and adaptive space, one that serves the public in its openness to experimentation, contemplation, and conversation.

Lisa Kim, Ford Foundation Gallery Director

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Image: Tiffany Chung, finding one’s shadow in ruins and rubble, 2014