la mere la mer opening reception

la mére la mer opening reception (October 28, 2017). Photo: Jack Bool

About Us

Open for exploration, contemplation, and engagement in the art and ideas of the McEvoy Family Collection.

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (MFA) presents exhibitions and events that engage, expand, and challenge themes in the McEvoy Family Collection. Established in 2017, MFA’s vision is to create an open, intimate, and welcoming setting for private contemplation and community discussion about art and culture.

Rooted in the creative legacies of the San Francisco Bay Area, MFA embodies a far-reaching vision of the McEvoy Family Collection’s potential to facilitate and engage conversations on the practice of contemporary art. We invite artists, curators, and thinkers with varied perspectives to respond to the Collection. These collaborations produce three annual exhibitions in MFA’s gallery, new media programs in the Screening Room, as well as dozens of film, music, literary, and performing arts events each year.

MFA’s exhibitions and events calendar is produced in collaboration with local, national, and international cultural and arts organizations that broaden the boundaries of the visual arts and invite the participation of diverse communities. In addition to these collaborative programs, MFA provides opportunities for selected partners to engage privately with exhibitions by donating our space and resources to events that further the Foundation’s mission.

McEvoy Family Collection

The McEvoy Family Collection encompasses the collections of Nion McEvoy and his family.

Originally a collector of photography, Nion McEvoy’s interest in music, design, and media led him to include a wider diversity of forms, including painting, video, installation, and sculpture. Several themes are evident in the collection such as the work of California artists, portraiture, music, conceptual art, and humor. 

His mother, Nan McEvoy, collected 20th-century paintings, prints, works on paper, and sculpture. Her contributions feature figurative works and landscapes, pop art, and abstract art. A shared theme of books, newspapers, and letters reflects both McEvoys’ careers as publishers.

A lifetime of artworks treasured by the McEvoy family are available to the public through the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts.

SELECTED ARTISTS IN THE COLLECTION

Mamma Andersson
Diane Arbus
Libby Black
Carol Bove
Brassaï
Anne Collier
Richard Diebenkorn
Lee Friedlander
Charles Gaines
David Hockney
Alex Katz
Ragnar Kjartansson
Goshka Macuga

Christian Marclay
Robert Motherwell
Nathan Oliveira
Dario Robleto
Larry Sultan
Mark di Suvero
Wayne Thiebaud
Andy Warhol
James Welling
Edward Weston
Garry Winogrand
Lisa Yuskavage

STAFF
Lindsay Albert Associate Director
Laura Figa Gallery Operations Assistant
Nate Gellman Communications Manager
Rebecca Groves Exhibitions and Public Programs Manager
Susan Miller Executive Director
rel robinson Gallery Communications Assistant
Alex Spoto Gallery and Program Coordinator
General Inquiries
BOARD
Nion McEvoy Founder & President
Jason Fish Treasurer/Secretary
Michael Carabetta
Jennifer Gonzalez
Susan Swig
NEWS
In the News / The New York Times

With New Arts Space in San Francisco, a Private Collection Becomes Public

Aug 31, 2017 Read More
In the News / Cultured Magazine

Nion McEvoy Turns a New Page with a New Art Foundation

Oct 1, 2017 Read More
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