Mason working on Midnight Slant in her Brattleboro studio (Vermont), 1986.

Photo: Jean E. Davis

The Foundation

Established in 1998 by artists Wolf Kahn (1927—2020) and Emily Mason (1932—2019), the Kahn | Mason Foundation has consistently supported cultural organizations through grants for exhibitions, artist residencies, and community engagement with the arts. The joint expression of their philanthropy will continue as the Foundation expands its mission to serve as the steward of Kahn’s artistic legacy.

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Mason and Kahn in their Greenwich Village studio (New York), c. 1966.

GRANT PROGRAMS

The Foundation is proud to have supported over 120 cultural organizations since its founding.

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Kahn and Mason, Brattleboro (Vermont), c. 1980.

Photo: Matthew Wysocki

THE ARTISTS

Emily Mason and Wolf Kahn, in their sixty-two year marriage, had independent studio practices and a lifetime of family, shared friendships, and support of arts organizations and artists. The creation of their foundation over twenty years ago was a joint expression of their values.

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Alice Trumbull Mason, Emily Mason, and Wolf Kahn in Venice, c. 1958.

Photo: Wally Barker

ARCHIVE

The Foundation has expanded its mission to serve as the steward of Wolf Kahn’s artistic legacy.

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Kahn in his Brattleboro studio (Vermont), c. 1980.

Photo: Matthew Wysocki