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

Photo: Wally Barker

The Foundation is now in the process of expanding its mission to serve as the steward of Wolf Kahn’s artistic legacy. The newly formed Emily Mason | Alice Trumbull Mason Foundation will spearhead the stewardship of Emily Mason’s artistic legacy alongside that of her mother’s, Alice Trumbull Mason (1904–1971). Together, these two Foundations preserve the vision of three artists—in one family—through exhibitions, publications, research, archives, and philanthropy.

As an integral part of their mission to the legacy of all three artists, the Foundations maintain a significant archive, including an extensive trove of ephemera including photographs, audio recordings, video, letters, gifts, and exhibition records.

Access to these materials is not currently open to the general public, but is available for curatorial and scholarly research. Interested parties should contact the relevant Foundation with their details (include institution and a brief bio), the stated purpose of their interest and research, and a timeframe for the potential visit.

In the 1970s, Emily Mason donated a selection of materials pertaining to her mother’s life as an artist to the Smithsonian Archive of American Art, including sketchbooks and correspondence documenting her role as one of the founders of the American Abstract Artists groups. For a full listing, please visit the Archive of American Art here.