The Linda Pace Foundation is dedicated to fostering the creation and presentation of contemporary art and building upon the vision of its founder, Linda Pace. The foundation showcases its collection through a public gallery called Space in San Antonio, Texas.
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About the Linda Pace Foundation
The Linda Pace Foundation is named after its founder, artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, who founded the organization on April 28th, 2003 with the goal of creating a space to exhibit the collection of over 500 works of contemporary art works that she had amassed as a collector and artist.
Born in 1945, Linda Pace began working as a professional artist in 1976. Her works captured ordinary objects and everyday life in poetic ways and transcendent quality.
Her Philanthropy work began in 1993 with the founding of Artpace, a residency program for artists in San Antonio that gained national recognition and nurtured artists that went on to be awarded MacArthur Fellows and Turner Prize nominations. In 2005 Linda built the Chrispark named after her late son Christopher to display her personal collection of contemporary art. This one acre space is free to the public and maintained by the Linda Pace Foundation.
Linda Pace died on July 2, 2007, but her work is maintained through the Linda Pace Foundation. The works that are held by the Foundation are now displayed in a gallery called Space that is accessible through Chrispark. The Linda Park foundation also loans pieces from its collection to contemporary art museums across the world. A new project, Ruby City is also in the works for 2018 that will feature more of the Linda Pace Foundation’s ever growing collection.
The collection of works apart of the Linda Pace Foundation are from Linda Paces contemporary art collection. The collection has grown to over 800 pieces including paintings, sculpture, and video. The collection continues to grow with some pieces being acquired the same year that they are created. The collection features high quality work from artists all over the world.
The Foundation supports the work of artists granted residencies at Artpace, as well as works that echo the same themes that Linda Pace once gravitated towards such as the feminist perspective, social issues, spirituality, and beauty. All works are installed at SPACE, however, pieces are also loaned to museums around the world and are not guaranteed to be on exhibit.
Exhibitions- All exhibitions are installed at SPACE and displayed for a few months at a time usually. All special exhibitions will feature an opening weekend artist reception. Details about the artist and the exhibition can be found on the website, along with details on past and future exhibitions.
SPACE- Located in the Northeast corner of CHRISpark, SPACE looks like a giant storage shed, but inside holds the collection of contemporary art from the Linda Pace Foundation. There is no parking at the gallery, however, on street parking is available along Camp street. The outside of the building is white but has a bold quotation. SPACE is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12-5pm and is FREE to the public.
Holiday hours may vary and are updated on the Linda Pace Foundation website.
Space also hosts public events such as poetry readings, live musical performances, art making, art discussions, artist receptions, and more. Details about events, many of which are free and open to the public can be found on the Linda Pace Foundation website.
One of the original goals of the creation of the Linda Pace Foundation was to establish a space that could serve as a place to exhibit an ever-growing collection of contemporary art to the public. SPACE was always meant to be a smaller scale gallery with the more grandiose project being Ruby City.
Linda Pace was introduced to David Adjaye, world renowned architect, in 2006, and he has designed Ruby City which is slated to break ground in 2017 and open in 2018 to feature the Linda Pace Foundation’s collection of more than 800 works of contemporary art.
The building is crimson is color and features a two-story design made from concrete and glass aggregate and a dramatic rooftop with skylights and jutting angles. The interior will feature an impressive grand staircase and three gallery spaces totaling 10,000 feet of exhibit space. Ruby City is on Camp Street and will be part of the Linda Pace Foundation. SPACE will remain open and both galleries will operate and be considered a part of CHRISpark.
111 Camp Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78204, website
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