Celebrating Creative Expression, Passion, and the Legacy

Purpose: The Stony Brook Foundation, together with Stony Brook University, seeks philanthropic support from individuals, corporations and foundations to preserve the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, to support its public programs, and to develop its educational and scholarly resources. The campaign’s goal is $12 million, of which $5 million has been raised.

In her will, Lee Krasner (1908-1984) directed that the home and studio she shared with her husband Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) be preserved as a museum and library.  The Stony Brook Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of Stony Brook University, received the property from Krasner’s estate in 1987 and established the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, which opened the following year.  In 1994, the United States Department of the Interior designated it a National Historic Landmark.  It is a charter member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios association.

The property is open to the public from May through October. In addition to guided and self-guided tours, the museum presents changing exhibitions, lectures, films, art workshops, and special events that explore the artists’ lives, achievements, and legacy in an international context. Artists working in many genres continue to find inspiration at the site, which has been featured in numerous articles and television programs, as well as the Academy Award-wining motion picture “Pollock.”

The outstanding resources of Stony Brook University’s Department of Art, coupled with the Study Center’s extensive research collections, attract scholars, students, and researchers from around the world.  Academic initiatives include a residential fellowship program, a graduate student scholarship, and conferences on Abstract Expressionism.

Each of the Giving Opportunities listed below affords the donor with commensurate recognition and permanent naming of the established endowed fund.

The Pollock-Krasner Legacy Endowment $ 6,000,000
Funds raised to date          3,500,000
Endowed Professorship in Modern Art          1,500,000 1,500,000
Fully endowed
Visiting Professorship
in 20th Century American Art
Pollock-Krasner Fellows/Scholars Endowment 2,000,000
Endowment for Collections/Acquisitions 500,000
Endowment for Scholarly and Interpretative Programs 500,000
Endowment for Educational Outreach and Service 500,000
Total $ 12,000,000
Raised to date 5,000,000

To learn how you can contribute to this dynamic campaign and take advantage of prestigious naming opportunities, please contact:

Deborah Lowen-Klein
Assistant Vice President for Advancement
Stony Brook University
Administration Building, Room 488
Stony Brook, New York 11794-1188