Hall Art Foundation

The Hall Art Foundation was founded in 2007 and makes available postwar and contemporary art works from its own collection and that of Andrew and Christine Hall for the enjoyment and education of the public.


The Hall Art Foundation operates two museum spaces:


Kunstmuseum Schloss Derneburg presents exhibitions of contemporary art for the enjoyment of the public in a unique and historic setting. The Schloss, situated near Hannover, has a history that stretches back almost one thousand years. For centuries it was a convent and later a monastery. In the 19th Century it became the residence of the Dukes of Münster who commissioned the renowned Hanoverian architect Georg Ludwig Laves to convert it to a stately home. Artist Georg Baselitz acquired the property in the 1970s and it became his residence and studio for approximately thirty years until its sale in 2006. Since then, the Schloss has been reunited with the adjacent domain and both have undergone extensive renovations to become one of the largest privately owned public museums for contemporary art in Europe.


Hall Art Foundation | Reading, Vermont is situated on a former dairy farm in Vermont. The site consists of a converted 19th-century stone farmhouse and three barns located in the village of Reading. The farmhouse and barns sit next to a waterfall on a tributary of the Black River, and are surrounded by approximately 400 acres of pastures, hayfields and extensive woodland. The campus of converted galleries has recently been expanded with a new reception center and cafe in a nineteenth century clapboard home. Exhibitions are held seasonally, from May through November.


The Hall Art Foundation also has an exhibition partnership with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, in North Adams, Massachusetts, the largest contemporary art museum in North America.  In September of 2013, the Foundation opened a long-term installation of sculpture and paintings by Anselm Kiefer in a specifically repurposed, 10,000 square-foot building on the MASS MoCA campus. In 2014, the Foundation landscaped the area surrounding this building in order to present long-term installations of outdoor sculpture.

The Hall Art Foundation collaborates with other public institutions around the world to organize exhibitions and facilitate loans from its own collection and that of the Halls. As part of its educational activities, it has published, co-published and/or provided substantial financial support for the publication of about two dozen books relating to the exhibitions it has organized and co-organized.

Together, the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections comprise over 5,000 works by several hundred artists including Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Nicole Eisenman, Olafur Eliasson, Eric Fischl, Anselm Kiefer, Barbara Kruger, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, Andy Warhol and Franz West.


The Hall Art Foundation is committed to supporting the Black community in America. In 2020, it partnered with the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, a tuition-free magnet public high school for Palm Beach County’s most talented and disciplined students in the arts. The Hall Art Foundation has established an endowment of over $1.5 million to provide scholarships to deserving students of color graduating from Dreyfoos who wish to pursue a degree in the Visual or Performing Arts at an accredited college, university or conservatory or who wish to attend an accredited summer arts program. Separately, the Hall Art Foundation also supports Dreyfoos’ Adjunct Artist Program, providing funding that allows the school to engage artists of color as guest artists, artists in residence and artist consultants for its students.