The Foundation in a New Home
On November 19, the new Goss-Michael Foundation will re-open at 1405 Turtle Creek Boulevard in the lower Oak Lawn area of Dallas. Housed in a former 12,000 sq. ft. industrial warehouse, the new space includes three spacious galleries and is close to four times the size of the original location.
Kenny Goss and Joyce Goss, Executive Director of The Goss-Michael Foundation, have worked with architects to design a space which will provide the GMF with the opportunity to exhibit art from the permanent collection along with new shows opening throughout the year.
Founders Kenny Goss and George Michael saw a crucial need for increased space for the growing work of the Foundation, as well as a bookstore, library and private offices. Future GMF projects include the creation of educational programs and lecture series and the development of a live-in studio for a planned artist in residence program. The GMF has also been actively involved in loaning pieces of art from the permanent collection to U.S. museums and public spaces.
The opening exhibition, entitled “Highlights from the Permanent Collection”, will feature selected works from renowned artists including Michael Craig-Martin, Tracey Emin, Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Jim Lambie, Sarah Lucas, Adam McEwen, Jonathan Monk, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Richard Patterson, Marc Quinn, Eva Rothschild and Toby Ziegler.
The larger facility is part of the strategic evolution of the GMF. As an actively collecting institution, the Foundation contains a diverse collection of British art and new acquisitions underline the organization’s continued growth. As an artist has no boundaries, the mounting of world class exhibitions have become more elaborate and involved the need for a building with high ceilings and large doorways.
The three gallery spaces will exhibit works on permanent view, rotating exhibitions and a special project room. The bookstore will carry a choice selection of books by celebrated artists of the GMF along with other art-related topics, limited edition artists’ prints and selected contemporary art gifts. The inventory will rotate on a regular basis to coincide with the exhibition schedule.