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The John David Mooney Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 educational arts organization located in Chicago, IL

With a focus on international art and artists, the Foundation offers free public exhibitions, lectures and events throughout the year.

For over 40 years, the John David Mooney Foundation has also offered Internships and Apprenticeships aimed at providing artists with the opportunities to create new works, gain exposure, and develop new leadership opportunities within the community at large.


Woman by Lotus, Nguyen Sang, 1977

John David Mooney Foundation, 114 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL

The Foundation's work is for the community, and it is sustained by the community.

The John David Mooney Foundation offers its programs and exhibitions on a complimentary basis to all.

Its mission to create wholly accessible public platforms for creative and cross-cultural discourse in Chicago is accomplished thanks to the commitment of donors, volunteers, and advocates who give of their time, talent, and resources.

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The Mooney Foundation is always eager to connect with artists, art enthusiasts, architects, urban planners, students, educators and other local and international organizations. 

If you are interested in learning more about Foundation activities, internship or volunteer opportunities, current exhibits, or would like to learn more about how you can get involved in the John David Mooney Foundation:

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Double Diablerie
Spirit Tree, 2012
Works by Liu Jun Gang
Malta Millennium, 2000
Slow Kinetics
Mounds and Mountains
Prelude in Light
Ecologies in the Collective
Miami Wave, 2003
First Floor Gallery
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