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Aeolis 20, 2021. Stainless Steel. 20 feet wide. Permanently installed at Norfolk Southern RR Corporate Headquarters, Atlanta, GA.


The Bruce Beasley Foundation is a Bay Area nonprofit whose mission includes the study and advancement of the sculptural arts, past and present. We sponsor and advance arts education and arts programming related to this mission. Founded in 2017, we are a nonprofit dedicated to making the sculptural arts accessible in higher education in the form of exhibitions, artist talks and colloquia on a variety of subjects related to the state of art and art programming. While large institutions and well-endowed colleges have ready access to expanded activities in the arts, the budgets for fine art in smaller institutions have been shrinking. The Bruce Beasley Foundation hopes to fill these gaps. This commitment to outreach is in keeping with Founder Bruce Beasley's strong belief in art's capacity to enliven, inspire and unify diverse publics.


For six decades, sculptor Bruce Beasley has worked in a range of media to build complex, resonant arrangements from simple shapes able to communicate the primacy of form and the complexity of human emotion. Beasley's work has been exhibited and collected by leading institutions all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Smithsonian American Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, France.


In addition to being an internationally recognized fine artist, Bruce Beasley has been an engaged community activist for forty years. As a resident of West Oakland since his undergrad days, Beasley’s social justice work helped to transfer land owned by Southern Pacific Railroad—a corporate absent landlord renting subpar properties to exploited black renters -- into the direct ownership of homes of black residents. Undertaken alongside his culturally diverse Oakland neighbors, Beasley organized the planting of trees, the installation of streetlights and curbing to a blighted Prescott neighborhood, whose improvement the Beasley Foundation remains committed to.

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