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APRIL 6 The Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop in Germany has a new address: Anni-Albers-Platz 1

APRIL 5 Cooking and Conversation with Pierre Thiam and Nicholas Fox Weber, April 18, 11:00 am EST

APRIL 2 New Book "Josef Albers: Messico 1935/1956"

MARCH 22 Fundraising auction to aid the new Maternity and Pediatric Hospital Unit in Tambacounda, Senegal

MARCH 8 Introducing "The Regina Tierney Fund for Visiting Artists"

FEBRUARY 27 Albers Foundation partners with Le Korsa on Maternity and Pediatric Hospital in Senegal

JANUARY 28 Meet the Writers, Monocle Reads: Nicholas Fox Weber [recording available]

JANUARY 4 An interview with Nicholas Fox Weber on Inquiry, WICN Public Radio [recording available]

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The Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop in Germany has a new address: Anni-Albers-Platz 1

The Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop in Germany has a new address: Anni-Albers-Platz 1

The city of Bottrop has renamed the beautiful open space in front of the Josef Albers Museum in honor of Anni Albers, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. With Anni's support and generosity, including a large donation of her husband's artistic estate, the museum opened in 1979 in Josef's hometown. Anni's foundational gift and commitment to the life and work of Josef Albers have been key to the museum's great success. The Alberses shared a special love for art as a universal means of expression.

For more information about the Josef Albers Museum, please visit quadrat.bottrop.de.

Pierre Thiam is a chef, author, and social activist best known for bringing West African cuisine to the global fine dining world.

Cooking and Conversation with Pierre Thiam and Nicholas Fox Weber, April 18, 11:00 am EST

Pierre Thiam is a Senegal-raised, New York City-based chef, author, restaurateur, social entrepreneur and culinary ambassador. On April 18, he welcomes you to his table for a virtual cook along with Nicholas Fox Weber, cultural historian and director of the Albers Foundation. Together, they will prepare fonio, a delicious and nutritious grain local to Senegal, while discussing the current state of affairs in Senegal and the work of Le Korsa. Questions and comments from the audience will be welcome.

Funds raised will support Keur Djiguene Yi, the Women's Health Center in Dakar, which provides free healthcare to low-income women in Dakar.

The online event takes place on Sunday, April 18, at 11:00 am EST. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-and-conversation-with-pierre-thiam-and-nicholas-fox-weber-tickets-143751284963

Josef Albers: Messico 1935/1956, Humboldt Books 2021

New Book "Josef Albers: Messico 1935/1956"

Josef and Anni Albers began their travels to Mexico in 1935, drawn to a country very unlike the United States. They were not in search of the exotic but rather of the traces of ancient pre-Columbian civilizations (the Mayans and the Aztecs) and testimonies of the everyday lives of the people.

Albers was a non-professional photographer with the gaze of an architect. Many of these photographs have never previously been published, and contribute to an understanding of one of the greatest innovators of twentieth-century art and culture, whose lessons about vision are never exhausted. The volume also features an introduction by Brenda Danilowitz, chief curator of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, as well as an essay by Luca Galofaro, professor (LSGMA) and curator (CAMPO, Rome).

Josef Albers: Messico 1935/1956 is available from our online bookstore or at Humboldt Books.

Fundraising auction to aid the new Maternity and Pediatric Hospital Unit in Tambacounda, Senegal

Fundraising auction to aid the new Maternity and Pediatric Hospital Unit in Tambacounda, Senegal

The Albers Foundation and Le Korsa, together with Daniel Humm, celebrated chef and owner of Eleven Madison Park in New York, are excited to announce a fundraising auction to aid the new Maternity and Pediatric Hospital Unit in Tambacounda, Senegal. The auction runs online for seven days, from March 24 to March 31.

The auction features works of art and exclusive food experiences as well as other donation options in support of this groundbreaking project, which will vastly improve healthcare for mothers and children in a rural and impoverished region.

The new maternity and pediatric units will be opening in the coming two months and we need your support. Please join us at: https://e.givesmart.com/events/l1g

Friend and colleague, Regina Tierney

Introducing "The Regina Tierney Fund for Visiting Artists"

In honor of friend and colleague Regina Tierney, the Albers Foundation has created "The Regina Tierney Fund for Visiting Artists." The fund will support artists participating in residency programs at the Albers Foundation, Thread Senegal, and Carraig-na-gcat, Ireland.

Regina Tierney was a dedicated painter, head of the NY Feminist Art Institute; Associate Professor at the NY Institute of Technology; founder and president of the advertising agency, Outer Circle; designer and pioneer in 3D animation, videographer, graphic designer, and, forever, a student and teacher of art who broke barriers with her vision, power and inventiveness.

You can make donations online through the Foundation's 501(c)(3) charity Le Korsa, which works to improve lives in Senegal: secure.donationpay.org/aflk.

Maternity and Pediatric Hospital, Tambacounda, Senegal, construction site July 2020. Photo: Cheikh Mbacké Diasse

Albers Foundation partners with Le Korsa on Maternity and Pediatric Hospital in Senegal

The Albers Foundation is proud to partner with Le Korsa on a new 150-bed maternity and pediatric hospital in the rural Tambacounda region of eastern Senegal. The hospital, designed pro-bono by world-renowned architect Manuel Herz, opens in April and features an advanced passive-building design built by local craftsmen and engineers.

Nicholas Fox Weber spoke with Claire Wrathall for the Financial Times about the process; the full article "The philanthropic genius of Josef and Anni Albers" is available online at ft.com.

For more information on Le Korsa, and to donate to the project, please visit aflk.org.

Nicholas Fox Weber's Anni and Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal explores the rich creative legacy of this influential couple (Phaidon Books, 2020)

Meet the Writers, Monocle Reads: Nicholas Fox Weber [recording available]

Nicholas Fox Weber speaks with Georgina Godwin about his new, acclaimed book, Anni and Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal. Weber considers the Alberses' lives, their teaching, and their art.

A recording of the conversation is available at: https://monocle.com/radio/shows/meet-the-writers/monocle-reads-89/

"Anni & Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal" by Nicholas Fox Weber (Phaidon Books, November 2020)

An interview with Nicholas Fox Weber on Inquiry, WICN Public Radio [recording available]

Nicholas Fox Weber speaks about his new book Anni and Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal with Mark Lynch for Inquiry, WICN Public Radio (January 4, 2021). In this conversation, Weber considers the Alberses' many years at Black Mountain College in North Carolina.

A recording of the conversation is available at: https://www.wicn.org/podcast/nicholas-fox-weber