Fisher Landau Center
The Fisher Landau Center for Art is a private foundation located in Long Island City, Queens, in New York City, United States. It offers regular exhibitions of contemporary art, open to the public from 12 to 5pm, Thursdays through Mondays.
The center, established in 1991, was accessible by appointment only until regular public hours were established in April 2003. The 25,000-square-foot (2,300 m2), three-story facility is devoted to the exhibition and study of the contemporary art collection of Emily Fisher Landau. The core of the 1,200-work collection is art from 1960 to the present, including important works by Ellsworth Kelly, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Susan Rothenberg, Barbara Kruger, Annette Lemieux, and Matthew Barney.
Once a parachute-harness factory, the building at 38-27 30th Street in Long Island City was transformed into galleries and a library by the late English architect Max Gordon, designer of the widely admired Saatchi Collection in London, in collaboration with Bill Katz. A close friend and adviser to Ms. Landau, Mr. Katz also serves as curator for the collection. The center is appointed with furniture by Warren McArthur, a mid-20th century designer of whose work Ms. Landau has collected some 150 examples.
Mrs. Emily Fisher Landau, the widow of Martin Fisher and now married to Sheldon Landau, is a principal in the real estate firm of Fisher Brothers. Mrs. Landau is a generous donor to other institutions, notably the Whitney Museum of American Art, where the fourth-floor galleries are named for her, and where she serves on the Board of Trustees. She has also served on the Painting and Sculpture Committee of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Board of Trustees of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.
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