Pennwick Exhibitions

The Pennwick Foundation offers works from its collection to institutions and galleries for both academic and commercial exhibitions. For further information on how to host an exhibition of artworks from the Pennwick Foundation please contact us


Robert Frank : Sideways at Bowdoin  College                              

September 15, 2016 - January 29, 2017

The Pennwick Foundation has generously loaned over 50 works by famed photographer Robert Frank (Swiss, b. 1924) to Bowdoin College Art Museum for an exhibition that explores the wide range of lesser-known images from Frank's travels in America, England, France, Switzerland and Peru from 1947 - 1961. The exhibition was curated by both the museum curators, professors and a number of Bowdoin students. 

Please visit Bowdoin College Museum of Art's website for further information on the exhibition and a calendar of events. 


Broom: The Full Sweep at Stevenson Library, Bard College

November 3 - December 12, 2010

In 2010 Stevenson Library at Bard College hosted an exhibition of the Pennwick Foundation's full collection of Broom, an avant-garde magazine published from November 1921 to January 1924. The original cover designs of Broom were contributed by such artists Léger, Man Ray, Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani, Juan Gris, Grosz, Maholy-Nagy and Paul Strand. 

In addition to the Broom magazines, the exhibition featured letters of correspondence between the magazine's founding editor, novelist Harold Loeb, and Sinclair Lewis, Henry Matisse, Paul Strand, Leo Stein and Albert Barnes. 

The exhibition was curated by Daniel Mason. Letters were provided courtesy of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library. 


Online Exhibition: Robert Frank, Some Lines of  my Hand

Our exhibition, Some Lines of My Hand, surveys and combines some of the most trenchant and less known of Robert Frank's early photographs. Following the layout of the book, it uses the texts written by the artist. It is Franks' most private yet ambitious and inclusive self-organized publication and statement of his photographic art. As it was created in three different editions, it is the book of his work to which he dedicated the most sustained attention. Its existence in three distinctly different versions tracks the range, development, and ambiguity of his vision and exploits the personal and autobiographic aspects of his work. The images chosen for this exhibition are primarily derived from those selected by the artist for the first three editions of The Lines of My Hand.  In our holdings, there are more than sixty-five prints and close variants of the pre-1962 images from the original 1972 slip-cased The Lines of My Hand published by Yugensha, Kahuziko Motomura, publisher in Tokyo, Japan, six additional prints that first appear in the later 1972 Lustrum Press edition, and twelve of the smaller number of early black and white images that were chosen by Frank and Walter Keller for inclusion in the final, 1989 Pantheon Books version of The Lines of My Hand.

Info: Images are listed in the same order they appear in the three versions of the book. All images are gelatin silver prints. titles are descriptive and have been augmented to easily identify prints in an individual basis. All the prints are signed by the artist and many are inscribed by him with titles and dates.