The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation preserves and makes available research collections to qualified researchers by appointment.  Finding aids and in-depth descriptions of principal archival collections, as well as selected on-demand digitized resources, are accessible on this page.   The Foundation manages usage policies and rights pertaining to its collections, including additional research materials.

To make an appointment for research, please complete and return a researcher form. The Foundation’s research center is located in Rockland County, NY, approximately 50 minutes by car from Midtown Manhattan. 

The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation does not authenticate works of art. It maintains a database with expanded exhibition histories and literature citations. Please Contact the Foundation for general reference queries.

Research Center, Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation  Photograph by Jonathan Hyman – The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation

Research Center, Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation Photograph by Jonathan Hyman

Recommended viewing and reading

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The Artist's Words

Selected footage of Richard Pousette-Dart speaking about art.

Spirit and Substance

Discussion about 2022 Pace New York exhibition "Richard Pousette-Dart 1950s: Spirit and Substance."

Painting | Light | Space

Richard Pousette-Dart, PAINTING | LIGHT | SPACE, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 2017 (exhibition brochure).

Abstract Expressionism

Dr. Jennifer Powell, Director of the Barber Institute, provides a concise introduction to Abstract Expressionism.

1930s Drawings

Richard Pousette-Dart: 1930s: The Drawing Center’s Drawing Papers, Volume 122, October, 2015 (exhibition catalogue).

Centennial Symposium

Richard Pousette-Dart: A Centennial Celebration at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 2016. Presenters include Adam Weinberg, Barbara Rose, Jennifer Powell, Patti Trimble and Christopher Wool.

Fine-Art Photography

Ted Forbes of the Art of Photography discussing Richard Pousette-Dart and Saul Leiter.

Musical Performance

Paavali Jumppanen performing a solo piano commission for The Phillips Collection by Finnish composer Outi Tarkiainen inspired by Richard Pousette-Dart’s 1978 Immortal Prints.

Knights of Pythias

The Brooklyn Rail, “Verbatim,”  September, 2016.

Luminous Geometry

Alex Bacon, “Richard Pousette-Dart’s Luminous Geometry,” in Richard Pousette-Dart, Pace Gallery, 2015.

Etchings Review

John Yau, “Altered States: the Etchings of Richard Pousette-Dart,” Hyperallergic, November 27, 2016.

Archival Reading

1,000 Words: Readings from Independent Artists’ Archives presented by the Dedalus Foundation and the Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation in association with The Brooklyn Rail.

Whitney 1974

Lucy Lippard, “Richard Pousette-Dart: Toward an Invisible Center,” Artforum, January, 1975.

Panel Discussion

2019 panel discussion in conjunction with "Richard Pousette-Dart: Works 1940–1992" at Pace Gallery in New York.

Recorded Music

Bernard Hoffer: Symphony 'Pousette-Dart' (2007) - RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra - Richard Pittman.

By the Sea

Richard Pousette-Dart’s By the Sea in the collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Musical Performance

Bowdoin College Museum of Art; Hannah Lipton chamber piece, Amaranth Garden, inspired by Richard Pousette-Dart’s 1974 painting, Presence, Amaranth Garden #1.