The Linda Pace Foundation is committed to the charitable vision of its founder. Guided by the donor’s conviction that contemporary art is essential to a dynamic society, the Linda Pace Foundation fosters the creation, presentation, and understanding of innovative expression through contemporary art. Grants support the International Artist in Residency program of Artpace- a separate non-profit organization founded by Linda Pace, as well as many other contemporary arts organizations, CHRISpark, the public exhibition of Pace's contemporary art collection and the work of contemporary artists.
The Linda Pace Foundation publicly exhibits its collection through loans to museums and SPACE, its public exhibition gallery opened in April 2014. Free and open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 12 noon - 5PM, SPACE showcases the collection of late philanthropist and artist Linda Pace, as well as related contemporary art exhibitions on an ongoing basis. Visitors enter through CHRISpark to access SPACE, experiencing the meandering beauty of another of Linda Pace's creations, founded in loving memory of her son.
Since 2007, the Foundation has loaned more than 200 works to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, the Tate Museum in London, MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass., the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey - MARCO in Mexico and others.
The Foundation fulfills Linda Pace's vision of supporting the work of international contemporary artists, including those who have had residencies at Artpace. Acquisitions typically echo the themes and character of Pace's own collecting, which favored works that reflected a feminist perspective, engaged social issues and considered aspects of spiritually and beauty.
Since Linda Pace's death in 2007, the Foundation has steadfastly worked towards realizing her vision, in fact her mandate – to create an artful campus for the community, artists and the world to experience contemporary art. David Adjaye has designed a building, which will open to the public in 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Called Ruby City, the building will exhibit the Foundation's growing collection and serve as a destination for visitors to contemplate and experience adventurous artwork from the recent past.