"You take a canvas, divide it up like a checkerboard... and go from there." - Man Ray


Documenting unique contributors to the American arts since 1979.

Checkerboard Film Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution, established in 1979 to document, through the medium of film and video, artists who have made important contributions to the American arts. Checkerboard’s creative profiles fulfill educational and archival objectives for libraries, museums, universities, art historians, and collectors, in the US and abroad. They represent a visual time capsule of artistic achievements spanning the last 80 years.


Martin Puryear: Lookout
Martin Puryear: Lookout
Over his influential 50-year career, renowned American sculptor Martin Puryear has created powerful, enigmatic sculptural works that draw from diverse...