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About the Foundation
Who we are

The Cruz-Diez Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to foster the study and appreciation of Carlos Cruz-Diez’s life and work.


Created in Houston, USA in 2005 at the artist and his family’s initiative, the Cruz-Diez Foundation ensures the continued existence and the transmission of Cruz-Diez’s legacy through research, exhibitions and educational programs worldwide.

What we do

The activities of the Cruz-Diez Foundation are diverse and globally reaching. Our Collection of over one hundred artworks, donated by the artist, is available for lending to exhibitions, along with our curated pedagogical exhibitions. Thanks to privileged access to Cruz-Diez’s meticulously kept archives we are able to issue Certificates of Authenticity and update his Catalogue Raisonné.

These activities stem from our mission to preserve Cruz-Diez’s artworks, protect his image, and check the information distributed about the artist. To date, the Cruz-Diez Foundation has organized over 70 exhibitions in 23 countries, published or co-published 15 reference books, and produced a mobile app. Another major activity involves reaching out to a new public audience of children and young people by developing pedagogical workshops.


Founded in 2005 by Carlos Cruz-Diez and his family, the mission of the Cruz-Diez Art Foundation is to foster the study and appreciation of Cruz-Diez’s life and work. We do this through research, exhibitions and educational programs worldwide.

Celebrating 15 years of history
in the making

For 15 years now, we have been sharing Cruz-Diez’s legacy with the world, a vision of creativity and ingenuity that we will promote for many years to come.


To celebrate this important landmark, we have proudly produced a series of videos delving into the rich history of the Foundation; highlighting the peak moments of our contribution to the promotion of Cruz-Diez’s legacy. From traveling exhibitions to bespoke projects featuring our collection to the creation of our Learning Lab, we have gathered the moments in our history that represent the materialization of Cruz-Diez’s vision, a chronicle of 15 years of color. 

The Foundation’s 15th anniversary celebration follows in the lively and inventive spirit that has made these past 15 years of activities such a success, eagerly looking to what comes next. With your help and continuous support, we will continue to build on our role as guardians of Carlos Cruz-Diez’s legacy.  
“The Cruz-Diez Foundation is the guardian of my works and the vessel for which my concepts and research on color can live. The Foundation is also how my experiences can be shared with you all.” – CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ.

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