Franklin Furnace’s 2017-18 Membership Campaign

Dear Franklin Furnace Aficionados,

When there's trouble, take the long view.

This was not always my first instinct; after graduating from college during the Vietnam War, my boyfriend and I left the U.S. for Canada. In 1976, after moving back, I started Franklin Furnace—and although I was raised as a Quaker to never throw anything away, I focused on the immediate tasks at hand. It was my Board of Directors who insisted Franklin Furnace hire an archivist, someone with a commitment to preservation and access....

Full letter from Founding Director, Martha Wilson

Please join today! Your donations support Franklin Furnace's mission to make the world safe for avant-garde art and are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

You may make a contribution using PayPal by clicking on the Donate button below.

Or you may download and complete this form, and mail it to Franklin Furnace with your contribution.

Cheaters $40 + up (or under!)

This category of membership entitles you to weekly "Goings On" email bulletins, links on our website, a red #2 Franklin Furnace pencil, and an invitation to the fall performance/party celebrating the selection of Franklin Furnace Fund recipients 2017-18.

Contact Lenses $100 + up (dual membership)

All the above for two + one tote-bag with Ilona Granet's original design for Franklin Furnace, based on her hand-painted sign that hung on Franklin Street in TriBeCa.

Progressives $500 + up

All the above + guided tour of Franklin Furnace's Archives and Artists' Book Collection with Senior Archivist Michael Katchen.

Telescopes $1,000 + up

All the above + one pair of reading glasses hand-painted by Chris DAZE Ellis, internationally recognized artist and member of Franklin Furnace's Board of Directors.

The Hubble Space Telescope $10,000 + up

All the above + seafood dinner and art tour of Martha Wilson's home with works by Ida Applebroog, Judith Bernstein, Molly Blieden, Power Boothe, Papo Colo, Scott Davis, David Dunlap, Leon Ferrari, Karen Finley, Ame Gilbert, Nan Goldin, Félix González-Torres, Ilona Granet, Ann Hamilton, Suzanne Harris, Mona Hatoum, Donna Henes, Pieter Holstein, Jenny Holzer, Tehching Hsieh, Becky Howland, Daile Kaplan, Toyohara Kunichika, Glenn Ligon, Paul McMahon, Yasumasa Morimura, Shirin Neshat, Genqui Numata, Tom Otterness, Clifford Owens, Jenny Polak, Barbara Pollack, Pope.L, Barbara Quinn, Walter Robinson, Christy Rupp, Chrissie Schlesinger, Dread Scott, Linda Sibio, Michael Smith, Lucy Sparrow, Annie Sprinkle, Robin Tewes, Mose Tolliver, Kitagawa Utamaro, Anton Van Dalen, Erica Van Horn, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, Hannah Wilke, Lynne Yamamoto, Brahna Yassky, and Dolores Zorreguieta. (Don’t worry, Martha won’t be doing the cooking!)