About the Warner Foundation
Promoting understanding of American History through American Art
The Warner Foundation continues the legacy of Jonathan “Jack” Warner in utilizing American Art as an important vehicle for teaching American History. The mission of the Warner Foundation is to promote an understanding of American History and its relevance to controversial issues through art exhibitions and programs that promote meaningful dialogue and rekindle a spirit of tolerance and hope in our society.
The Warner Foundation believes that Americans will make better, more informed decisions about their future if they have a solid understanding of their past. The Foundation sponsors art exhibitions and related programming that engage audiences and stimulate dialogue on important topics that often divide our nation today.
Art represents a promising medium to engage audiences on vital but controversial issues that need to be addressed today. By stimulating dialogue and discussion in a neutral, welcoming environment, our programs seek to promote tolerance and understanding of the diversity of opinions that exist.
The viewing of art encourages viewers to think for themselves and to bring their personal experiences to bear when interpreting visual stimuli. There are often no right or wrong answers when responding to art…. only a sharing of insights and empathy for the experiences of others. Viewing art has the capacity to make us a better society!
Board of Directors
Susan G.A. Warner, Sc.D.
Joyce Mayfield Allen