About the Foundation

Empowering awareness of visual and queer arts
through the work of John Burton Harter

The John Burton Harter Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes John Burton Harter’s art and the interests he cared about. JBHF provides resources to nonprofit organizations that advance the arts by featuring Harter’s work.

John Burton Harter (1940-2002) established the foundation through a charitable trust to ensure the visibility of his art and fulfill his creative vision. In keeping with his wishes, JBHF has supported exhibitions, catalogues, publications, and initiatives with funding or gifts of original Harter works since 2002. Recipients include non-profit institutions and organizations, from major art museums to local groups.

In addition, JBHF preserves Harter’s art, facilitates loans, and places works in important museums to expand Harter’s legacy and creative impact.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the John Burton Harter Foundation do?

We make possible non-profit projects, programs, and initiatives that increase the visibility of John Burton Harter’s art and the impact of arts organizations on audiences and in communities.

Who can receive funding?

Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations with 501(c)(3) status can contact us for a consultation. Individuals are ineligible.

Where is John Burton Harter’s art?

Permanent art collections with Harter works include The Historic New Orleans Collection, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. University at Buffalo houses, cares for, and manages the John Burton Harter Foundation’s collection of art by Harter.

Is John Burton Harter’s work for sale?

Art buyers and collectors can contact us for a consultation.

meet the advisors

  • George Jordan
    George Jordan Art Historian
  • Jack Sullivan
    Jack Sullivan Attorney
  • Alan J. Williams
    Alan J. Williams Digital Communications Strategist