The generosity of philanthropists, contributors from every walk of life, and an array of companies from around the world make the Charles Moore Foundation's work a reality.

We are grateful for the international support.

Please know that all contributions are treated with the care, attention, and hard work they deserve.

February 1, 2020 - July 2022

When the pandemic descended upon us, Kevin Keim (Director of the Charles Moore Foundation) asked himself "what can I do to take advantage of the time and circumstances we must now confront?" He decided to undertake the restoration of the Moore/Andersson Compound's entire courtyard, rebuilding (essentially singlehanded) its elaborate series of decks, stairs, and platforms from the ground up, including new foundations.

Architect Alex Robinette, who had recently completed a beautiful home in Austin, suggested Kebony would be a wood well-suited for the project. In fact, she contributed a significant amount of overage from her building site to get us started.

KebonyUSA generously contributed all the wood needed to carry the project to completion.

July 15, 2021

When his uncle died, Charles Moore's nephew, the architect David Weingarten, asked to keep a pair of ancestral portraits since he felt they were family heirlooms. After enjoying the portraits for 25 years in his Oakland, California home, David generously decided it best to "repatriate" the paintings to the Charles Moore Foundation. The portraits now hang exactly where Charles Moore displayed them in Austin.

Charles Moore had inherited the portraits from his mother in 1957. He always displayed the portraits "front and center" in each of the famous houses he designed for himself at Orinda, New Haven, Centerbrook, Los Angeles, and Austin.

Kevin Keim has been doing "art detective" work to try and determine the dates and painter. The male subject is Moore's ancestor Allen Willard; the female subject may be his first wife Eliza, or his second wife Laura.

August 15, 2022

The landscape photographer and author Richard Konecky has contributed an outstanding and important Steinway & Sons Grand Piano to the Charles Moore Foundation.

The piano will be transported from San Francisco to the Burns House in Santa Monica Canyon, where it will be position opposite the Jürgen Ahrends Opus 1 USA Organ in the Burns House. The Steinway Model B, which is one size smaller than the largest Concert Grand, is perfectly suited for the scale and dynamics of the acoustic chamber. The presence of the piano will significantly expand the roster of musicians, composers, musicologists, and ensembles the Charles Moore Foundation can host at the house.

August 30, 2022

Finland's premiere textile company Marimekko will be contributing material for special Burns House projects, starting with a dazzling cover the the Steinway & Sons Model B. Grand Piano.

Keep a look out on our Instagram feed to learn about the design process and fabrication!

August 5, 2022

Eden Box has generously contributed the Hotel de las Bellas Mexicanas (1996), a monumental work of art by the maestro Pedro Friedeberg.

This was really the central work of folk art in the late Hal Box's collection. Hal Box was a wonderful man who was an architect, author, and educator. He was the Dean of the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture who spearheaded the effort to bring Charles Moore to the faculty, where he established the post-professional graduate program.

Hal was the author of Think Like and Architect, The Architecture of Ricardo Legorreta, and Ancient Origins of the Mexican Plaza.

We are honored to preserve this important work of art amongst Charles Moore's own collection.

To learn more about the collection, we post images of the Director's cataloging work on Instagram @charlesmoorecollection
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The Charles Moore Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, based in Texas and California.