The Foundation

The Vilcek Foundation aims to raise public awareness of the contributions of immigrants to the sciences, arts, and culture in the United States. The Foundation was established in 2000 by Jan and Marica Vilcek, immigrants from the former Czechoslovakia. The mission of the Foundation was inspired by the couple’s respective careers in biomedical science and art history, as well as their personal experiences and appreciation for the opportunities offered them as newcomers to the United States. The Foundation achieves its mission through hosting immigrant artists and performers at their gallery space in New York City, awarding the annual Vilcek Prizes in the biomedical sciences and the arts and humanities, and sponsoring programs such as the Hawaii International Film Festival.

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  • Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science and Design!

     

    about the prizewinners >

  • 2015 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science and Fashion

    Calling all biomedical scientists and fashion professionals!

     

    The 2015 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise are now open. Learn more about eligibility requirements and apply or recommend your friends and colleagues! Deadline: June 10, 2014.

     

    LEARN MORE >

  • Art Collections

    Explore the impact of immigrant artists on American Modernism. Drawing on their diverse backgrounds, these artists often made their new home the subject of their work, creating celebrated images of the American landscape, from New York to New Mexico.

     

    BROWSE THE COLLECTIONS >


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