Education Initiative


The Foundation’s internship program is open to students currently enrolled in a college or university art history, arts management, library or archives program.  This internship program presents a valuable opportunity for successful candidates to learn about the initiatives of an artist’s Foundation.  Duties may include putting into practice proper archival methods, digitizing archival photographs and other materials, or assisting the registrar with collection management.

Internship opportunities will be posted on this page as they become available. The application process generally includes submission of a resume, writing sample, contact information for a minimum of two references and a cover letter.  Please note that there are no internship positions currently available.


Programs at LICM and at Nassau County Public Libraries

Since 2008, The Willem de Kooning Foundation has collaborated with the Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) to bring innovative art workshops to young children and teens at the museum and in several public libraries of Nassau County, Long Island.  Over the years, the Foundation staff and LICM educators have worked together to design lessons based on de Kooning’s own life philosophies and methods for visual problem solving.  Immersed in abstraction and de Kooning’s risk taking model, students gain new experience in critical and visual thinking while they develop personal expression, ways to direct emotions through art making and, ultimately, self-confidence.  Exhibitions of artworks created over the course of the program year are held at LICM each May.

Please visit for information about this year’s art exhibition, and contact LICM directly at (516) 224-5800 for information on scheduling and future workshops.

Loans and Exhibitions Initiative

The Foundation’s loan program promotes understanding and appreciation of de Kooning’s work to the public by lending works to a wide range of institutions in the United States and abroad.   The Foundation actively participates in museum exhibitions and extends long term loans to qualified museums and other establishments.

Works in the Foundation’s collection are currently on loan to the following:

City of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY, USA
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

For more on where to find works by Willem de Kooning visit the Public Collections section of this website.