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ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

Established in 2015, the Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation (DBAF) is a non-profit organization located in the former home of the artist, in Toronto, Ontario. We are dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of Durdy Bayramov by inciting cultural exchanges and stimulating the vitality of the arts by actively engaging artists and the public through a variety of initiatives including exhibitions, research and educational outreach activities. We strive to create opportunities for young artists to pursue their dreams in the arts.

The Foundation is committed to expanding knowledge and art appreciation through collections-based research and publication, as well as facilitating access for scholars and the public to our permanent collection, library, and archives.

MUSEUM

The Bayramov Museum is a vital part of the Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation’s mission, and contains the world’s largest collection of Bayramov’s work. The permanent exhibition space features rotating shows of Durdy Bayramov’s work, while our temporary exhibition space features special and traveling shows.

The Bayramov Library and Archives holds a collection of prized art books amassed by the artist, as well as correspondence, newspapers, magazines, journals and other related documents. These materials are available to the public, for reference use only, during our regular hours of operation or by appointment. Our library seeks donations of appropriate materials for accession. Click here to find out if your books contribute to the mission of the Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation.

OUR MISSION

To celebrate Durdy Bayramov’s life and legacy through inspirational programs which cultivate cultural exchanges and stimulate the vitality of the arts

OUR VISION

As an advocate and representative of Turkmen culture, the Foundation leads an artistic community where everyone can learn, be inspired, explore and create.