The M.T. Abraham Foundation is a nonprofit institution based in Paris, France, with offices in Tel-Aviv and Geneva. The purposes and tasks of the Foundation are specified in its by-laws, according to which its purpose is fulfilled through art acquisitions, public access to its collections through short- and long-term loans, to institutions and exhibitions, and cultural events that are open to the public.

The Foundation maintains an active preservation program for its collections, and it has a robust publications department dedicated to scholarship. One of the Foundation’s main tasks is to preserve the legacy of M.T. Abraham, through educational activities aimed at an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in people of all ages. The Foundation’s commitment to in-depth collecting is reflected in holdings of select artists that provide a significant historical overview of their oeuvre.


As part of our mission, we are working to support and lend works of art from our collections to organizations, which lack the resources to organize exhibitions and projects independently.


A large part of the collection consists of paintings by European artists, with a particular emphasis on Russian Modernism. It developed over time modestly but purposefully.


The Foundation provides the opportunity to exhibit individual works, collections and installations that may otherwise be difficult for a single museum or private institution to display.