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American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
($125,000 grant awarded in 2015)
Paul Revere: Artisan and Entrepreneur
  • New-York Historical Society, New York, NY
  • Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
($225,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Charles White
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
($175,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Anarchitecture: Gordon Matta-Clark and the Bronx
  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
  • Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
  • Kumu Art Museum, Tallin, Estonia
  • Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
($225,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
  • Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • venues to be announced
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
($200,000 grant awarded in 2010)
Frederic Church: To the Holy Land and Beyond
  • Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
($100,000 grant awarded in 2017)
William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography
  • Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
  • Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA
  • Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
  • Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
($75,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann
  • Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
($200,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World
  • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
($175,000 grant awarded in 2017)
RE:DEFINE
  • Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
  • venues to be announced

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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, FL
($125,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Infinity is Always Less Than One
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
($200,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Married to American Art: Edith Gregor Halpert and the Downtown Gallery
  • The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
  • venues to be announced
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
($100,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein
  • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkley, CA
  • Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
($200,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • National Gallery, London, UK
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
($200,000 grant awarded in 2015)
Hearts of Our People: Native American Women Artists
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
  • Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
($350,000 grant awarded in 2014)
Donald Judd
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
($125,000 grant awarded in 2015)
Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment
  • Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
($150,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Clarence White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895-1925
  • Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
  • Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
  • Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Queens Museum, Queens, NY
($150,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Mel Chin: All Over The Place
  • Queens Museum, Queens, NY
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
($300,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
  • venues to be announced
Tate Modern, London, UK
($100,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
  • Tate Modern, London UK
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
  • Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Broad Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
($200,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property, 1968-2018
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
($200,000 grant awarded in 2017)
The Expressive Figure in the American Renaissance, 1876-1917
  • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
  • venues to be announced

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