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American Art Program Recent Grants

2017

American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY—For a permanent collection gallery at AFAM’s Collections and Education Center in Long Island City. A two-year grant of $350,000.

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC—For the African American Collecting Initiative. A three-year grant of $575,000.

Association of Art Museum Curators, New York, NY—For the Annual Conference Travel Grant Program. A one-time grant of $15,000.

Association of Historians of American Art—For continued support of the journal Panorama. A one-time grant of $15,000.

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD—For a Mark Bradford exhibition in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale and the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the accompanying catalogue. A one-year grant of $300,000.

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL—For the collection-based exhibition and catalogue, The Original Makers: Folk Art from the Cargo Collection. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center, Asheville, NC—To catalogue and digitize the collection, and for an exhibition and catalogue. A one-time grant of $30,000.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY—To research and catalogue the American works on paper. A three-year grant of $190,000.

The Frick Collection, New York, NY—For a symposium on patronage of American art. A one-time grant of $20,000.

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA—To create an accessible digital catalogue of the permanent collection. A two-year grant of $72,000.

Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York, NY—For the symposium, Accessing Public Art. A one-time grant of $25,000.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA—For a long-term retrospective installation of works by James Turrell. A one-year grant of $500,000.

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI—For the exhibition catalogue, Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England. A one-time grant of $25,000.

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS—For the Art and Civil Rights Initiative, a partnership with Tougaloo College. A two-year grant of $395,000.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC—For an expanded and accessible, online version of the publication, Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set. A two-year grant of $255,000.

Newark Museum, Newark, Nj—For the reinstallation of permanent galleries of modern and contemporary American art, and two accompanying publications. A two-year grant of $750,000.

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL—For a term archivist position. A grant of $25,000.

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL—To install expanded galleries of American art, and for the publication, Ralph Norton and His Museum. A two-year grant of $150,000.

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA—For the collection exhibition, Dorthea Lange: Politics of Seeing. A grant of $50,000.

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS—For the publication, Civic Leader and Art Collector: Sallie Casey Thayer and an Art Museum for the University of Kansas. A grant of $25,000.

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY—To create The Studio Museum in Harlem Archives. A three-year grant of $690,000.

Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA—To catalogue the Violet Oakley collection and create the Violet Oakley Digital Resource Center. A one-year grant of $160,000.


2016

Alice Austen House, Staten Island, NY—To catalogue and digitize the photography and archival collections. A one-year grant of $50,000.

Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK—To support project management, conservation, digitization, and a publication for new Art of the North Galleries. A one-year grant of $120,000.

Aperture Foundation, New York, NY—To support the “American Prospects” issue of Aperture magazine. A one-year grant of $25,000.

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL—For the exhibition and catalogue, Charles White. A grant of $225,000.

Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC—To reinstall the permanent collection and produce an accompanying publication. A two-year grant of $375,000.

Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA—To support the publication, Art of the West: New Methods and Scope. A one-year grant of $50,000.

Bard College, Bard Graduate Center, LNew York, NY—To support a digital publication for the exhibition, New York Crystal Palace 1853. A one-year grant of $43,000.

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME—For the comprehensive digitization of the Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection. A one-year grant of $50,000.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY—For the exhibition and catalogue, Anarchitecture: Gordon Matta-Clark and the Bronx. A grant of $175,000.

Center for Book Arts, New York, NY—To equip a new Collection Study and Storage Room. A grant of $50,000.

Chesterwood – National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stockbridge, MA—To install a new permanent collection gallery and assess the drawing and print collection. A one-year grant of $300,000.

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA—To support completion of the cataloguing of its permanent collection and creation of a collection plan. A one-year grant of $35,000.

El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY—To support a Fiftieth Anniversary Oral History project. A one-year grant of $45,000.

Fort Lewis College Foundation, Center of Southwest Studies, Durango, CO—For a permanent installation of Southwestern textiles from the Durango Collection®. A one-year grant of $25,000.

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC—To support the Whistler Watercolor Initiative, and reinstallation of The Peacock Room. A three-year grant of $435,000.

Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA—For the exhibition and catalogue, Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann. A grant of $75,000.

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA—For the exhibition and catalogue, Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World. A grant of $200,000.

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA—For the exhibition and catalogue, The Philosophy Chamber: Harvard’s Lost Collection, 1766-1820. A grant of $100,000.

Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stockbridge, MA—To support a Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program administrator to implement a new strategic plan. A three-year grant of $375,000.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO—To complete the digitization of the permanent collection of American art. A grant of $31,000.

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY—To catalogue and digitize the permanent collection. A grant of $50,000.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY—For the exhibition and catalogue, Marsden Hartley’s Maine. A grant of $200,000.

Minnesota Historical Society, Saint Paul, MN—To support the exhibition, Renewing What They Gave Us. A one-year grant of $50,000.

The Morgan Library & Art Museum, New York, NY—For the exhibition and catalogue, Henry James and American Art. A grant of $135,000.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA—For a pilot program supporting collection-based exhibitions of pre-contemporary art and curatorial apprenticeships. A three-year grant of $825,000.

Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX—To support the publication of the first catalogue of its permanent collection of American art. A one-year grant of $27,000.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA—For the exhibition and catalogue, American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent. A grant of $250,000.

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME—For the exhibition and catalogue, New American Sculpture: Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman, and William Zorach. A grant of $200,000.

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ—For the exhibition and catalogue, Clarence White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895 – 1925. A grant of $150,000.

Public Art Fund, New York, NY—For Open House, a site-specific sculpture installation by Liz Glynn. A one-year grant of $45,000.

Rochester Institute of Technology, Graphic Design Archive, Rochester, NY—To document, digitize, and preserve the collection. A three-year grant of $280,000.

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, New Lebanon, NY—To create a publicly accessible electronic catalogue of the permanent collection. A two-year grant of $750,000.

Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY—To support its exhibition and programming activities. A one-year grant of $25,000.

Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY—To support the oral history and archives program. A two-year grant of $460,000.

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY—To support a senior archivist to create a comprehensive strategic plan for the Museum’s Archive project. A one-year grant of $20,000.

Tate Modern, London, UK—For the exhibition and catalogue, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. A grant of $100,000.

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN—For the exhibition and catalogue, Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property, 1968-2018. A grant of $200,000.

The Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA—For the exhibition and catalogue, Molten Light: Photography, Steel and the Modern World. A grant of $150,000.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY—For the exhibition and catalogue, Grant Wood. A grant of $200,000.

The William Benton Museum of Art, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT—To support conservation, a conference, and a publication associated with the exhibition The Business of Bodies: Ellen Emmet Rand. A one-year grant of $27,000.

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA—For a pilot program supporting collection-based exhibitions of pre-contemporary art and curatorial apprenticeships. A three-year grant of $825,000.


2015

American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA—For the exhibition and catalogue, Paul Revere: Artisan and Entrepreneur. A grant of $125,000.

American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY—Continued support of the Luce/ACLS American Art Dissertation Fellowship Program. A five-year grant of $2,373,750.

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR—To integrate a gift of John Marin drawings into the permanent collection. A two-year grant of $350,000.

Association of Historians of American Art, Jackson, MS—For continued support of its official journal, Panorama. A one-time grant of $20,000.

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY—To research and digitize part of the American glass collection. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC—For the exhibition and catalogue, REMIX: Themes & Variations in African-American Art. A grant of $100,000.

Danforth Art, Framingham, MA—To safeguard and document the Meta Vaux Fuller collection. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO—For the exhibition and catalogue, Women of Abstract Expressionism. A grant of $200,000.

Hampton University Museum, Hampton, VA—To support an inventory and photo-documentation of the American art collection. A one-time grant of $50,000.

Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York, NY—For the 2016 Mad. Sq. Art program and the Martin Puryear installation. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN—For the exhibition and catalogue, Native American Women Artists. A grant of $200,000.

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY—For the exhibition and catalogue, Out of Clay: Peter Voulkos 1953-1968. A grant of $150,000.

National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC—For the 50th anniversary programs. A one-time grant of $50,000.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC—To support cataloging and integrating of American prints, drawings and photographs acquired from the Corcoran Gallery of Art. A one-time grant of $50,000.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC—For the exhibition and catalogue, In Full Swing: The Art of Stuart Davis. A grant of $300,000.

New Museum, New York, NY—To support the publication of Marcia Tucker's writings. A one-time grant of $50,000.

The Noguchi Museum, New York, NY—To consolidate Noguchi research material into a digital archives resource center. A three-year grant of $650,000.

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY—For the exhibition and catalogue, John Graham: Maverick Modernist. A grant of $200,000.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA—For the exhibition and catalogue, World War I and American Art. A grant of $250,000.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA—To reinstall and reinterpret Phase I of the American art collection. A three-year grant of $1,500,000.

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ—For the exhibition and catalogue, Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment. A grant of $125,000.

Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA—To support the textile database and research collection at the McCarl Coverlet Gallery. A one-time grant of $25,000.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA—For the exhibition and catalogue, Bruce Conner: It’s All True. A grant of $300,000.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA—For the exhibition and catalogue, Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Shadows and Reflections. A grant of $100,000.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA —To reinstall the expanded American art collection. A one-year grant of $150,000.


2014

American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY—Continued support of the American art dissertation fellowship program. A one-year grant of $352,000.

The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA—To reinstall and reinterpret the permanent collection for the Museum’s 20th anniversary. A one-year grant of $150,000.

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL—To digitize and publish the American silver collection. A two-year grant of $250,000.

Association of Art Museum Curators, New York, NY—To support travel grants for junior American art curators to attend the annual meetings in 2015 and 2016. A one-time grant of $30,000.

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD—For the exhibition and catalogue Matisse/Diebenkorn. A grant of $300,000.

Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID—For two American art exhibitions from the permanent collection. A one-time grant of $40,000.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME—For the exhibition and catalogue This is a Portrait if I Say So: Reimagining Representation in American Art. A grant of $150,000.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY—For the exhibition and catalogue Martin Wong: Human Instamatic. A grant of $100,000.

Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY—For the George B. Post and related architectural drawings project. A one-time grant of $30,000.

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY—For the exhibition and catalogue Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. A grant of $100,000.

Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC—To reinstall and reinterpret the permanent collection. A one-year grant of $100,000.

Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY—For the exhibition and catalogue Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1963. A grant of $100,000.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA—To digitize part of the American art collection. A one-year grant of $150,000.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA—To reinstall and publish the American art collection. A one-year grant of $200,000.

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN—To digitize the American art collection. A three-year grant of $300,000.

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston, MA—For the exhibition and catalogue Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957. A grant of $200,000.

Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York, NY—To support the Mad. Sq. Art program for 2015. A one-time grant of $15,000.

Montana State University Foundation, Bozeman, MT—To support the conference Political Portraiture in the United States and France during the Revolutionary and Federal Eras. A one-time grant of $15,000.

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ—For the exhibition and catalogue Matisse and American Art. A grant of $150,000.

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY—For the exhibition and catalogue Donald Judd. A grant of $350,000.

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT —To reinstall and reinterpret the permanent collection. A one-year grant of $250,000.

New-York Historical Society, New York, NY —For ongoing programs of the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture. A one-year grant of $750,000.

New York Studio School, New York, NY —To digitize part of its lecture program archive. A one-time grant of $30,000.

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL—For the exhibition and catalogue New Women: Four New York Modernists, 1910-1935. A grant of $100,000.

The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC —For the Jacob Lawrence micro-website. A one-time grant of $30,000.

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME—To reinstall and reinterpret the permanent collection. A two-year grant of $200,000.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA—To reinstall and reinterpret the collection. A two-year grant of $500,000.

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE—To digitize American works on paper in the permanent collection. A one-time grant of $30,000.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC —To reinstall and reinterpret the Renwick Gallery’s American craft and decorative art collection. A two-year grant of $275,000.

Tate Modern, London, UK—For the exhibition Agnes Martin. A grant of $250,000.

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN—For the exhibition and catalogue International Pop. A grant of $200,000.

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA —For ongoing digitization of the American art collection. A two-year grant of $150,000.

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT—For open storage of the American art collection and archives in the new West Campus Collection Studies Center. A three-year grant of $1.5 million.


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