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News Archives - American Art | 2015

  • Martin Wong: Human Instamatic named Outstanding Solo Show

    Martin Wong: Human Instamatic at the Bronx Museum of the Arts is on the New York Times' Best of 2015 list for Outstanding Solo Shows. On view through February 14th, the exhibition was partially supported by a grant from the Luce Fund in American Art.



  • Martin Wong: Human Instamatic opens at Bronx Museum of the Arts

    “Martin Wong: Human Instamatic,” opens today at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The exhibition, supported in part by a grant from the Luce American Art program made in 2014, will be the first museum retrospective on the work of Chinese-American painter since his death in 1999. Featuring over 90 works spanning Wong’s early career in San Francisco, his transition to the diverse Lower East Side of the 1980s, and the later stages of his career in the Bay Area when he was ill with AIDS-related symptoms, the exhibition will explore “Wong’s textured presentation of the communities in which he lived.” On view at the Bronx Museum through February 14th, the show will travel to additional venues in the spring.



  • Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 shortlisted for the Alice Award

    The Wadsworth Atheneum’s catalogue for the exhibition Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 has been shortlisted for the Alice Award, an annual award from the J. M. Kaplan Fund awarded to an illustrated book of distinction. The award “is intended to buttress the kind of slow reading movement that recognizes and cherishes the lasting values of the well-made illustrated book, and the special sense of intimacy it affords.” The Wadsworth museum received a grant from the Luce Foundation American Art Program to support the Coney Island exhibition and catalogue. The exhibition will open at the Brooklyn Museum on November 20th, 2015.



  • "Leap Before You Look" opens at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957” opens today at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Running through January 24th, the exhibit explores the experimental, interdisciplinary approach of the Black Mountain College community, and the school's far-ranging influence. The exhibit was directly supported by a grant from the American Art Program to the ICA made in 2014.


  • Dancers from Boston Conservatory perform work by Merce Cunningham
    in the exhibition "Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957."
    Installation view, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston,
    Oct. 10, 2015–Jan. 24, 2016. Photo by Liza Voll Photography.


  • "Self-Taught Genius" opens at Amon Carter Museum of American Art

    “Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum” is on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, in Fort Worth, Texas, from now through January 3rd. The exhibit features more than 100 works of art that celebrate the singular power of art by the self-taught, including quilts, drawings, paintings, carvings and constructions that reveal both highly personal narratives and an evolving national identity. The exhibition and tour are supported by a 75th Anniversary grant from the Foundation’s American Art program.

  • Terry Carbone joins as new director of the American Art program

    The Foundation is pleased to welcome Terry Carbone as the new director of the American Art program. She succeeds Ellen Holtzman, who has served in the role for 23 years. Terry comes to the Foundation from the Brooklyn Museum, where she served as the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art and Managing Curator of the Arts of the Americas and Europe.

  • Art for Every Home opens at the Beach Museum of Art “Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists” opens today at the Beach Museum of Art. The exhibit, supported by the Luce Fund in American Art, examines the impact of Associated American Artists (1934-2000), the gallery that marketed affordable prints by classic American Artists to a wide audience during the Great Depression and beyond.


  • American Council of Learned Societies announces felloship to honor Ellen Holtzman

    American Council of Learned Societies has announced The Luce/ACLS Ellen Holtzman Dissertation Fellowship, in honor of Ellen Holtzman, who is retiring this year after 23 years as the Foundation's program director for American ‪Art‬.



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