Recently Awarded Exhibitions


The following institutions received grants through the American Art Program's annual exhibition competition. Participating venues for each exhibition are listed below.

American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
($125,000 grant awarded in 2015)
Paul Revere: Artisan and Entrepreneur


Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
($200,000 grant awarded in 2019)
Fellowship: The Guggenheim Foundation and the History of American Photography, 1937-2017


Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
($250,000 grant awarded in 2019)
Joan Mitchell: Fierce Beauty


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
($75,000 grant awarded in 2018)
Sanford Biggers: Code-Switch


Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
($100,000 grant awarded in 2019)
Lorraine O'Grady: Both/And


Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
($200,000 grant awarded in 2019)
Alma W. Thomas: A Creative Life


Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
($225,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott


deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
($150,000 grant awarded in 2018)
Visionary New England


Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
($100,000 grant awarded in 2017)
William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography


Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
($175,000 grant awarded in 2017)
RE:DEFINE


Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston, MA
($100,000 grant awarded in 2019)
Deana Lawson


Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
($60,000 grant awarded in 2018)
Beauford Delaney Through the Unusual Door


Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
($100,000 grant awarded in 2019)
A Question of Emphasis: Louise Fishman Drawing


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
($200,000 grant awarded in 2019)
Scandinavian Design and the United States


Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
($200,000 grant awarded in 2018)
The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter's Stained-Glass Art


Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
($200,000 grant awarded in 2018)
Americans in Spain


Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
($200,000 grant awarded in 2015)
Hearts of Our People: Native American Women Artists


Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
($100,000 grant awarded in 2018)
Pattern and Decoration


The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
($350,000 grant awarded in 2014)
Donald Judd


National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
($200,000 grant awarded in 2019)
Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World


National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY
($200,000 grant awarded in 2018)
The Oscar Howe Project


New Museum, New York, NY
($125,000 grant awarded in 2019)
Peter Saul


New-York Historical Society, New York, NY
($100,000 grant awarded in 2018)
Winold Reiss in New York


New-York Historical Society, New York, NY
($100,000 grant awarded in 2019)
John Quidor: New York Stories


Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
($75,000 grant awarded in 2018)
Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal...


Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
($200,000 grant awarded in 2018)
American Cosmos: The Influence of Alexander von Humboldt on American Art and Culture


Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Washington, DC
($125,000 grant awarded in 2018)
Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking


Tate Modern, London, UK
($100,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power


Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, NY
($100,000 grant awarded in 2019)
Cross Pollination: Martin Johnson Heade's Hummingbirds and Habitats


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
($100,000 grant awarded in 2019)
The Dirty South: The Southern Impulse in Art, Material and Sonic Culture


The Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA
($75,000 grant awarded in 2019)
Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee


Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
($250,000 grant awarded in 2018)
The Impact of Mexican Muralists on Artists in the United States, 1920-1950


Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
($200,000 grant awarded in 2017)
The Expressive Figure in the American Renaissance, 1876-1917