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


The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
($225,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Charles White


The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
($175,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Anarchitecture: Gordon Matta-Clark and the Bronx


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


Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
($200,000 grant awarded in 2010)
Frederic Church: To the Holy Land and Beyond


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


Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
($75,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann


Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
($200,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World


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


Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, FL
($125,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Infinity is Always Less Than One


The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
($200,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Married to American Art: Edith Gregor Halpert and the Downtown Gallery


Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
($100,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
($200,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings


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


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


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 University, Princeton, NJ
($150,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Clarence White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895-1925


Queens Museum, Queens, NY
($150,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Mel Chin: All Over The Place


Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
($300,000 grant awarded in 2017)
Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975


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


Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
($200,000 grant awarded in 2016)
Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property, 1968-2018


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