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


The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
($75,000 grant awarded in 2018)
Sanford Biggers: Code-Switch


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


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


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


McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
($175,000 grant awarded in 2018)
Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today


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


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


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


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 Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
($100,000 grant awarded in 2018)
The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists


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


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


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


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


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


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


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