2011 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 12, 2010 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Albany Institute of History & Art
To support digitizing the museum's collection of drawings by Hudson River School artists. The project will support cataloguing, data entry, digital capture, image processing, and website development for works by Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Jasper Cropsey, Asher Durand, and many others.
Asheville Art Museum Association, Inc.
To support the digitization and interpretation of the museum's collection of work by Black Mountain College students and faculty. The project will include the documentation and interpretation of approximately 2,700 works by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, Josef and Anni Albers, and many lesser- known, but equally important, Black Mountain College artists.
Balboa Art Conservation Center
San Diego, CA
To support a post-graduate internship in paintings conservation. Designed to provide a broad range of supervised and guided treatment experiences, the program allows the intern to gain greater proficiency and experience in the areas of examination, treatment, and analysis.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc.
To support the reinstallation of the West Wing for Contemporary Art. The collection, which spans Abstract Expressionism to the present, will be presented in thematic groupings with new lighting and technology systems that allow for the integration of light-sensitive objects and the presentation of new media.
Brigham Young University
To support the touring exhibition The Weir Family, 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art, with accompanying catalogue and educational programs. The exhibition, to be held at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, will be the first major collective examination of the artistic contributions of American artists John Weir (1803-89) and his two sons, John Ferguson Weir (1841-1926) and Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919).
Burchfield-Penney Art Center
To support the touring exhibition Involving People Into This Magic: Steina Vasulka, 1970-2000, with accompanying catalogue and educational programs. Trained as a musician, the artist (b. 1940) and her husband Woody Vasulka, became seminal figures in the early exploration of electronic media and the marriage of sound and image.
Carnegie Institute (on behalf of Museum of Art) (Consortium)
To support restoration of public art works at the Allegheny Landing in Pittsburgh. The museum will collaborate with Riverlife, an organization established in 1999 as a steward for the city's riverfront development.
Carnegie Institute (on behalf of Museum of Art)
To support reinstallation and reinterpretation of the Museum of Art's permanent collection galleries. Using a thematic approach as opposed to a strictly chronological presentation, the reinstalled Scaife Galleries will introduce visitors to works of art from antiquity to the present.
Children's Museum (aka Boston Children\'s Museum)
To support development of a website and related educational programming about Japanese vernacular architecture. Centered around the Kyo no Machiya, a 19th-century silk merchant's home installed in the museum in the 1970s, the project will expand the audience via the web with a three-dimensional immersive tour; archival film footage of its disassembly, crating, transport, and rebuilding in Boston; architectural and historic documents; a searchable catalogue of 1,000 artifacts associated with the house; and videos and curriculum about life in Kyoto today.
Chrysler Museum of Art
To support production of a permanent collection catalogue of the museum's glass collection. The catalogue will document and provide previously unknown scholarly information about 100 masterworks spanning 3,000 years; the museum's 10,000-piece glass collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world.
Clyfford Still Museum
To support the exhibition Clyfford Still (1904-80). The inaugural exhibition in the new Clifford Still Museum will provide the public with unprecedented access to one of Abstract Expressionism's greatest innovators.
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
To support a post-graduate internship in paper conservation. The project will provide the intern with training in all areas of the conservation process, including writing condition reports, accessioning items into the lab, treating a broad range of paper-based artifacts, writing final reports, and maintaining client contact.
Cornell University (on behalf of Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art)
To support the reinstallation and interpretation of European and American works in the collection of the Johnson Museum of Art. The reinstallation project is meant to present museum visitors the most complete picture possible of European and American art through thought-provoking juxtapositions of quality works, an emphasis on flexibility, variety, and inclusiveness, and engaging and effective interpretation.
Curtains Without Borders
To support the Historic Painted Theater Curtains project. The project will entail examination and documentation (using a digital Hasselblad camera) of as many as 120 curtains that depict rural, small town, and New England culture in the early 20th century.
Dallas Museum of Art
To support Archival Exhibition Resources Online. The project is designed as a public portal for long-term access to digital content created for and during an exhibition. The project team will create a template through which content can be published by staff for public interaction with video and audio recordings, images, and other exhibition-related documents.
Dia Center for the Arts (aka Dia Art Foundation)
New York, NY
To support reinstallation of Robert Irwin's Excursus: Homage to the Square at Dia:Beacon. Originally installed at Dia in Chelsea, the work is Irwin's (b. 1928) first fully-realized experiment with scrim and fluorescent light, and uses specially-fabricated theatrical gels that combine in a maze-like, immersive environment.
International Center of Photography
New York, NY
To support the Roman Vishniac Project. A recent acquisition of the International Center of Photography, the Vishniac (1897-1990) collection includes more than 20,000 items of this early 20th-century artist who created the most iconic photographic record of Jewish life in Europe between the World Wars.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Inc.
To support Thursdays at the Gardner. The program is expected to deepen visitors' connection to the historic museum once the new Renzo Piano-designed addition is completed. Programming will be designed to engage audiences across five areas: historic art, contemporary art, music, landscape, and education.
Katonah Museum of Art, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the touring exhibition Double Solitaire: The Surrealist World of Kay Sage (1898-1963) and Yves Tanguy (1900-55), with accompanying catalogue. Organized in partnership with the Mint Museum of Art, the exhibition will include approximately 25 works by each artist, some of which have never before been exhibited.
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
To support Building Connections through Craft Art, with related public programming. The project will draw on craft traditions from Caribbean, Cuban, Haitian, and Latin American cultures and will feature exhibitions, lectures, and art-making workshops.
Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum
To support The Conversation: Bearden and the Arts. Using Romare Bearden's (1911-88) painting The Conversation (c. 1979), the pilot program with a middle school will explore the connections between visual art, jazz, and creative writing and include art-making activities, lectures, artist-demonstrations, and exhibitions at both the museum and the school.
Luis A. Ferré Foundation, Inc. (aka Museo de Arte de Ponce)
To support a bilingual publication to document the museum's British art collection and a symposium on the Pre-Raphaelite period. The project will complement the museum's hosting of the exhibition Pre-Raphaelite Paintings from Tate Britain.
Montclair Art Museum
To support a digitization project for the museum's permanent collection. The project will support a technology software upgrade to eMuseum, a web-based publishing system that employs a dynamic web interface for searching and displaying collections information.
Museum of Arts & Design (aka MAD)
New York, NY
To support the touring exhibition Otherworldly: Smaller Than Real, with accompanying catalogue and educational programs. The exhibition will explore different approaches to the construction of small-scale artificial environments by contemporary artists such as James Casebere, Thomas Doyle, Lori Nix, David Opdyke, and Kim Keever.
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Inc. (aka MOCA GA)
To support the Working Artists Project. The project provides two Georgia artists with a one-year residency including a stipend, a studio assistant, an exhibition, and a full-color catalogue. Artists are selected in a statewide, juried competition based on their talent, professionalism, and their proven ability to complete the project.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (aka MFA Boston)
To support photographic documentation of the museum's collection of three-dimensional Chinese objects. A component of the museum's six-year effort to make its Chinese collection accessible worldwide, this phase of the project will document 1,500 unpublished holdings of glass, metalwork, porcelain, sculpture, lacquer, and glass.
Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY
To support the digitization and interpretation of the museum's collection of photographs and negatives by Reginald Marsh (1898-1954). The project will include development of an online exhibition and scholarship for public access via the museum's website.
New York State Historical Association
To support a conservation survey of works in the Fenimore Art Museum's permanent collection. The survey of 73 American artworks by academic, folk, and Native American artists such as Edward Hicks, Gilbert Stuart, Eastman Johnson, Betsey Wellman, Terrence Kennedy, and Charles Bird King will result in the establishment of conservation priorities, treatment recommendations, and development of a storage plan.
Pacific Asia Museum
To support reinstallation of the museum's Korean collection. The 50 works dating from the 12th to the 21st century will be grouped by religious practice in Korea -- Buddhism, Shamanism, and Confucianism.
Parrish Art Museum, Inc.
To support installation of the museum's permanent collection in a new state-of-the-art facility. Plans for the project include a variety of installation activities including conservation framing, crating, transport, installation, research, documentation, and web-based activities.
Peabody Essex Museum, Inc.
To support Atrium Alive, a series of weekend festivals held throughout the year. Designed to bring local, national, and international artists to interact with the museum's visitors, Atrium Alive is curated to complement the museum's programming and will include artist demonstrations, hands-on art-making, gallery talks, films, lectures, and dance and musical performances.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
To support arts education programming. The project includes both the Academy Visit Program and the Family Arts Academy, designed to enable the public to experience a variety of activity-based gallery tours and art-making opportunities tailored to current exhibitions or the academy's collection.
Regents of the University of Minnesota (on behalf of Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth Campus)
To support exhibitions by Native American artists. Guest curators will use the museum's collection and incorporate work by invited contemporary Native American artists that will provide countervailing, reinforcing, or context-shifting arguments.
Reynolda House, Inc. (aka Reynolda House Museum of American Art)
To support the second phase of a collections database project. This phase will include the creation and enhancement of 500 content-rich collection records and digital photography of 100 art objects.
Salvador Dali Museum, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL
To support conservation of paintings in the museum's permanent collection. Project plans include the conservation of 53 oil paintings by Dali (1904-89), with conservation of larger-scale paintings performed on-site, in the museum's new facility.
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego, CA
To support reinstallation of the permanent collection galleries of East Asian art. With the reinstallation, visitors will be introduced to approximately 400 works of art from Japan, Korea, and China from 1000 BCE until the present day
Scripps College (on behalf of Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery)
To support conservation of Chinese paintings dating from the 16th to 19th centuries. There will be five paintings conserved using traditional and modern conservation techniques as perfected by the highly respected Japanese conservator, Hisaji Sekichi.
Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (aka The Corcoran)
To support Corcoran Connect, a mobile technology application that supports the interpretation of the museum's permanent collection. Visitors will be able to select and build tours around themes of their choice.
University of Maryland at College Park (on behalf of David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora)
College Park, MD
To support a collection care management project for the Driskell Center's permanent collection. The project will include the inventory and documentation of approximately 1,000 works by artists such as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Aaron Douglas, Sam Gilliam, and Jacob Lawrence; additionally, the project includes the hiring of a full-time registrar and the development of the Driskell Center's collection management policy and procedures.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (on behalf of Ackland Museum of Art)
Chapel Hill, NC
To support a catalogue to document the museum's Ancient Mediterranean collection. The publication will feature 225 images of objects in the collection, representing the cultural developments of Egypt, the Near East, and Cyprus in the 3rd to 1st millennia BCE, Greece in the Bronze Age and Archaic through Hellenistic periods, Etruria, and Rome.
Westmoreland Museum of Art (aka Westmoreland Museum of American Aart)
To support conservation of paintings in the museum's permanent collection. As many as 17 paintings by American artists such as Rembrandt Peale, Childe Hassam, Ben Shahn, George Hetzel, and Mary Martha Himler will be conserved.
Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.
To support a collection management project for the museum's permanent collection. The project will support digital documentation of the collection and training of volunteers to assist staff in developing virtual content to enhance online access.
Yale University (on behalf of Yale University Art Gallery)
New Haven, CT
To support the expansion and renovation of galleries to hold the Art Gallery's ancient Mediterranean collection. Plans for the reinstallation include a separate gallery to house art from the university's excavations in the 1930s at Dura-Europos, and for raising the profile of other holdings of more than 13,000 objects from the Near East, Egypt, Greece, Etruria, and Rome.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506