2012 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ March 10, 2011 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
American Association of Museums
To support the technology component and content development phases of the Reinvention of Accreditation project, a multi-year undertaking. Designed to promote best practices, ethics, and standards of excellence in museum operations, the accreditation program will be streamlined to encourage greater participation in what is presently seen as a largely inaccessible system.
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art
Fort Worth, TX
To support Color! an exhibition of American fine art color photography with accompanying catalogue. The first ever comprehensive survey of American fine art color photography, the exhibition will feature works from the medium's beginnings to present day.
Anchorage Museum Association (aka Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center)
To support an exhibition and publication featuring Dena'ina Athabascan traditional art forms. The exhibition, to include 18th- and 19th-century art works from museums in Russia, Germany, England, and Finland, will bring together for the first time, the finest examples of Dena'ina caribou clothing, quillwork, and beadwork, as well as works in bone, horn, antler, birch bark, wood, and metal.
New York, NY
To support the exhibition Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857. The exhibition will focus on the artists who came to be associated with the Delhi "Company School" bringing together approximately 100 masterpieces, including portraits, panoramas, and decorative arts to explore the art, artists, and complex patronage during one of the most significant and surprising periods of change in India's history.
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
To support an exhibition of Asian contemporary art, Phantoms of Asia, and accompanying catalogue. Curated by the chief curator of the Mori Museum in Tokyo, the exhibition will examine the spiritual, religious, and cultural environments of Buddhism, Shinto, Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, and Islam, and how these environments coexist multi-dimensionally in Asia and abroad through magic, folklore rituals, oracles, and religious services.
Bronx Museum of the Arts
To support the exhibition Demand and Supply: Legacies of the Young Lords in Activist Art Practices, and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will feature contemporary artwork from the museum's permanent collection and private loans to be presented alongside posters, flyers, ephemera, audio-visual recordings, garments, and other memorabilia that chronicle the aesthetic of the Young Lords Organization and its legacy within the cultural life and ethnic transformation of New York.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
To support the exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue; education and outreach programs, performances inspired by the exhibition; and a tour and other talks to introduce artists such as Benjamin Patterson, Sanford Biggers, Renee Cox, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Lyle Ashton Harris, Dave McKenzie, Adrian Piper, Xaviera Simmons, and Sir Rodney Sur, to the community.
DeCordova & Dana Museum & Park (aka deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)
To support Work Out, an exhibition of temporary outdoor art works to be installed on the museum's grounds. California-based artist collaborative Futurefarmers; Los Angeles-based artist and architect Fritz Haeg; Providence-based conceptual artist, Daniel Peltz; Chicago-based environmental art activist Dan Peterman; and Boston-based social performance and video artist Andi Sutton will be commissioned to create the art works to be integrated on the Museum's grounds.
To support the exhibition, War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art, and accompanying catalogue. Featuring art works by approximately 20 contemporary artists, the exhibition will investigate the construction of mixed race and mixed heritage, and Asian American identity in the United States.
Drawing Center, Inc.
New York, NY
To support an exhibition of work by the Italian post-war Pop artist Giosetta Fioroni, and accompanying catalogue. Featuring more than 20 paintings, 50 drawings, as well as select sculptures and films, the exhibition will introduce American audiences to Fiorini (b. 1932), one of Italy's most renowned women artists of the post-war period.
San Francisco, CA
To support residencies and creation of art works by contemporary artists on Pier 15, the Exploratorium's new home. Works by Nina Katchadourian, Raphael Lozano Hemmer, Mark Brest van Kempen, and two artist collectives, REBAR and The Lucky Dragons, will be installed on a 50,000 square foot public promenade over the water.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
To support the travelling exhibition Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Film. The exhibition will feature 150 photographs, videos, and installations by Weems (b. 1953) including fabric banners, text panels, and audio recordings that contemplate issues surrounding race, gender, class, and global justice.
Hyde Collection Trust (aka The Hyde Collection)
Glens Falls, NY
To support the traveling exhibition Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George, and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition, organized with the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum of Art, will examine the extraordinary body of work created by O'Keeffe (1887-1986) of and at Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State, a favorite rural retreat of the artist.
International Center of Photography
New York, NY
To support the exhibition The Rise and Fall of Apartheid, and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will include approximately 250 photographs, films, and ephemera that will explore the legacy of apartheid and how it defined South Africa's identity from 1948-1994, affecting even the most mundane aspects of social existence from housing, public amenities, and transportation to education, tourism, religion, and business.
Luis A. Ferre Foundation, Inc. (aka Museo de Arte de Ponce)
To support Art in Response. Artists, Luis Camnitzer and Jorge Diaz-Torres will be invited to create new work relating to the museum's world renowned European art collection.
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc. (aka MASS MoCA)
North Adams, MA
To support development of a catalogue and public programming for the Cartographer's Conundrum, an exhibition of new work by Sanford Biggers (b. 1970). The exhibition will consist of installations representing the artist's years-long investigation of his cousin, the 20th-century African American artist and scholar John Biggers (1924-2001).
Mattress Factory, Ltd.
To support a residency and exhibition of new work by female artists. The residency program will attempt to demonstrate that feminism is multi-vocal, multi-generational, and multi-cultural and will feature American artists Betsy Damon, Lorraine Leeson, Carrie Mae Weems, Ayanah Moor, Julia Cahill, and international artists Parastou Forouhar (Iran) and Teresa Margolles (Mexico).
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
To support the exhibition Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th-9th Centuries), and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition, the first presentation to synthesize Byzantine and Islamic studies of this pivotal period in the history of the eastern Mediterranean, will feature more than 250 masterworks of art from the Metropolitan's collections and additional works from private and public collections from 16 countries.
Museum Associates (aka LACMA)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the exhibition Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition, the first systematic investigation of the cultural and artistic traditions in Mesoamerica during the Post-classic period (AD 1000-1521), will extend its reach into the present day, examining the cultural complexities of the late pre-Columbian and early colonial eras in the art of the period and the enduring nature of these complexities in contemporary Mesoamerican societies.
Museum of Arts & Design
New York, NY
To support a travelling exhibition and catalogue Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 - Contemporary Native, North American, First Nations, and Inuit Art. The exhibition will showcase approximately 150 recent works created by artists in the eastern and southeastern United States and Canada.
Museum of Biblical Art
New York, NY
To support planning a travelling exhibition, Ashe to Amen: African-Americans and Biblical Imagery. The exhibition will feature approximately 60 works by 19th and 20th century artists such as Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglas, Margo Humphrey, Archibald Motley, and Harriet Powers, presenting their varied responses and explorations of biblical imagery and Christian storytelling.
Museum of Contemporary Art
To support a travelling exhibition and catalogue featuring the work of contemporary artist Rashid Johnson (b. 1977). The exhibition will survey 10 years of Johnson's work, including photographs, sculptures, videos, installations, and paintings that examine the complexities of black identity through the legacies of black intellectual and popular figures, belief systems, and historical events.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (on behalf of Glassel School of Art)
To support the Glassell School of Art's Core Residency Program. The program provides one- or two-year long residencies for artists and art scholars and comprises three components: 1) the resources, support, and environment necessary for fellows to continue to develop their practices; 2) an exhibition program designed to stimulate dialogue and experimentation; and 3) a series of visits from distinguished arts professionals who consult with fellows on their work and give public lectures.
Museum of Glass
To support the Visiting Artist Residency Program. The program provides week-long access to state-of-the-art equipment, supplies, and assistance from the Museum's Hot Shop team for as many as 24 artists from all over the world.
New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans, LA
To support Inspired By New Orleans, a multi-faceted project. A series of exhibitions, commissions, and artist lectures are planned, including a commissioned work by Dario Robleto exploring music and public ritual and a riverfront project conceived by architects David Adjaye and Michael Maltzan.
New York Historical Society
New York, NY
To support planning of The Armory Show at 100, an exhibition and catalogue that celebrates the centenary of the 1913 Armory Show. The exhibition will reassess the Armory Show with a carefully chosen group of approximately 80 to 90 works, and will include European paintings and sculpture to represent the well-known, avant-garde artists of the time, as well as the lesser-known fact that more than two-thirds of the works on view were by American artists.
New York University (on behalf of Grey Art Gallery)
New York, NY
To support an exhibition SOTO: Paris and Beyond, 1950-70, and accompanying catalogue. The first solo show of Venezuelan artist Jesus Raphael Soto (1923-2005) in New York since 1974, the exhibition will be divided into three chronologic sections.
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
To support the exhibition, George Edgar Ohr: Apostle of Individuality. Designed to be installed in the Knight Gallery, the final of five Frank Gehry-designed buildings on the four-acre campus, the exhibition will include works by Mississippi ceramic artist George Ohr (1857-1918) on loan and from the museum's collection.
Orange County Museum of Art
Newport Beach, CA
To support the exhibition 10,000 x Jack Goldstein (1945-2003) and accompanying catalogue. Organized by guest-curator Philipp Kaiser, the exhibition is the first American retrospective of the artist and will feature approximately 60 paintings, films, sculptures, installations, recordings, and ephemera.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
To support the exhibition Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis, and accompanying catalogue. The first retrospective of the American modernist Peter Blume (1906-92) since 1976, the exhibition will include 50 paintings, 80 drawings, plus sketchbooks, archival materials, and sculpture, demonstrating the artist's central role in the development of American modernism and his impact on late 20th-century narrative painting.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
To support the exhibition, Van Gogh Up Close. The exhibition will examine the innovative ways that Vincent van Gogh (1853-90) represented nature in his landscapes and still lifes, and his experimentation with perspective, point of view, and focus.
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley (on behalf of Berkeley Art Museum)
To support the exhibition Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting at the Berkeley Art Museum, and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition, of approximately 60 major paintings from public and private collections, will investigate a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history, meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the 17th and 18nth centuries.
Regents of the University of California at Los Angeles (on behalf of Hammer Museum)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the exhibition, Alina Szapocznikow: This is Not My Body at the Hammer Museum, and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will present the sculpture and works on paper of Szapocznikow (1926-73), an under-recognized 20th century Polish sculptor and WWII concentration camp survivor, who was one of the first artists (along with Eva Hesse) to manipulate the skin-like viscosity and translucence of polyester resin.
Research Foundation of the City University of New York (on behalf of Queensborough Community College Art Gallery)
New York, NY
To support the exhibition Shangaa: Art of Tanzania at the Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition, scheduled to travel to several museums in the United States and Europe, will highlight 250 abstract and expressionistic figures from the 19th century to contemporary pieces.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA
To support an exhibition featuring the work of photographer and video artist Rineke Dijkstra (b. 1959). The exhibition will feature color photographs and video installations, including new work that has never been shown, presenting Dijkstra's reexamination of portraiture in contemporary art.
Santa Monica Museum of Art
Santa Monica, CA
To support the exhibition, Mickalene Thomas: The Origin of the Universe and accompanying catalogue. Through the presentation of approximately 15 large-scale paintings, the exhibition will demonstrate how Thomas (b. 1971) employs classical genres and formal methodologies to address the politics of racial identity, female identity, subjectivity, and representation.
Seward Association for the Advancement of Marine Science (aka Alaska SeaLife Center) (Consortium)
To support an expedition and planning of the exhibition, GYRE, that will engage artists and scientists in the global problem of marine debris. In partnership with the Anchorage Museum, a group of artists including Pam Longobardi, Mark Dion, Alexis Rockman, Andrew Hughes, and Sonya Kelliher-Combs will accompany a team of scientists aboard the ship R/V Norseman in a research expedition to expose artists to the impact of marine debris on various ecosystems.
Shelley and Donald Rubin Cultural Trust
New York, NY
To support the exhibition, The Black Hat Eccentric: Artistic Visions of the Tenth Karmapa. The exhibition will be the first and exclusive viewing in the west of art works by the 10th Karmapa (1604-74), a prominent artist and revered lama, whose work sheds light on the cross-cultural exchange among China, India, and Tibet, providing a historical perspective of the sectarianism in this region of the world that is still relevant today.
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
To support the exhibition, Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China. The exhibition will include more than 85 objects including some recently excavated -- drawn from provincial museums and archaeological institutes in cities along the route of an expedition by the museum's founder, Robert Sterling Clark, more than 100 years ago.
Studio Museum in Harlem, Inc.
New York, NY
To support an artist-in-residence program. The program, targeted to emerging artists of African descent, will offer three artists studio space in the museum, a stipend, an allotment for materials, professional mentoring by curators and art critics, and an exhibition of their work.
Telfair Museum of Art, Inc. (aka Telfair Museums)
To support planning and implementation for the exhibition, Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain. The exhibition will bring together 42 of Henri's (1865-1929) works and will focus on his Spanish subjects, created between 1904 -23.
Trustees of the Walters Art Gallery (aka The Walters Art Museum)
To support the exhibition, Saints, Slaves, and Diplomats: The African Presence in Renaissance Europe. The exhibition will reveal the unexpected and multifaceted roles played, by Africans in Renaissance Europe through the presentation of 75 art works drawn from collections across the United States and Europe.
Tulane University (aka Adminstrators of the Tulane Educational Fund) (on behalf of Newcomb Art Gallery)
New Orleans, LA
To support staff salaries, consultant fees and catalogue printing costs for the exhibition, Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise. More than 250 objects from the Newcomb Art Gallery collection and loans from public and private collections will comprise the exhibition.
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (on behalf of Spencer Museum of Art)
To support Ann Hamilton + Cynthia Schira, a commission for the Spencer Museum of Art. The artists will create works focusing on their mutual interests in the role of the hand and the meanings of thread in our culture.
University of Wyoming (on behalf of University of Wyoming Art Museum)
To support an exhibition at the University of Wyoming Art Museum featuring the work of American artist Ralston Crawford (1906-78) and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will include works in a variety of media, painting, printmaking, drawing, and photography created by Crawford's methodical way of working, in which he sought to make a final, complete picture using each technique's strongest visual terms: line, composition, and/or color.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
To support the MATRIX exhibition series, featuring emerging contemporary artists. The exhibitions each documented with an artists' brochure, will be presented in a dedicated gallery, and, in the flexible spirit of the program, in other spaces inside and outside the museum.
Washington University (on behalf of Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum)
St. Louis, MO
To support the exhibition Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life 1928-1945 at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Phillips Collection, will present more than 40 paintings examining Braque's (1882-1963) lifelong exploration of the still life, an overlooked period in the career of this founding father of Cubism.
Whatcom Museum Foundation
To support the exhibition, Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012. The exhibition will examine the artistic legacy of the planet's frozen frontiers -- glaciers, icebergs, and fields of ice-- now jeopardized by climate change through the presentation of 75 works by artists such as Caspar Wolf (1735-98), Johann George Foster (1754-94), and Frederic Church (1826-1900), and contemporary artists such as Rachel Whiteread, Antony Gormley and Paul D. Miller/DJ Spooky, Stuart Klipper, Camille Seaman, and Xavier Cortada.
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
To support the exhibition Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will evaluate the entirety of DeFeo's (1929-89) career, placing her most well-known work, the four-ton, eight years in-the-making landmark painting ""The Rose"" (1958-66), in the context of four decades of output, highlighting her unconventional approach to materials, and her intensive, physical method.
Willamette University (on behalf of Hallie Ford Museum of Art)
To support Extending the Conversation, an artist residency and commissioning project at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. Designed to complement the museum's recently re-installed permanent gallery of Native American art, the commissioned artists are sculptor Joe Feddersen (Colville), Omak, WA; traditional weaver and regalia-maker Robert Kentta (Siletz), Siletz, OR, and multi-media artist Marie Watt (Seneca), Portland, OR.
Yale University (on behalf of Yale University Art Gallery)
New Haven, CT
To support the exhibition, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 with accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will explore the universal appeal and lure of Coney Island through the presentation of more than 100 artworks, including paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, posters, architectural artifacts, carousel animals, and film.
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