2012 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ August 11, 2011 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
To support pre-production costs of SUNDIALS PART 1, the first of a two-volume catalogue documenting the museum's sundial collection. Part of the Adler's collection of sundials will be described including physical characteristics, unique details, astronomically significant features, connections to popular culture, artistic flourishes, and provenance.
Art Education for the Blind, Inc. (aka Art Beyond Sight)
New York, NY
To support development by Art Beyond Sight of a pilot certification program to address museum efforts for inclusion of audiences with disabilities. The project, developed in consultation with museum studies graduate programs, includes a formal needs assessment, development of curricula based on the assessment, piloting at six universities, evaluation of the curricula's effectiveness, and publication and dissemination of the results.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc.
To support reinstallation of the museum's American art collection. The collection, which is the largest in Maryland and one of the finest on the East Coast, will be reinstalled in the newly outfitted galleries originally designed in 1929 by American architect John Russell Pope.
To support production of a catalogue documenting the museum's Henri Matisse (1869-1954) collection. The catalogue will document 59 works from nearly every phase of Matisse's impressive and varied oeuvre assembled by Albert C. Barnes between 1912-49.
Birmingham Museum of Art, Members
To support the reinstallation of the museum's African collection. To be organized geographically, the new installation will feature approximately 140 objects, including masks, figure sculpture, musical instruments, furniture, ritual objects, metal arts, textiles, clothing, and costume, as well as contemporary work.
Boise Art Museum, Inc.
To support community outreach performances and programs in conjunction with the exhibition Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth. Cave (b. 1959), both a sculptor and performer, is known for his elaborate wearable sculptures of available materials or "Soundsuits," so named because of the sounds they make when in motion.
Carnegie Institute (on behalf of Andy Warhol Museum)
To support the exhibition Factory Direct: Pittsburgh, and accompanying outreach programs. The museum will invite 15 artists to be in residence at Pittsburgh factories of their choice; proposed artists include Chakaia Booker (USA), Tomoko Sawada (Japan), Orlan (France), Mark Neville (Scotland), Thorsten Brinkmann (Germany), Edgar Orlaineta (Mexico), Sarah Oppenheimer (USA), Fabrizio Gerbino (Italy), Dee Briggs (USA), Jeanette Doyle (Irleand), Ann Hamilton (USA), William Earl Kofmehl III (USA), Ryan McGinness (USA), Leslie Hewitt (USA), and Todd Eberle (USA).
Chrysler Museum of Art
To support restoration, installation, and re-interpretation of two classical statues. Once part of the collection of Vincenzo Giustiniani (1564-1637), the Roman 1st century A.D. statues are of outstanding quality and, because of their provenance, of significant importance to the history of collecting and taste.
City of El Paso, Texas (on behalf of El Paso Museum of Art)
El Paso, TX
To support audience engagement initiatives for the exhibition Rembrandt, Rubens, and Golden Age Painting in Europe, 1600-1800 at the El Paso Museum of Art. The exhibition will be enhanced through the development of a docent guided tour component and concert performances featuring music of the period for K-12 school students, as well as additional concerts and lectures for university students and the general public.
Connecticut Historical Society
To support the digitizing and cataloguing of painting for The Artist and the Connecticut Landscape. Part of Connecticut History Online digital library, the project will involve digitization and cataloguing of 500 paintings from the Colonial Period through the early 20th century from the collections of Connecticut art museums such as the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, the New Britain Museum of American Art, and the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford.
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
To support a post-graduate internship in paper conservation. The intern will be provided 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.
Currier Museum of Art
To support the fourth phase of a Collections Access Project. Focusing on the museum's European and contemporary art holdings, this phase will include the drafting and online publishing of 100 illustrated entries including recent acquisitions.
Duke University (on behalf of Nasher Museum of Art)
To support Words & Pictures, a Nasher Museum of Art education program. The program will include free visual arts and language arts curriculum customized for K-12 under-performing schools in the City of Durham public school system.
Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc. (aka Des Moines Art Center)
Des Moines, IA
To support educational programming related to the Des Moines Art Center's exhibition Leslie Hewitt: Untitled (Structures). A contemporary American artist, Hewitt's (b. 1977) work is conceptually-based and explores how photographs create meaning and history. Her work came about through her interpretation of hundreds of Civil Rights-era photographs in The Menil Collection in Houston.
San Francisco, CA
To support Bookmaking, Writing, and Art, a series of demonstrations, lectures, and exhibitions. The programming will explore the connections between traditional bookmaking crafts and the work of writers and artists, and will take place in a unique historic working type foundry and letterpress, the nation's only remaining such operation.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
To support the cataloguing, digitizing, and documentation of the museum's Hewitt Collection. The collection includes 78 two-dimensional works by 20th-century African American artists such as Romare Bearden, Margaret Burroughs, Jonathan Green, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Ann Tanksley, and Henry Tanner.
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc. (aka Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library)
To support the digitization of the museum's collection of works of art on paper. The project will digitize 4,000 individual objects in the collection which includes important 18th- and 19th-century maps, watercolors, drawings, silhouettes, fraktur (both a style of lettering and a highly artistic and elaborate illuminated folk art), and other paper arts.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
To support conservation and documentation of the museum's Western European contemporary design collection. The project will enable the museum to display approximately 350 objects from a variety of media, including furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, and product design in a reconfigured 9,000 square foot gallery space.
Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum (aka The Noguchi Museum)
Long Island City, NY
To support conservation of drawings by Isamu Noguchi (1904-85). These rarely seen works on paper have been inaccessible to researchers, curators, and the public at large; once conserved, they will shed important light on Noguchi's working process.
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA
To support Giant Robot Artists' Entourage, a series of public outreach activities in conjunction with the museum's exhibition Giant Robot III. The project includes the implementation of a series of arts workshops, presented both to the public onsite and in two Los Angeles County high schools; development of an accompanying curriculum; a series of artist-guided public programs; and the installation of selected student artwork.
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
To support Sin Fronteras (Without Borders): Building Community Connections Through Craft Art. An exhibition and community art education project targeted to Louisville's Latino population, the project will include art-making workshops, lectures, artist residencies, and an art exhibition.
Laumeier Sculpture Park
St. Louis, MO
To support conservation of Untitled, 1984, a major work by Donald Judd (1928-94). The three eight-foot square, 10,000-pound concrete cubes that comprise the work will be cleaned, treated for erosion remediation, patched, and resealed by a professional conservator in consultation with the Judd Foundation.
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
To support the education program titled Art on Tour. The program will combine in-school exhibitions of works in the museum's permanent collection with multidisciplinary lesson plans and subsidized field trips to the museum.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Inc.
To support the museum's Art Therapy Access program. Targeted to at-risk youth, adults, and families and undertaken in partnership with Memphis-based social service organizations and licensed art therapists, the program will combine art making and the unique environment of the museum to facilitate interactive group experiences.
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association (aka Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts)
To support an exhibition of work by glass artist and Alabama-native Stephen Rolfe Powell (b. 1951). The exhibition of approximately 50 pieces will be accompanied by a brochure (with essay by Studio Glass expert Peter Morrin) and an array of interpretive programs conducted on site and online.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (aka MFA, Boston)
To support the Korean Collection Access Initiative. The two-pronged project will include publication of a collection catalogue and the reinstallation of the museum's world-class Korean collection in a new 1,200-square-foot gallery space.
Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, CA
To support a photographic outreach initiative targeted to senior citizens. The program includes a hands-on photography course, museums tours, and an off-site lecture that enables the participants to develop new technical, aesthetic, and critical-thinking skills.
Nelson Gallery Foundation (aka The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)
Kansas City, MO
To support digitization of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's photography collection. More than 8,400 photographs that encompass the medium's history from 1839 to the present by artists such as Southworth & Hawes, Mathew Brady, Edward Muybridge, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Harry Callahan, and Diane Arbus will be digitized through Rapid Imaging and made accessible online.
Oakland Museum of California Foundation
To support the digitization and interpretation of the museum's photography collection of works by Andrew J. Russell (1830-1902). The collection, which documents the building of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, will be catalogued, cleaned, re-housed, and made accessible through an online exhibition.
Pacific Asia Museum
To support the creation of digital audio tours of the museum's permanent collections. These tours, to be delivered to the public via cell phone and the Internet, will be available in English, Chinese, and Korean.
Penobscot Marine Museum
To support a series of exhibitions throughout the state of Maine featuring historic photographs taken between 1909 and the 1940s. The images are real-photo postcards from the glass plate archive of the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, formed in 1909 by an enterprising mariner.
Plains Art Museum
To support the creation of a public art work. Sculptors Rob Fischer (b. 1968) and Kevin Johnson (b. 1960) will transform the grounds of a decommissioned coal-fired electrical power plant in Moorhead, Minnesota, directly across the Red River from Fargo.
Portland Art Museum
To support the Northwest Art Initiative. Designed to offer national and international exposure of Northwest artists, the project includes digitization and dissemination of works from its permanent collection comprised of objects from the 19th century to the present, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, crafts, prints, drawings, video, and installation works.
Proprietors of the Boston Athenaeum (aka The Boston Athenaeum)
To support the American Painting and Sculpture Project at the Boston Athenaeum. Through this effort, the Athenaeum will document, photograph, and make widely available images and detailed information about its historic collections of American painting and sculpture.
Reynolda House, Inc. (aka Reynolda House Museum of American Art)
To support the final phase of a collections database project. This phase will include creation and enhancement of 500 content-rich records and professional digital photography of 150 fine and decorative art objects.
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego, CA
To support an art-making residency. Targeted to teenagers from a culturally diverse community in Southeast San Diego, the program will include visits to three different San Diego museums -- the Museum of Art, the Timken Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art -- and will allow the teens to work in a studio environment with three professional artists from their own neighborhood.
Scripps College (on behalf of Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery)
To support conservation of Chinese textiles from the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. The seven art works, dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, will be conserved off-site using traditional and modern conservation techniques.
SITE Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM
To support audience engagement initiatives related to an exhibition featuring works by international contemporary artists. The exhibition explores the various ways we construct and perceive reality in our everyday lives, as we struggle to deal with unprecedented technological changes and global social upheaval made manifest in the works of artists such as Ai Weiwei, Iñigo Manglano Ovalle, Eve Sussman, Vik Muniz, Eva and Franco Mattes, and Pierre Huyghe.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (on behalf of University Museum of Contemporary Art)
To support a symposium, commissioning of art works, and an exhibition exploring the contemporary relevance of W.E.B. Du Bois at the University Museum of Contemporary Art. Designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Du Bois' death and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the project will examine his influence on social justice, women's rights, higher education, the arts, political action, and environmentalism.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (on behalf of University of Michigan Museum of Art)
Ann Arbor, MI
To support the integration of multimedia interpretive materials into the University of Michigan Museum of Art's galleries. This project has two main components: 1) the migration of existing original digital content to iOS devices (iPod Touches and iPads) for both individual visitor and group tour use; and 2) a multimedia storytelling project that engages community members to document their experiences with the collection.
University of Rochester (on behalf of Memorial Art Gallery)
To support conservation treatment of drawings and an oil on canvas by the artist Carl W. Peters (1897-1980) from the collection of the Memorial Art Gallery. The conservation and research of the preparatory drawings, made for 13 extant Works Progress Administration murals in Rochester, will be included in an online exhibition and will lay the groundwork for future exhibition and collaborative programming opportunities.
University of South Florida (on behalf of USF Contemporary Art Museum)
To support the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum's development of the traveling exhibition UnCommon Practice: Graphicstudio. To be undertaken in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art (where the exhibition will be held), the exhibition will highlight editions and special projects created by artists in the 45-year history of the University's Graphicstudio.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
To support ArtSmarts, the museum's educational outreach program. The program, designed as a hands-on, repeat-visit classroom experience in the visual arts, brings museum staff and undergraduate and graduate Art Education interns from Virginia Commonwealth University to designated Richmond City Public School system elementary and middle schools for weekly visits.
Wichita State University (on behalf of Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art)
To support the second phase of an effort to conserve a Joan Miro (1893-1983) mural at the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art. The mural was commissioned in 1978 by the museum for its facade; 33 years of exposure to extreme weather in Kansas has taken its toll on the 26'x58' glass-and-marble mosaic.
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation (aka Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific America)
To support development of a digital media tour of the museum's galleries. Visitors will be able to instantly obtain information about permanent art installations by scanning the barcode with a compatible camera-enabled phone, web-enabled device, or with an iPod touch loaned free-of-charge by the museum.
Wisconsin Children's Center, Inc. (aka Madison Children's Museum, Inc.)
To support Plaza Landmark Art, a public art commissioning project. To be undertaken in partnership with the Rotary Club of Madison and the Madison Arts Commission, the museum will commission an iconic public art piece that will draw visitors downtown and serve as the centerpiece of an annual family festival.
Worcester Art Museum (aka WAM)
To support Teen Artists @ WAM. The project consists of two elements: a non-competitive, sequential art class with students working with artist-mentors and the museum's collection, and a competitive art-making event in which nominated students from throughout Massachusetts will work with professional artists to create large-scale installations during a two-day period.
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