FY 2005 Grant Awards:
Access to Artistic Excellence II
Dance | Design | Folk
& Traditional Arts | Literature | Local
Media Arts | Multidisciplinary | Museums | Music | Musical Theater
Presenting | Theater | Visual Arts
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Akron Art Museum
To support the reinstallation of the permanent collection in renovated and new gallery space. The project will give visitors, for the first time, permanent access to the museum's major paintings and sculptures.
Art Institute of Chicago
To support the publication of a catalogue of the collection of French, German, Netherlandish, and Spanish paintings. The book will document the Institute's collection of works created before 1600.
Ann Arbor, MI
To support a tour of the exhibition Native Views: Influences of Modern Culture, with education and community outreach programs. Artrain will bring the exhibition to approximately 35 underserved communities in 25 states.
Asheville Art Museum Association, Inc. (consortium)
To support a series of exhibitions documenting the history of artistic innovation and experimentation at Black Mountain College (1933-1956), with accompanying publications and education programs. The project will document and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the College's closing.
Boise Art Museum
To support the purchase, installation, and data entry of a collections management system. Each entry will have an attached identification.
Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences
To support Ceremonies and Social Traditions (CST), a reinstallation of the museum's collection of indigenous art of the Americas. The project is part of seven long-term installations that constitute Living Legacies: The Art of the Americas.
Carnegie Institute (on behalf of Carnegie Museum of Art)
To support a post-graduate painting conservation fellowship. The fellow will work primarily with modern and contemporary art.
Connecticut Historical Society
To support the preparation of a catalogue manuscript for the Society's collection of Kellogg lithographs. The catalogue will shed light on the evolution of American graphic arts, and the development of American artistic taste, during the 19th century.
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
To support a post-graduate internship in paper conservation. The project will involve training in the treatment of works on paper such as drawings, prints, and watercolors as well as manuscripts, maps, photographs, parchment, and books.
Cornell University (on behalf of Johnson Museum)
To support a conservation survey of the drawings collection. The project will focus on the 200 drawings that have come into the collection since 1993.
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
To support a scholarly symposium on the challenges facing Native American contemporary artists in their creative development. The symposium will focus on societal, personal, and cultural issues that surface in the work of Native American artists.
Florida International University (on behalf of Frost Art Museum)
To support a comprehensive inventory of the collection, leading to a collection management database. The project will include research, staff training, data entry, implementation, and dissemination.
George Washington's Fredericksburg Foundation
To support the conservation of a pair of Rococo-revival frames in the permanent collection. The frames are supports for recently conserved portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lewis, who were George Washington's nephew and Martha Washington's granddaughter, respectively.
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc.
To support the computer cataloguing of the prints and paintings collections. Descriptive information and references will be verified and captured in preparation for Internet publication.
J.B. Speed Art Museum
To support the publication of a collection handbook. The book will update information on the permanent collection, last published over 20 years ago.
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA
To support the conservation treatment of paintings by Benji Okubo (1905-1975). A noted painter of Japanese ancestry, active in Los Angeles from the 1920s through the 40s, Okubo continued painting during his World War II internment at Heart Mountain, Wyoming.
Menil Foundation, Inc.
To support the touring exhibition Klee and America, with accompanying education materials. The exhibition will explore the American response to Paul Klee's (German, 1879-1940) work, and the museum's efforts to introduce Klee and other early European modernists to American audiences.
Miami Children's Museum
To support the artist-in-residence program. The program is a component of the museum's after-school program for underserved children, in collaboration with the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School.
Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts
To support the reinstallation of the Japanese galleries. The project will allow the museum to showcase more of its world-renowned Japanese collection in new gallery space.
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association
To support the publication of a catalogue of the American paintings collection. The catalogue will feature over 100 works and will be the latest and largest in the museum's ongoing publications program.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
To support the publication of a series of guidebooks highlighting areas of the museum's encyclopedic permanent collection. Each volume will introduce audiences to important works of art in an approachable manner, providing broad access to the collections.
Museum of Latin American Art
Long Beach, CA
To support implementation of a multicomponent community outreach plan and the Free Admission Fridays program. The goals of the project are to expand and diversify MoLAA's audience, and to increase museum attendance and membership.
Nelson Gallery Foundation (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)
Kansas City, MO
To support the publication of a new handbook of the permanent collection. The book is slated for publication in 2007 to coincide with the opening of the museum's new building and reinstallation of large parts of the permanent collection.
Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockridge, Inc.
To support the preservation of the collection of nitrate negatives. The project will preserve, through digital replication, the collection of negatives, which are central to the archives of one of America's most famous illustrators.
North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.
To support the reinstallation of the Egyptian galleries. The project seeks to address not only public access to, and interpretation of, the collections but also environmental and conservation concerns.
North Dakota Museum of Art
Grand Forks, ND
To support the publication of a book about the museum's history and collection. The proposed 160-page, fully illustrated book will document the history of the museum and make its collections more widely known throughout the region and the nation.
Northeast Document Conservation Center
To support a one-year internship in paper conservation. The intern will also be trained to provide technical assistance in collections care to smaller museums in the region.
Oakland Museum of California Foundation
To support the post-production of video interviews with contemporary California artists whose work is in the museum's permanent collection. The resulting videos will be used as a new educational tool in the new Gallery of California Art, planned for 2006-07.
Pacific Asia Museum
To support the reinstallation of the Japanese collection and accompanying education programs. Highlights of the Japanese collection will be installed in the first permanent gallery space devoted to Japanese art.
Salem Art Association (consortium)
To support Oregon's Artistic Heritage program. The project documents on a Web site the lives, work, and impact of two outstanding Oregon artists per year.
Seattle Art Museum
To support the reinstallation of the African art collection. The accompanying multimedia programs will offer accessibility to a variety of educational experiences dealing with the arts of African culture.
Spanish Colonial Arts Society, Inc.
Santa Fe, NM
To support the expansion of learning projects in traditional Hispanic art forms for underserved communities in New Mexico. The objective is to encourage the revival and continuation of endangered Hispano art forms and practices.
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
To support the publication of a catalogue of the 19th-century European paintings in the permanent collection. The paintings are the last major collections in an American museum to be documented in a publication.
Trustees of the Walters Art Gallery
To support a series of education and public programs to celebrate the opening of the renovated Renaissance and Baroque galleries in the original 1904 building. The programs will be designed to provide context for, and access to, interpretations of the museum's collections for various audiences.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (on behalf of Ackland Art Museum)
Chapel Hill, NC
To support the exhibition The Body of God: Encountering South Asian Sculpture in the Ackland's Permanent Collection, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The project will disseminate new scholarship about the museum's Asian art collection.
University of North Texas (on behalf of Texas Fashion Collection)
To support the Digital Preservation Project. The project involves selecting, photographing, and attaching multiple images to the Texas Fashion Collection (TFC) online catalogue, as well as creating a master file archive.
Vermont Museum & Gallery Alliance (consortium)
To support a consortium project, the Vermont Painted Curtains Project, with an accompanying symposium. In collaboration with the Southern Vermont Art Center, an exhibition drawn from Vermont's collection of more than 145 painted theater curtains will be presented.
To support MATRIX 30. The project will celebrate the anniversary of a groundbreaking contemporary arts program in a museum dedicated to traditional art.
Westmoreland Museum of American Art
To support the publication of a catalogue of works in the museum's collection. This will be the first publication to bring together the collections of paintings, works on paper, and prints that depict the industrial heritage of the southwestern Pennsylvania region.
Yellowstone Art Museum
To support the exhibition Making Connections: Modernism and Contemporary Art on the High Plains, 1945 to the Present, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. This reinstallation of works in the permanent collection will highlight the evolution of modernism in the western United States.
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