2013 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ March 8, 2012 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
American Association of Museums (aka AAM)
To support the next phase of the Reinvention of Accreditation project. The project will include the development of online communities, a strategy for accreditation as public policy, and a new peer review system.
Arizona State University (on behalf of Arizona State University Art Museum)
To support an international residency program. As many as eight artists will be commissioned to develop new collaborative art projects while "embedded" in the Roosevelt Row Arts District in downtown Phoenix, working alongside scientists, technologists, social agencies, and other community members.
New York, NY
To support the exhibition Iran Modern, 1950-1980 and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will present more than 100 works created in three decades prior to the Islamic Revolution, exploring the commonalities and differences of modernism in the West.
To support The Georges Hoentschel Collection: Between Paris and New York. For the first time in more than 50 years, this exhibition of more than 200 works of art will bring together the collection of medieval and 18th-century French objects that formed the foundation of the decorative arts collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Bellevue Arts Museum
To support a retrospective exhibition of ceramic sculptor Patti Warashina. Organized by the American Museum of Ceramic Art, the exhibition will feature Warashina's (b. 1940) prolific output, unique for its great variety in size, scale, techniques, and concepts.
Bronx Museum of the Arts
To support the exhibition and catalogue Beyond the Super Square: On the Corner of Art and Architecture, including related public programming. The exhibition will demonstrate how Latin American artists have been influenced by Latin American and Caribbean modernist architecture.
Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences (aka Brooklyn Museum)
To support a traveling exhibition and catalogue. A project of the Brooklyn Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, John Singer Sargent Watercolors will be the first expansive exhibition of Sargent's (1856-1925) watercolors in 20 years.
Buffalo Bill Memorial Association (aka Buffalo Bill Historical Center)
To support planning of the exhibition Enduring Legacies of the Great Plains, featuring works from the Paul Dyck Plains Indian Collection. The exhibition will include approximately 150 objects from this comprehensive collection, which features pre-reservation and early reservation arts and related historical materials documenting the lives and cultures of the Native people of the Great Plains.
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (aka Cathedral of Saint John the Divine)
New YOrk, NY
To support an exhibition and tour featuring the 17th-century Barberini Life of Christ tapestries. Following a 30-year conservation effort, the Cathedral will mount an unprecedented three-venue tour of these rare textiles, including two of the twelve that were burned in a fire in 2001.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
To support a survey exhibition, catalogue, and special edition poster featuring the drawings of Trenton Doyle Hancock. The exhibition of drawings, prints, and works on paper, will feature 16 years of his work, highlighting the mechanics and technique unique to Hancock's (b. 1974) drawings.
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums (aka Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
San Francisco, CA
To support the exhibition and catalogue Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966. Through the presentation of more than 100 paintings, drawings, and watercolors, the exhibition will explore Diebenkorn's (1923-93) oscillation between abstraction and figuration during the 13 years he was living in Berkeley.
Crocker Art Museum Association
To support the exhibition An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan & Their Circle and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition, featuring paintings, drawings, books, and other ephemera by Jess Collins (simply known as "Jess") (1923-2004) and the poet Duncan (1919-88) and their contemporaries, will examine how their artistic collaboration influenced a generation of artists.
DeEtte Holden Cummer Museum Foundation, Inc. (aka The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens)
To support an exhibition examining late Medieval devotional art work in relation to the museum's Mother of Sorrows (c. 1470) by the Master of the Stotteritz Altar. The artistic and devotional contexts of the painting will be explored through 21 artworks by noted 15th-century masters of Nuremberg such as Hans and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, Michael Wolgemut (the teacher of Albrecht Dürer), and the German painter/printmaker Martin Schongauer.
Denver Art Museum
To support a residency project featuring a contemporary Native American artist. Marie Watt, an Iroquois visual artist from Portland, Oregon, will work on-site in a studio setting that is both visible and accessible to museum visitors, create new work, lead workshops, and collaborate with community organizations.
Detroit Institute of Arts
To support an exhibition and catalogue featuring the work of contemporary artist Shirin Neshat (b. 1957). The exhibition will include approximately 70 photographs and 10 video installations that explore issues of freedom, international politics, gender, identity, and religion.
Dia Center for the Arts (aka Dia Art Foundation)
New York, NY
To support a traveling retrospective exhibition and catalogue featuring the work of Carl Andre. The exhibition will feature approximately 200 large and small-scale sculptures, poems, and works on paper produced by Andre (b. 1935) during the past 50 years.
Drawing Center, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a traveling retrospective exhibition Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race with accompanying catalogue. Although Price is best known for his work as a ceramic sculptor, the exhibition will present 68 of his works on paper that feature a variety of subjects that correspond to the enormous variety of Price's (1935-2012) three-dimensional works.
Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc. (aka Des Moines Art Center)
Des Moines, IA
To support a traveling exhibition and catalogue featuring the work of British sculptor Phyllida Barlow (b. 1944). The project's several components include the commission of new work by Barlow, exhibition of her works on paper, and an opportunity for the artist to organize an exhibition of works from the museum's permanent collection.
Fabric Workshop and Museum, Inc.
To support an artist-in-residence program. Artists will receive an honorarium, travel, and housing expenses and will create new work using innovative fabrics, materials, and construction techniques in experimental ways.
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc. (aka Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library)
To support the exhibition A Map in Every Place: Charting American Culture, 1750-1860. Historically significant maps will be paired with paintings, textiles, scientific instruments, and ephemera primarily from Winterthur's collections to examine the cultural and aesthetic implications of maps.
Henry Gallery Association, Inc. (aka Henry Art Gallery)
To support the exhibition Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty. The exhibition will explore the interplay between historical and contemporary representations of beauty by presenting more than 90 works by artists such as Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, E. J. Bellocq, Marsha Burns, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Curtis, Bruce Davidson, Fred Miller, Hope Sandrow, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Andy Warhol, Weegee, Carrie Mae Weems, and Garry Winogrand.
Hofstra University (on behalf of University Museum)
To support the exhibition We Hold These Truths. The exhibition will examine issues of slavery, middle passage, the abolition movement, emancipation, and American freedom through the presentation of historic and contemporary artworks as well as artifacts and ephemera by artists such as Daniel Chester French, Currier and Ives, Thomas Nast, Richard Hunt, Willie Cole, Glenn Ligon, Howardena Pindell, Betye Saar, and Kara Walker.
Honolulu Academy of Arts (aka Honolulu Museum of Art)
To support the exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams in Hawaii and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will include 13 paintings associated with O'Keeffe's (1887-1986) trip to Hawaii in 1939 to create illustrations for print advertisements for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now the Dole Company) and approximately 50 of Adams' (1902-84) photographs taken on commission for the Department of the Interior and the Bishop National Bank of Hawaii.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
To support the exhibiton The Faces of Neo-Impressionism. The exhibition will explore the character, context, and diversity of Neo-Impressionist portraiture through the presentation of approximately 45 paintings and 20 works on paper by 19 artists such as Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Maximilien Luce, Théo van Rysselberghe, Vincent van Gogh, and Jan Toorop.
International Center of Photography (aka ICP)
New York, NY
To support an exhibition featuring the work of photographer Chim (1911-56), co-founder of Magnum. The exhibition will include approximately 100 vintage black-and-white and color prints as well as original publications, contact sheets, and personal materials, placing Chim's life and work into the broader canon of documentary and humanistic photography.
International Foundation for Art Research, Inc. (aka IFAR)
New York, NY
To support publication of the IFAR Journal. The quarterly publication provides current information on issues of authenticity, ownership, theft, looting, and other scholarly, legal, and ethical issues concerning art objects.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Inc. (aka Gardner Museum)
To support the exhibition Anders Zorn: A European Artist Seduces America and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will include more than 50 paintings, photographs, and ephemera illuminating the art world of the late 19th century by comparing Zorn's (1860-1920) career on both sides of the Atlantic.
Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum (aka The Noguchi Museum)
Long Island City, NY
To support the production of a catalogue for an exhibition documenting the influence of the Chinese ink painter Qi Baishi (1864-1957) on the work of Isamu Noguchi (1904-88). The catalogue will include approximately 75 color illustrations, scholarly essays, and archival photos of China during the 1930s.
New York, NY
To support an exhibition and catalogue Marc Chagall: Years of War and Exile. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, and other ephemera from the 1930s and 1940s that address Chagall's (1887-1985) reaction to cataclysmic world events and personal losses.
Mattress Factory, Ltd.
To support the project Detroit Artists in Pittsburgh. The project will feature six site-specific installations by Detroit artists who will receive an artist's fee, travel, lodging and per diem, materials, and skilled assistance during a nine-week residency in celebration of the Mattress Factory's 35th anniversary.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Inc. (aka The Brooks)
To support a traveling exhibition and catalogue featuring the contemporary artist Marisol (b. 1930). The retrospective of approximately 50 works -- both sculptures and works on paper -- will demonstrate the artist's use of various media including bronze casting, wood carving, assemblage, plaster casts, and terra cotta.
Menil Foundation, Inc. (aka The Menil Collection)
To support an exhibition of Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze (1913-51). A leading figure in Tachisme, the European equivalent of American Abstract Expressionism, "Wols" -- as he was commonly known -- was an artist, draftsman, watercolorist, painter, and photographer active in France.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY
To support the exhibition Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom, featuring works from the years 400-800 C.E., the seminal era of the Silla Kingdom. Drawn primarily from the holdings of the National Museums of Korea, the exhibition of as many as 100 objects will include gold and jade regalia, jewelry, pottery, and other artifacts including objects from other ancient cultures found in tombs alongside the Silla treasures.
Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts (aka Minneapolis Institute of Arts)
To support the research phase for the exhibition Eugene Delacroix and Modernity. Co-organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the National Gallery, London, the exhibition will comprise approximately 70 oil paintings. In addition to Delacroix (1798- 1863), the exhibition will include works by Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Renoir, Courbet, Degas, and others.
Minnesota Museum of American Art
St. Paul, MN
To support a retrospective exhibition and catalogue of the Native American modernist George Morrison (1919-2000). The exhibition will include more than 80 artworks spanning the breadth of Morrison's career, from his early figurative drawings and regionalist paintings of the 1940s to the monumental abstract landscapes and wood sculptures of the 1970s, and his late 20th-century drawings and paintings.
Montclair Art Museum
To support the exhibition Americans in the Armory Show: A Centennial Celebration, honoring the 100th anniversary of the show, and an accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will feature as many as 53 works by American artists and is designed to enlist new scholarship and challenge the notion that the American work in the original exhibition was provincial.
Museum Associates (aka Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA))
Los Angeles, CA
To support the exhibition Chinese Paintings from Japanese Collections and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition, featuring as many as 40 works of the Tang, Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties owned by Japanese museums and Buddhist temples, will be the first exhibition in America to explore the history of collecting Chinese paintings in Japan.
Museum of Biblical Art
New York, NY
To support the 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, Harriet Powers, Willie Birch, and Michael Cummings, presenting their varied responses and explorations of biblical imagery and Christian storytelling.
Museum of Contemporary Art (aka MCA)
To support an installation project in both Kassel, Germany, and Chicago by the artist Theaster Gates. Known for creating art works that explore architectural and social rejuvenation using recycled and repurposed materials, Gates (b. 1973) will present his work at the international sculpture exhibition Documenta in Kassel (held every five years), and subsequently in Chicago at the MCA.
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
To support a retrospective exhibition and catalogue featuring the work of abstract painter Jack Whitten. The exhibition, covering a prolific 50-year career, will include 60 paintings and a selection of drawings to provide a full picture of Whitten's (b. 1939) innovations as an abstractionist.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (aka MFAH) (on behalf of Glassell 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 Fine Arts, Houston (aka MFAH)
To support the exhibition American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will explore how West (1738-1820) and Copley (1738-1815) were innovators, painting contemporary events ripped from the headlines, not the more typical mythological or biblical subject matter.
Nelson Gallery Foundation (aka The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)
Kansas City, MO
To support the exhibition Impressionist France: Le Gray to Monet with an accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will explore the relationship between landscape and national identity reflected in paintings and photographs (circa 1850-1880) and will include 120 works organized in sections that explore different types of landscape including modern cityscapes, monuments, rural and farm life, railroads and factories, mountains, and marine views.
New Museum of Contemporary Art (aka New Museum)
New York, NY
To support an exhibition and catalogue featuring contemporary performance artist and sculptor Chris Burden (b. 1946). The exhibition will survey 40 years of Burden's work an exploration of the urban landscape, the military industrial complex, feats of engineering, and transportation networks, and will include installations on the faҫade, terraces, and roof of the museum's building in the Bowery section of Manhattan.
New York University (on behalf of Grey Art Gallery)
New York, NY
To support the exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. Originally curated by Valerie Cassell Oliver at the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, the exhibition examines more than five decades of performance art by artists such as Benjamin Patterson, Sanford Biggers, Renee Cox, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Lyle Ashton Harris, Dave McKenzie, Adrian Piper, Danny Tisdale, and Xaviera Simmons.
Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, Inc.
To support planning and development of an exhibition and catalogue that explores Edward Hopper's 20-year career as an illustrator. The project will support curatorial research and travel, checklist development, securing contracts and loan agreements, writer and design fees for the catalogue, and photo services.
Oakland Museum of California Foundation
To support the traveling exhibition Moving Pictures: The Life and Work of Hung Liu, (b. 1948) featuring work by the contemporary Chinese American artist. The exhibition of approximately 60 paintings, as well as personal ephemera, photographs, and installations, demonstrates how the artist uses archival materials to explore issues of collective memory and how Chinese history has been preserved through material culture.
Orange County Museum of Art
Newport Beach, CA
To support the retrospective exhibition Siah Armajani: Citizen Artist and accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will examine different aspects of Armajani's (b. 1939) career including his early conceptual works, studio-based sculpture, public art projects (bridges, reading rooms, gardens), and large-scale indoor and outdoor installations.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
To support the exhibition Fernand Leger and the Modern City. The exhibition will examine how Leger (1881-1955) challenged traditional notions of painting with other forms of cultural production central to the public life of the modern city, such as graphic and advertising design, theater, film, and architecture.
To support the exhibition Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life: 1928-1945. Organized in collaboration with the Kemper Art Museum, the exhibition will provide new insight into the artistic process and critical reception of the great French modernist Georges Braque (1882-1963) through a study of his still life paintings during an important though long overlooked period of his career.
Queens Museum of Art
To support an exhibition featuring work by contemporary artists inspired by Panorama, the large-scale model of New York City built in 1964 for the World's Fair. The exhibition will combine new commissions with existing works by artists such as Chris Burden, Tavares Strachan, Tacita Dean, Liz Glynn, Pak Sheung Chuen and Ahmet Ogut in response to Panorama.
Regents of the University of California at Los Angeles (on behalf of Hammer Museum)
Los Angeles, CA
To support a retrospective exhibition featuring the artist Llyn Foulkes (b. 1934). The exhibition of approximately 150 artworks will include assemblage, rock and landscape paintings, and his more recent tableau works of found objects, clothing, and paint.
Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago
To support an exhibition featuring R.H. Quaytman (b. 1961), a contemporary artist who works predominantly with silkscreen on wood panels. The artist, whose work responds directly to the space in which it is made, will work with the Renaissance Society's historic archive to develop source material, using images, publications, and correspondence dating back to 1915.
Seattle Art Museum
To support a traveling exhibition and catalogue featuring the work of Robert Davidson, a Haida artist from British Columbia. (The Haida are indigenous people from British Columbia in Canada.) The exhibition will feature approximately 45 paintings, sculptures, and prints---bold abstract works that build upon Davidson’s (b. 1946) earlier, more traditional influences.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (aka Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)
New York, NY
To support the exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground and accompanying catalogue. Gutai is a Japanese collective that was active in the latter half of the 20th century. The exhibition will explore Gutai's unique approach to materials, process, and performance, showcasing approximately 120 objects that demonstrate the group's radical experimentation across media and styles from 1954 to 1972.
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.
University of Chicago (on behalf of Smart Museum)
To support the exhibition SAHMAT Collective: Art and Activism in India Since 1989. The Delhi-based group, formed in response to the brutal death of artist and activist Safdar Hashmi (1954-89), creates artwork that addresses artistic freedom and secular, egalitarian values.
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. Both Hamilton (b. 1956) and Schira (b. 1934) will create works focusing on their mutual interests in the role of the hand and the meanings of thread in our culture.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (on behalf of Museum of Art)
Ann Arbor, MI
To support a traveling exhibition documenting the influence of the Chinese ink painter Qi Baishi (1864-1957) on the work of Isamu Noguchi (1904-88). The exhibition will feature drawings by Noguchi and ink painting and calligraphic works by Qi.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (aka Wadsworth Atheneum)
To support the exhibition Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy. This exhibition is the first East Coast exhibition in more than 25 years to explore the impact that Caravaggio (1571-1610) had on artists throughout Europe. It will consist of approximately thirty paintings, divided into sections that reflect a cross section of genre, portraiture, history subjects, and religious scenes.
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
To support an exhibition and catalogue examining the drawings of Edward Hopper (1882-1967). The exhibition will be culled from the museum's collection, a vast archive rarely sold or exhibited in the artist's lifetime.
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