Visual Arts: FY 2009 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
Access to Artistic Excellence
| Access to Artistic Excellence II
| American Masterpieces: Visual Arts Touring |
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
American Masterpieces: Visual Arts Touring
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art
Fort Worth, TX
To support the touring exhibition American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition will demonstrate how American photographers in the 1930s reinvented the documentary genre.
Craft in America, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
To support the touring exhibition Craft in America: The Creative Continuum. The exhibition will present a broad cross section of objects, materials, and makers from diverse geographic, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
En Foco, Inc.
To support the touring exhibition En Foco/In Focus: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. This will be the first time the public will have access to En Foco's collection of more than 600 photographs.
International Arts & Artists, Inc.
To support the touring exhibition Man Ray, African Art and the Modernist Lens, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition examines the role Man Ray's (1890-1976) photographs of African art played in the process by which African objects came to be perceived as the stuff of modern art.
Maine State Museum
To support the touring exhibition Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing and Costume. The exhibition will focus on the little known, traditional textile arts of the Wabanaki peoples from the prehistoric period to the late 19th century.
To support a touring exhibition of Midwestern modernist art, with accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will highlight the artistic tradition of a region of the country often overlooked in discussions of the development of modernism in the United States.
Mid-America Arts Alliance (aka M-AAA) (on behalf of ExhibitsUSA)
Kansas City, MO
To support the touring exhibition Sketches to Steel: The Design Process of Sculptor Albert Paley, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition, organized by M-AAA's ExhibitsUSA, presents an overview of Paley's (b. 1944) design processes for both his site-specific projects and his studio work.
Morehead State University (on behalf of Kentucky Folk Art Center)
To support a touring exhibition of the work of contemporary African American artist LaVon Van Williams, with accompanying catalogue. The exhibition is being organized by the university's Kentucky Folk Art Center.
Museum of Photographic Arts (aka MoPA)
San Diego, CA
To support the touring exhibition Expanding the Family of Man: Masters of "Sixties" Photography, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition expands on American photographer Edward Steichen's groundbreaking 1955 show of works by photographers from around the world that examined commonalities in the lives of people from different countries and cultures.
New York State Historical Association (aka NYSHA)
To support a touring exhibition of masterpieces of Native American art from NYSHA's Fenimore Art Museum, with accompanying catalogue and family guide. The exhibition will be drawn from the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of more than 800 works donated to the museum in 1993.
Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc. (on behalf of High Museum of Art)
To support a touring exhibition of the work of contemporary African American artist Radcliffe Bailey (b.1968), with accompanying catalogue and education programs. High Museum of Art's exhibition will highlight the Atlanta-based artist's continual experimentation with diverse forms as it examines how African art influences his work.
Springfield Library & Museums Association (on behalf of Springfield Art Museums)
To support the touring exhibition The Legacy of Currier and Ives: Shaping the American Spirit, with accompanying catalogue. The exhibition will explore the impact the Currier and Ives lithographic printing firm had on 19th-century American society and culture.
Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (aka The Corcoran)
To support the touring exhibition Sargent and the Sea, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition will focus for the first time on American artist John Singer Sargent's (1856-1925) marine paintings, watercolors, and drawings.
University of New Mexico Main Campus
To support the touring exhibition Impressive Impressions: Fifty Years of Tamarind Lithographs, with accompanying catalogue. The parameters of and artists' accessibility to printmaking in general and lithography in particular have expanded significantly due in part to the creative and educational activities provided by Tamarind.
Number of Grants: 14 Total Amount: $1,025,000
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
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