2008 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 13, 2007 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center
To support the A:shiwi Map Art Project. The project will bring landscape paintings by prominent Zuni artists together with language preservation.
Amigos del Museo del Barrio (aka El Museo del Barrio)
New York, NY
To support the installation of the museum's new permanent collection galleries. The installation will showcase objects ranging from pre-Columbian artifacts to contemporary works.
Arizona State University (on behalf of Art Museum)
To support an artist in residence program with contemporary Brazilian artist Paulo Nenflidio (b. 1976), with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The artist will establish a studio in a gallery at the university's art museum, where he will develop artwork in collaboration with university's art museum visitors and community groups.
Balboa Art Conservation Center
San Diego, CA
To support a postgraduate internship in paper conservation. The internship is designed to build upon a student's theoretical knowledge of conservation.
Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences (aka Brooklyn Museum of Art)
To support research and conservation of Sioux masterworks in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The objects will be prepared for a subsequent traveling exhibition, and the results of the research will be published in the exhibition catalogue.
City of El Paso, Texas
El Paso, TX
To support the El Paso Museum of Art's Art Enrichment Project. The project is a binational, bilingual program designed to research, develop, and produce a catalogue of the museum's collection of European art.
Connecticut Historical Society
To support the publication of a catalogue of a collection of prints by the Kellogg Brothers of Hartford, 1830-1880. The brothers were a pioneering and prolific, but largely unstudied, family of lithographers.
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
To support a postgraduate 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.
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Inc.
To support the Art and Community Visual Arts Residency, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. During the residencies, artists will collaborate with underserved and at-risk groups to create works of art that address issues relevant to the participants' lives.
di Rosa Preserve (aka di Rosa Preserve: Art and Nature)
To support the Collection Care Program. The project will address the long-term conservation needs of the di Rosa Preserve's collection of works by important Northern California artists through collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History at Sonoma State University.
Field Museum of Natural History (aka The Field Museum)
To support public programs surrounding Remembrances and Re-imagining: The Kwakwaka'wakw and Edward S. Curtis. At the core of the project is Curtis's newly restored 1914 silent film In the Land of the Headhunters.
Florida International University (on behalf of The Wolfsonian)
To support documentation of the Italian materials in the museum's permanent collection. The Wolfsonian has more than 6,000 items produced in Italy from the late-19th century through the mid-20th century.
Forest Hills Educational Trust
To support preservation, interpretation, and documentation of 19th-century sculpture and stone carving at Forest Hills Cemetery. The nationally significant outdoor collection located at a 250-acre Victorian cemetery, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is at extreme risk due to damage from weather and pollution.
Friends of Iolani Palace (aka Iolani Palace)
To support installation of storage equipment to re-house textiles, paintings, prints, and photographs in the permanent collection. New state of the art storage equipment will support the preservation and future use of nearly 1,000 objects.
George Washington's Fredericksburg Foundation (aka Kenmore and George Washington's Ferry Farm)
To support conservation treatment of two 18th-century portraits in Historic Kenmore's permanent collection: Fielding Lewis by John Wollaston and Fielding Lewis, Jr. by Charles Wilson Peale. The portraits are considered to be two of the most important works in the collection.
San Francisco, CA
To support a series of public programs, including demonstrations, lectures, and exhibitions, titled Bookmaking, Writing, and Art. The project explores connections between traditional bookmaking crafts and the work of contemporary artists and writers.
To support the Art Racks Project. The project will provide for increased storage capacity for safe storage of paintings on canvas, paintings on board, and oversized works on paper.
Historical Architecture Development Corporation (aka Kirkman House Museum) (Consortium)
Walla Walla, WA
To support Walla Walla Cover to Cover, an exhibition project jointly organized by the Kirkman House Museum and the Fort Walla Walla Museum. The project will examine the culturally and historically significant American traditions of coverlet weaving and quilt making.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Inc. (Consortium)
To support Gardner After Hours. The program makes the museum accessible to a younger audience for whom its regular hours (11:00 am to 5:00 pm) are not convenient.
Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum (aka Noguchi Museum)
Long Island City, NY
To support the first phase of the Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonne project. The catalogue will be the first comprehensive record of Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi's (1904-1988) work.
J.B. Speed Art Museum
To support further expansion and evaluation of the Art Explorer Project. The program uses a range of interactive experiences to engage elementary school students in a deeper level of understanding of the visual arts and the humanities.
New York, NY
To support the creation of a conservation plan for, and the documentation of, the collection of works on paper and sculpture by American artist and writer Donald Judd (1928-94). The project will lead to the eventual conservation treatment of approximately 2,300 works.
Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation
Long Beach, CA
To support KidsVisions. The project is an arts learning program for fifth-grade students in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (aka MIT) (on behalf of List Visual Art Center)
To support the conservation of a monumental mural created by American abstract painter Kenneth Noland (b. 1924) for the List Visual Art Center. The artist worked in conjunction with the world-renowned architect I.M. Pei to produce the final work.
Miami Art Museum of Dade County Association, Inc.
To support research and planning for the 2011 reinstallation of the permanent collection in the museum's new facility. The new building will be four times the size of the current space.
Mint Museum of Art, Inc.
To support the reinstallation of the permanent collection in new, expanded facilities. The expansion will increase the museum's space by approximately 60 percent.
Museum of Art, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
To support the Collections Research Initiative. The project includes installation of the Glackens Archive Gallery and Study Room, with accompanying catalogue and education programs.
Museum of Arts & Design
New York, NY
To support the organization and presentation of the exhibition Second Lives, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. Second Lives will be the inaugural exhibition of the museum's new home at 2 Columbus Circle in Manhattan.
Museum of Contemporary Art
To support a touring exhibition of the work of contemporary American artist Jenny Holzer (b. 1950). During the last 20 years, Holzer's work has been exhibited widely outside the United States but has not been the subject of a major exhibition in an American museum.
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc.
To support the touring exhibition Role Models: Photography by American Women, 1980-2005, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The ways in which female identity is constructed and mediated through the art of photography is the central theme of the exhibition.
New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
To support the publication of a catalogue of the silver collection. The collection contains more than 1,800 objects ranging in date from 1586 to 1986.
North Dakota Museum of Art
Grand Forks, ND
To support the Emptying Out of the Plains project. The project consists of commissioned works by four artists dealing with the loss of population in the region.
Pacific Asia Museum
To support the Filipino Community Initiative, with accompanying education programs. The project is intended to strengthen the museum's ties to Southern California's Filipino community and develop new ways for all audiences to access the museum's collection of Filipino art.
To support the online collection database project. The museum is digitizing its permanent collection in preparation for the launch of a searchable collections database via its Web site.
Plains Art Museum
To support an educational outreach program consisting of "Art to Touch" suitcases, posters and an enhanced website, and audience research to determine constituent needs.
Regents of the University of California at Los Angeles (on behalf of Hammer Museum)
Los Angeles, CA
To support the reinstallation of the Hammer Museum's permanent collection. The project will better interpret and present to the public the museum's collection of 16th- to 20th-century European and American art.
Rhode Island School of Design (aka RISD) (on behalf of Museum of Art)
To support the publication of a handbook of the Museum of Art's permanent collection. The book will introduce the best of the museum's ancient, Asian, American, European, and contemporary art to a general audience of students, adults, and children.
San Jose Museum of Art Association
San Jose, CA
To support a beta version of the iMuseum Permanent Collection Digital Interpretation Project. The project will consist of an online permanent collection platform that will invite audiences to experience and customize interactive interpretive material.
Spanish Colonial Arts Society, Inc.
Santa Fe, NM
To support the expansion of learning projects in traditional Hispano art forms for underserved communities in New Mexico. The project's objective is to encourage the revival and continuation of endangered Hispano art forms and practices.
Trigg-C.M. Russell Foundation, Inc. (aka C.M Russell Museum)
Great Falls, MT
To support public programs and educational outreach activities associated with the Russell Museum's exhibition The Bison: American Icon, Heart of Plains Indian Culture. The Bison is a new permanent exhibition developed to present and interpret cultural collections related to the Northern Plains Indians.
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (on behalf of Penn Museum)
To support Tlingit Artists Disseminating Knowledge. The Penn Museum will bring Tlingit master weaver and basketmaker Teri Rofkar from Alaska to Philadelphia to study and then to write a book about the museum's collection of 400 Tlingit baskets.
University of Georgia (on behalf of Georgia Museum of Art)
To support the production and publication of the Georgia Museum of Art's catalogue of its permanent collection. The museum will publish American Paintings from the Georgia Museum of Art, a comprehensive catalogue of 100 works.
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (on behalf of Spencer Museum of Art)
To support the integration of 10,000 University of Kansas items collected as ethnographic art and artifacts into the Spencer Museum of Art's permanent collection. Interweaving the objects into the context of the museum will reflect the continuum of their uses over time and facilitate conversations about collecting, display, art, people, places, and times.
University of Rochester (on behalf of Memorial Art Gallery)
To support the reinstallation of the Ancient Gallery in the Memorial Art Gallery. The project involves the design and implementation of Connecting with the Ancient World, which will reinstall the museum's collection of ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, and Mediterranean Art.
Vermont Museum & Gallery Alliance
To support the completion of the conservation stabilization of the collection of historic painted pieces of scenery in Vermont. The statewide collection of public art has been designated a "National Treasure" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
To support expansion and reinstallation of the modern and contemporary art galleries. As part of the museum's comprehensive expansion and renovation, the modern and contemporary art collection will considerably increase in visibility.
Westmoreland Museum of American Art
To support the publication of the second in a series of four permanent collection catalogues. The series is intended to replace the museum's outdated catalogue published nearly 30 years ago.
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation (aka Wing Luke Asian Museum)
To support the Wing Luke Asian Museum's Access to Cultural Arts program. The project aims to enable low-income and underserved populations to learn about and experience hands-on Asian Pacific American art.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
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