2007 Save America's Treasures Grants
The following Save America's Treasures grants are being supported
by the Arts Endowment.
Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami
The outdoor sculpture at Vizcaya, a National Historic Landmark that
preserves the estate of International Harvester Vice President James
Deering, consists of a range of extraordinary objects including a
2nd century AD Roman altar, 17th and 18th century Italian figural
sculpture, and works commissioned for Vizcaya from 20th century artist
Gaston Lachaise. The collection is currently in a state of severe
deterioration due to the effects of recent hurricanes in South Florida.
Funds will be used to conserve up to 140 artifacts in the collection.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Recorded Sound Collection, Detroit Symphony
Dating back to 1922, the recordings of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
capture the history of the city, of orchestral and jazz music in the
20th-century, and of African-American musicians. Current storage conditions
are leading to deterioration of the magnetic tape, therefore funds will
be used to implement preservation and conservation strategies to save
these important recordings.
Four Dances Choreographed by Martha Graham, Dance Notation Bureau, New
Four dances: Primitive Mysteries, Diversion of Angels, Appalachian Spring,
and Lamentation, will be preserved using labanotation. This method of
recordation documents the original work and allows it to be staged multiple
times using the choreographer’s original version rather than working
from oral traditions.
The New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein Collection, Philharmonic-Symphony
Society of New York
The Leonard Bernstein Multi-Media Collection includes materials from
his tenure at the New York Philharmonic and encompasses nearly 50 years
from his 1943 conducting debut until his death in 1990. The collection
is comprised of his conducting scores, marked orchestral parts, work
papers, as well as photographs, radio broadcasts, and television broadcasts.
Funds will be used for conservation of these items, and digitization
of the collection to allow for greater access.
Southworth and Hawes Daguerreotype Collection, George Eastman House,
The George Eastman House holds this historically significant and aesthetically
unparalleled collection of daguerreotypes by American masters of the
medium, Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes. This grant
will fund the stabilization, re-housing, and improvements to public access
for this nationally significant collection.
J. Alden Weir Collection at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art,
Julian Weir was one of the organizers of a leading group of 19th-century American
Impressionists. His influential body of work is now housed at the Brigham Young
Museum of Art and consists of portraits and landscapes by Weir, as well as work
from other American Impressionists. The collection is currently in poor condition
and this grant will help conserve and properly store the paintings.
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