FY 2006 Grant Awards:
Visual Arts Touring
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
American Federation of Arts, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the touring exhibition Color as Field: American Painting, 1950-75, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. This will be the first major exhibition in 30 years to examine the sources, meaning, and impact of color field painting.
American Folk Art Museum
New York, NY
To support the tour of the exhibition Ancestry and Innovation: African American Art from the American Folk Art Museum, with accompanying brochure and education materials. The museum's wide-ranging collection of work by self-taught artists represents the vital contribution of African American artists to American culture.
Arizona State University
To support the touring exhibition Innovation and Change: Great Ceramics from the ASU Art Museum Collection, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition will showcase American masterworks of the studio ceramic movement from the last half of the 20th century to the present.
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 15 underserved communities in 11 states.
Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences (aka Brooklyn Museum of Art)
To support the touring exhibition Winslow Homer: Illustrating America. Although known primarily as a painter, Homer (1836-1910) was also recognized as an acute observer of American daily life which he portrayed in his engravings that were widely published in the late 19th century.
Cleveland Museum of Art
To support the touring exhibition American Photography 1850-1960, with accompanying brochures. The evolution of photography-from a scientific curiosity in the 1840s and '50s to one of the most potent forms of artistic expression in the 20th century-is particularly well-represented by the museum's American photography collection.
Friends Foundation of the California African American Museum (aka California African American Museum)
Los Angeles, CA
To support a touring exhibition of the work of self taught artist Ralph Chesse (1900-1991), with accompanying brochure and education programs. Although Chesse left behind an oeuvre of more than 900 works of art, his life and work has never been the subject of a scholarly investigation.
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Santa Fe, NM
To support the touring exhibition The Search for an American Modernism: Marsden Hartley and New Mexico, with accompanying catalogue and audio guide. Hartley (1877-1943) attempted to create a new American modernist painting style by depicting the Southwest in his work.
Luis Ferre Foundation, Inc. (aka Museo de Arte de Ponce)
To support the touring exhibition Puerto Rico in the Artistic Imagination (1785 to 1948), with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition, organized for a tour to cities with large first and second generation Puerto Ricans, will explore how the artistic vision of the island's painters evolved over nearly two centuries.
Morehead State University
To support the touring exhibition Slow Time: The Works of Charley and Noah Kinney, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition will examine the work of the late Kinney brothers, self-taught artists and musicians from Appalachia.
National Academy of Design (aka National Academy, Museum & School of Fine Art)
New York, NY
To support the touring exhibition Luminism Revisited: The Art and Collection of James A. Suydam (1819-1865), with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition will include approximately 55 significant 19th century paintings by Suydam and other better-known artists such as Frederic Church, Asher Durand, Jasper Cropsey, Sanford Gifford, and John Kensett.
Phoenix Art Museum
To support the touring exhibition Colonial New Mexico Retablos, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition, organized for a national tour, will present historic retablos from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Regents of the University of California at Davis (on behalf of Richard Nelson Gallery)
To support a touring exhibition featuring work of California Funk artists, with accompanying catalogue and educational material. A brief but important movement, California Funk grew out of the 1960s and '70s during a decade when artists Wayne Thiebaud, William T. Wiley, Manuel Neri, Roy DeForest, and Robert Arneson were all on the university's faculty.
Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc. (on behalf of High Museum of Art)
To support the touring exhibition Cecilia Beaux: American Figure Painter, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. Beaux (1855-1942) is widely regarded as the leading woman artist working in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art
To support the touring exhibition Encouraging American Genius. The exhibition will feature iconic paintings from the museum's renowned American art collection, that has not toured before.
To support the touring exhibition Modern American Watercolors and Drawings from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1900-1950, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition will include approximately 100 works on paper by America's leading artists, most notably Charles Burchfield, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Edward Hopper, and John Marin.
Number of Grants: 16 Total Amount: $1,240,000
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506