2007 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 14, 2006 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Amarillo Art Center Association (aka Amarillo Museum of Art)
To support the exhibition Amarillo Biennial 600: Clay, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition will be curated from works submitted by artists living within a 600-mile radius of Amarillo.
American Folk Art Museum
New York, NY
To support a new collections management system. The system will integrate collections records with a Web-based, database-driven publishing system.
American Visionary Art Museum (aka AVAM) (Consortium)
To support the Body and Soul public lecture series. In collaboration with the Maryland Science Center, the project will merge the best historic and cutting edge scientific thinking with the work of visionary artists from around the world whose art is fueled by their personal faith.
Amigos del Museo del Barrio (aka El Museo del Barrio)
New York, NY
To support public programs in conjunction with the exhibition El Museo Bienial: The (S) Files/The Selected Files. The programs will include artist talks and panel discussions, live performances, a new Latino film and video showcase, open studios, family and community events, and educator programs and resources.
Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services Access (aka ACCESS)
To support a photography training program at Munger Middle School in Detroit. The objective of the project is to initiate a cross-cultural dialogue and joint learning experience among a diverse group of youth through photography and technical skill-building.
Art Education for the Blind, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a conference titled Art Beyond Sight II: Multi-modal Approaches to Museum Learning. The conference will explore the importance of learning modalities other than vision such as audio, kinetic, and tactile sensibilities.
Artrain, Inc. (aka Artrain USA)
Ann Arbor, MI
To support the tour of the exhibition Human Form, with accompanying catalogue and education programs and materials. Artrain will bring the exhibition to underserved communities nationwide from 2008 through 2010.
Birmingham Museum of Art
To support the publication of a catalogue of the museum's collection of 19th-century decorative cast iron art. The catalogue will serve as the authoritative resource on German decorative cast iron art.
Carnegie Institute (on behalf of Andy Warhol Museum)
To support the conservation treatment of American artist Andy Warhol's (1928-87) magnetic media collection. The video- and audiotapes are the Andy Warhol Museum's highest conservation priority due to the unstable nature of the material and the specialized expertise required to care for it.
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
New York, NY
To support a textile conservation internship. The project is part of the overall conservation of the cathedral's collection of twelve 17th-century Barberini tapestries depicting scenes from the life of Christ.
Cleveland Museum of Art
To support the phased reinstallation of the museum's permanent collection. This phase will provide visitors with new access to the Armor Court as well as the collection of Old Master paintings, American art, and decorative arts.
Columbus Museum of Art
To support the Art Matters Collection project. The project will prepare the bulk of the collection for transport to safe, climate-controlled, off-site storage during a major expansion and renovation of the museum's campus.
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (aka CCAHA)
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.
Contemporary Arts Center
To support the exhibition Graphic Content: Contemporary and Modern/Art and Design. Mid-century design and painting, with an emphasis on Cincinnati-based artists, will be paired and contrasted with contemporary works by artists of several younger generations.
Crocker Art Museum Association
To support the conservation of major paintings in the museum's permanent collection. The project precedes the reinstallation of the collection in expanded gallery space in 2009.
Currier Museum of Art
To support the reinstallation of the American decorative arts collection. The project is part of a comprehensive reinstallation of the American and European collections in an expanded museum facility.
Dallas Museum of Art
To support the digitization and documentation of the works on paper collection. The collection represents approximately one-fourth of the museum's collection of 21,000 works of art.
Delaware Art Museum
To support the reinstallation of the Bancroft collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. The collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of 19th-century British art in the United States.
di Rosa Preserve
To support the Collection Care Program. The program will address the long-term conservation needs of the Preserve's collection of works by important Northern California artists through a collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History at Sonoma State University.
Dia Center for the Arts (aka Dia Art Foundation)
New York, NY
To support the publication of an anthology of new writing on the work of American artist Agnes Martin (1921-2004). Dia's collection of Martin's work comprises some 20 paintings, ranging from her formative early works to more recent canvases.
Friends of the Japanese House and Garden
To support conservation of the Japanese House in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. The house is the only authentic Japanese structure situated in a Japanese garden in America.
Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc. (aka Georgia Trust)
To support a conservation survey to determine the appropriate treatment of deteriorating interior decorative finishes at Hay House in Macon, Georgia. Hay House is considered one of the nation's most advanced mid-19th century residences based on style, craftsmanship, and technology.
San Francisco, CA
To support Bookmaking, Writing, and Art, a series of public programs including demonstrations, lectures, and exhibitions. The project explores connections between traditional bookmaking crafts and the work of contemporary artists and writers.
International Arts & Artists, Inc.
To support the touring exhibition Art of Africa: Objects from the Collection of Warren Robbins, with accompanying education programs and materials. The exhibition is on loan from the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication in Washington, DC.
Miami-Dade County (on behalf of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens)
To support a provenance research project. The Vizcaya Museum will conduct in-depth research for a two-year period on the provenance of its Mendel Collection
Mint Museum of Art, Inc. (aka Mint Museums)
To support the publication of a catalogue of the works of British-born American artist, illustrator, and author Clare Veronica Hope Leighton (1898-1989). The catalogue will correspond with an exhibition of a significant collection of Leighton's works recently donated to the Mint.
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association (aka Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts)
To support documentation of the museum's American works on paper collection. The goal of the project is to make all the information available on the museum's Web site.
Museum of Arts & Design (aka Museum of Arts and Design)
New York, NY
To support the second phase in the Online Collection Database (OCD) project. This phase entails the photographing and digitization of approximately 1,100 objects.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (aka MOCA)
Los Angeles, CA
To support an exhibition and catalogue surveying the museum's permanent collection. The collection includes significant and influential works of art from the post-war period to the present day, representing many important artists in considerable depth.
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Culver City, CA
To support the production of a film titled The Great Eclipse. The project is a collaboration with the Kabinet, an art/science collective based in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Museum of Modern Art (aka MoMA)
New York, NY
To support the installation of a selection of works from the photography collection in the new Edward Steichen Photography Galleries, with accompanying education programs. Comprising approximately 25,000 works, the collection spans the history of the medium.
Museum of the Southwest
To support conservation treatment of works in the museum's permanent collection. The project will focus on prints by Native American artist Woody Crumbo (1912-1989) and works in the museum's sculpture park.
National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (aka NATHPO)
To support the Tribal Museum Leadership Institute. The week-long conference will provide training for as many as 30 tribal museum directors and staff and address issues including interpretation, collections management, institutional development, and fundraising.
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New York, NY
To support Museum as Hub, with accompanying education programs. The project will include a range of programs, such as artist residencies in a dedicated space within the museum, Web-based projects, artist forums, and off-site partner programs.
North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc. (aka NCMA)
To support The Art of Collaboration, an arts education initiative. The museum will collaborate with two middle schools to design innovative teacher training and curriculum planning tools to promote integrated instruction of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
Northeast Document Conservation Center (Consortium)
To support a one-year internship in paper conservation. In collaboration with the New England Museum Association, the project also will provide intern training in collections care to smaller museums in the region.
Orange County Museum of Art (aka OCMA)
Newport Beach, CA
To support the exhibition Collection Histories/Collective Memories: Post War Experiments and Experience, with accompanying education programs. This project will be the second in a series of three exhibitions focused on the museum's permanent collection.
Pacific Asia Museum
To support the reinstallation of the museum's Chinese art collection, and accompanying education programs. The project is another phase in the museum's overall reinstallation program.
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley (on behalf of University Art Museum)
To support the Open Museum Project at the University Art Museum. The project consists of a series of innovative digital media programs intended to engage audiences as participants and demonstrate a national model for the open museum of the 21st century.
Scottsdale Cultural Council (aka Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts) (on behalf of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art)
To support Art Start, an educational community arts program of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. The project features an interactive art curriculum including tours and gallery activities to serve children from underserved schools.
Scripps College (on behalf of Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery)
To support conservation treatment of 14th-18th century Chinese paintings in the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery's collection. After treatment, the works will be used in an exhibition focusing on the methods employed in the conservation of delicate textiles and works on paper.
Smith College (on behalf of Museum of Art)
To support the exhibition African Beaded Art: Power and Adornment, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The project is the first to address African beaded art as a cross-cultural study, rather than focusing on the artistic production of one or two regions.
Spanish Colonial Arts Society, Inc. (aka SCAS)
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.
Textile Conservation Workshop, Inc.
South Salem, NY
To support a master apprenticeship for in-depth training in textile conservation. As part of a regional conservation laboratory, the apprenticeship program fills a gap not covered by formal conservation courses in graduate school programs.
Triton Museum of Art
Santa Clara, CA
To support the Permanent Collection Maintenance and Preservation project. The project will focus on properly maintaining the museum's Native American collection.
Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art
To support the re-installation of the museum's collection of American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, with accompanying education programs. The museum will designate a number of galleries as a permanent space for exhibiting its world-renowned American art collection.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation (on behalf of University of Kentucky Art Museum)
To support the publication of a catalogue of the University of Kentucky Art Museum's photography collection. The book will present a selection of the "top 100 images" from the museum's collection of more than 1,000 photographs.
University of Wisconsin at Madison (on behalf of Chazen Museum of Art)
To support a Collections Management and Access Initiative. The project will enhance the Chazen Museum's educational mission and facilitate improved management of the collection in preparation for an upcoming building expansion.
Vero Beach Museum of Art, Inc. (Consortium)
Vero Beach, FL
To support the museum's intergenerational arts education programs. The project is a collaboration among the Drug Abuse Treatment Association (DATA Hayslip), the Indian River Council on Aging, and the Gifford Youth Activity Center (GYAC) Senior Citizen's program.
Yale University (on behalf of Yale University Art Gallery)
New Haven, CT
To support the conservation treatment of Japanese paintings and screens in the Yale University Art Gallery permanent collection. Treated by consultant conservators expert in the field of Asian art, the restored works will play an active role in the museum's permanent collection galleries.
Young At Art of Broward, Inc. (aka Young At Art Children's Museum)
To support ArtREACH, and after school arts education center for children living in shelters. The program engages the students in the learning of art skills, interaction with professional artists, and exploration of world cultures.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506