2009 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 11, 2008 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art
Fort Worth, TX
To support the Works on Paper Digitization and Documentation Project. The project is part of museum's strategic plan to digitally document its entire collection.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc.
To support documentation of and online access to the Claribel and Etta Cone Collection. The collection consists primarily of 19th and 20th century French art, including the largest body of works by Henri Matisse in the world.
Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences (aka Brooklyn Museum)
To support a touring exhibition of watercolor paintings by James Tissot (French, 1836-1902) with accompanying catalogue and education program. The works, from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, depict scenes from the New Testament Gospels.
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy (on behalf of Albright-Knox Art Gallery)
To support the Collections Care, Storage, and Access Project. The project will upgrade the collections management of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Frederick P. Norton Family Prints and Drawings Study Center.
Butler Institute of American Art
To support the production and publication of a new full-color catalogue of the permanent collection and a companion DVD. Masterworks from the Butler Institute of American Art will be published on the occasion of the museum's 90th anniversary this year.
Carnegie Institute (on behalf of Museum of Art)
To support the reinstallation of the Carnegie Museum of Art's decorative arts collection. The project includes gallery renovation, new storage, a publication of collection highlights, and related education programs.
Cleveland Museum of Art
To support the reinstallation of the antiquities galleries. This will be the second phase of the museum's seven-year renovation and expansion project.
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
To support conservation of the Carolina Room, a rare, early 19th-century painted interior from a rural North Carolina planter's house.
Columbus Museum of Art
To support the Art Matters Collection Project, including the preparation and relocation of the museum's collections during large-scale renovation and expansion of its building.
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
To support a post-graduate 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.
To support the publication of a handbook of selected works in the museum's permanent collection. This will be the museum's first major initiative to document and interpret its collection in a way that will have wide distribution and use.
Cornell University (on behalf of Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art)
To support the reinstallation and interpretation of the Johnson Museum of Art's Asian art collection. Included will be the installation and labeling of approximately 300 works of art in newly renovated and expanded galleries.
Crocker Art Museum Association
To support the publication of a catalogue of the museum's permanent collection. Publication of the catalogue will coincide with the museum's 125th anniversary as well as the opening of its new addition, which will connect the two 19th-century buildings that currently comprise the museum.
Detroit Institute of Arts (aka DIA)
To support reinstallation of the Ancient Middle Eastern Art Gallery. The project will result in the reopening of one of the last galleries in the museum's almost 10-year renovation program.
Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc. (aka Des Moines Art Center)
Des Moines, IA
To support a touring exhibition of the work of American artist Robyn O'Neil (b.1977), with accompanying catalogue and education programs. Organized by the Des Moines Art Center, the exhibition will feature works drawn from the artist's recently completed seven-year narrative drawing series.
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Inc.
To support a symposium on contemporary Native American art. The symposium is part of the sixth biennial Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art program.
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Santa Fe, NM
To support the conservation of works by American artist Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) in the permanent collection. Project activities will include photographic documentation, technical analysis, and treatment of a select group of paintings spanning the artist's career.
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.
Great Explorations Children's Museum (Consortium)
St. Petersburg, FL
To support the First Impressions Community Outreach program in collaboration with Very Special Arts of Florida. The project provides free arts programming for the general public as well as Pinellas County elementary school students.
Hunter Museum of American Art
To support the implementation of a collections management system. The project includes new hardware and software, a Web interface module, and digital documentation of the museum's permanent collection.
Library Company of Philadelphia
To support the Art and Artifacts Collection Access and Awareness project, which includes documentation, conservation, exhibition, and online access to the library's art collection.
Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation (aka Long Beach Museum of Art)
Long Beach, CA
To support KidsVision, the museum's flagship education program. The program offers free comprehensive arts education programming to all fifth graders in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (aka MMoCA)
To support the MMoCAkids School Tour Program, a program for K-12 students and teachers that provides subsidies for bus transportation, substitute teachers, small-group tours, and teaching materials to help teachers integrate museum visits into their classroom curriculum.
Mint Museum of Art, Inc. (aka Mint Museums)
To support the conservation treatment of American paintings in the permanent collection. The project is the result of a recent survey to identify works most in need of treatment.
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association (aka Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts)
To support the archival re-housing of drawings by African-American self-taught artist Bill Traylor (1854-1949). The works are a key component of the museum's significant collection of works by self-taught or "outsider" artists.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (aka MFAH)
To support Documents of 20th Century Latin American and Latino Art. The project is dedicated to the recovery, digitalization, and publication of primary source documents related to Latin American/Latino art history.
Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY
To support the first phase of the Portrait Collection Conservation and Digital Access Project. In this phase, the museum plans to conserve, photograph, catalog, and digitize 200 of its most significant portraits.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (aka National Cowboy Museum)
Oklahoma City, OK
To support the reinstallation of the Native American Gallery. The project is intended to provide a broader and higher quality presentation and interpretation of Native American culture.
Nelson Gallery Foundation (aka Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)
Kansas City, MO
To support a project intended to engage the participation of the Native American community with the Nelson-Atkins Museum through activities such as the incorporation of Native American voices into audio tours and the creation of programming that provides Native-American artists, historians, curators, community leaders, elders, and activitists a strong voice in the interpretation of museum exhibits.
New York University
New York, NY
To support the exhibition LIL PICARD AND COUNTERCULTURE NEW YORK, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The retrospective exhibition will examine the artist's work which ranged from painting and collages to "happenings" and films.
Portland Museum of Art
To support the Winslow Homer Wood Engravings Access Project. The museum's collection of more than 400 engravings will be made available for the first time via in-gallery interpretive tools and online.
Research Foundation of State University of New York (on behalf of Neuberger Museum of Art/Purchase)
To support research and writing for the first catalogue of the Neuberger Museum of Art's permanent collection. Roy R. Neuberger's collection of modern and postwar paintings, sculptures, and works on paper are the core of the museum's holdings.
Rhode Island School of Design (on behalf of RISD Museum of Art)
To support a touring retrospective exhibition of drawings by American artist Pat Steir (b.1940), with accompanying catalogue and education programs. Organized by the RISD Museum of Art, the exhibition, Drawing Out of Line, will examine the relationships between the artist's drawings and her paintings.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Inc.
Santa Barbara, CA
To support the Giant Sequoia redwood tree-ring installation, exhibition, and related educational activities. Fire destroyed the original redwood tree-ring round.
Textile Museum of D.C.
To support an exhibition of Central Asian ikats, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition will feature 19th- century men's and women's coats as well as other forms of ikat textiles.
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (on behalf of Penn Museum)
To support Paintings of Maya Pottery: The Art and Career of M. Louise Baker. The project will conserve, re-house, and publish the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's (Penn Museum) collection of Baker's drawings and watercolors.
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (on behalf of Spencer Museum of Art)
To support the integration of ethnographic objects of art and culture collected by the university into the Spencer Museum of Art's permanent collections. The project will result in improved access to the objects as well as their documentation and preservation.
Vero Beach Museum of Art, Inc. (Consortium)
Vero Beach, FL
To support the Intergenerational Arts Program. A collaboration with the Drug Abuse Treatment Association (DATA), the program invites seniors from the Senior Resource Association and teens from DATA to participate in free weekly arts instruction at the museum.
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
To support the Whitney Museum Permanent Collection Project Phase I, Works on Paper. The project's major undertaking is the cataloguing, conservation, and documentation of all drawings, prints, watercolors, and photographs in the collection.
Wichita State University (on behalf of Ulrich Museum)
To support the touring exhibition Art of Our Time: Selections from the Ulrich Museum of Art Collection, with accompanying catalogue. The museum seeks to bring its permanent collection of modern and contemporary art to a broader audience nationwide.
Yale University (on behalf of Art Gallery)
New Haven, CT
To support the preparation and publication of a catalogue of the University Art Gallery's Richard Brown Baker collection, which comprises 1,285 works. Baker (1912-2002, B.A. 1935) began to collect the work of emerging artists in 1941 and collected actively during the next 50 years.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506