2010 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 13, 2009 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
American Association of Museums
To support the redesign of the American Association of Museums Registrars Committee (RC-AAM) website. The website will serve registrars and collections professionals by providing practical information, contacts, resources, and links for collections management.
Association of Art Museum Directors Educational Foundation, Inc. (aka Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD))
New York, NY
To support the Engaging Art Museums, Communities, and the Public program. The project will assist museums across the country in placing stories about community-based programs in local print and broadcast media.
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
New York, NY
To support a graduate conservation internship. The internship will focus on the conservation of a 17th-century tapestry from the cathedral's collection of 12 Barberini tapestries.
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
To support the installation of a permanent furniture exhibition. Style, Decoration, and Price: Buying Furniture in the 18th Century will include antique objects as well as graphics, images, and interactive virtual resources.
Columbus Museum, Inc.
To support a conference titled Visual Thinking Strategies for Teachers and Museum Professionals. The major project activity will be a conference targeted toward educators and museum professionals that explores Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) as a teaching methodology.
Connecticut Historical Society
To support the exhibition Arts and Accomplishments: Connecticut Women and Their Needlework, 1740-1840, with accompanying catalogue and education program. The exhibition will include a symposium and adult, youth, and family programs.
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.
Dallas Museum of Art
To support the Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogues Online (DMA-ECO). The project will document and digitally share exhibition catalogues and unpublished checklists.
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Inc.
To support artist residencies. The residency program allows artists and community members to work together. Participating artists will collaborate with underserved and at-risk groups during the eight-week residencies to create works of art that address issues relevant to the lives of community participants.
Denver Art Museum (Consortium)
To support the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Design Archives. The collection will be inventoried, assessed, photographed, stabilized, and integrated into the museum's database.
Detroit Institute of Arts (aka DIA)
To support research, conservation, and display of paintings currently in storage. Many of the paintings have been in storage for decades and have been recently reexamined to be introduced back into the museum's permanent galleries.
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation
To support the workshop TechFocus I: Caring for Video Art. Instructors will cover technical, aesthetic, curatorial, and historic issues involved in the preservation and presentation of video art.
San Francisco, CA
To support Bookmaking, Writing, and Art, a series of demonstrations, lectures, and exhibitions. Programs will explore connections between traditional bookmaking crafts and the work of contemporary artists and writers.
Harvard University (on behalf of Harvard Art Museum)
To support Engaging New Americans: Explorations in Art, Self, and our Democratic Heritage. The gallery-based education program will provide classes that incorporate the principles of object-based teaching, up-close engagement with original works of art, and key lessons from American civics and history.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
To support public programming related to the exhibition Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial. Programs will engage a diverse public audience by addressing the social, political, and philosophical themes in the artist's work.
International Center of Photography (aka ICP)
New York, NY
To support the touring exhibition The Mexican Suitcase, with accompanying catalogue, scholarly publication, and interactive website. The exhibition and catalogue will display never before seen images from the Spanish Civil War taken by Robert Capa (1913-1954), David Seymour (1911-1956), and Gerda Taro (1910-1937).
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Inc.
To support Room Views: Conversations at the Gardner. The program is designed to deepen visitors' connection to the historic museum through dialogue with contemporary artists, curators, and scholars.
J.B. Speed Art Museum
To support the Cultural Community Youth Apprentice Program. Apprentices ages 14 to 18 will participate in the program for two to three years.
Jersey City Museum, Inc.
Jersey City, NJ
To support the inventory and evaluation of the museum's collection. Objects will be examined, measured, and entered into a searchable collections management database with a written description and a high-resolution image.
Loyola University Chicago (on behalf of Museum of Art)
To support the touring exhibition Pilgrimage and Faith: Christianity, Buddhism, Islam. The Museum of Art's project will explore the multiple purposes of art and pilgrimage in the three religions.
Luis A. Ferre Foundation, Inc. (aka Museo de Arte de Ponce)
To support the reinstallation of Museo de Arte de Ponce's permanent collection, in preparation for the museum's reopening. The museum has been temporarily closed for the renovation of its 1965 Edward Durell Stone building and the construction of a new annex.
Mint Museum of Art, Inc.
To support the education programs for the museum's Family Gallery. The Family Gallery at the Mint Museum Uptown will provide an introduction to the museum's permanent collections through creative collaborative play in an interactive learning environment.
Museum of Arts & Design (aka MAD)
New York, NY
To support the exhibition Second Lives 2: Nature Revisited, with accompanying catalogue and education programs. Second Lives 2 is the companion exhibition to the museum's 2008 inaugural exhibition titled Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (aka MFA, Boston)
To support the reinstallation of the American Collection in the newly constructed American wing. Designed by architectural firm Foster and Partners, the new American wing will provide revitalized exhibition space for the museum's collection of important American paintings and decorative objects.
Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, CA
To support an online exhibition series. The project will digitize and present images and related content from the museum's Picturing the Process exhibition series.
Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY
To support the Collections Management Documentation of Object Locations project. The project will allow better control over the collection and serve the museum's collection review process.
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc.
To support adult and youth educational programming related to the exhibition Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color. An American painter, teacher, book illustrator, and textile designer, Lois Mailou Jones's (1905-1998) work has been represented in more than 70 group shows and 20 one-woman exhibitions since 1937.
Nelson Gallery Foundation (aka Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)
Kansas City, MO
To support publication of a catalogue on the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art's collection of French paintings (1600-1945). The catalogue will provide a history of French paintings at the museum as well as extensive research and scholarly essays on previously unexamined works.
New Hampshire Historical Society
To support the Fine Arts Collection Documentation and Access Project. The project will document, catalogue, and digitize selected objects from the society's fine arts collection for use in a searchable online database.
Newark Museum Association
To support the conservation and exhibition of a complete set of Tibetan thangkas (scroll paintings) depicting scenes from the life of Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419). Painted in vivid, elaborate detail, the early 19th-century Tsongkhapa thangkas represent one of only three known complete sets of their kind in the world.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Oklahoma City, OK
To support the exhibition Sketch to Screen: The Art of Hollywood Costume Design, and related education programs. The exhibition and programming will explore examples of costume design in motion pictures.
Pacific Asia Museum
To support the creation of the Orientation Gallery. The reinterpreted exhibition space visitors encounter upon entering the museum will present an overview of the museum's unique collection and history and its role in preserving and interpreting Asian and Pacific Island art.
To support the expansion of the online collection database project. Digitalization of objects from its permanent collection will make the museum's primary resources, library, and archival holdings accessible via the website.
Plains Art Museum
To support the Outreach Program on American Art. The project will provide new access to the museum's collection of 20th- and 21st- century American art for K-12 students in rural and small towns in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Reynolda House, Inc. (aka Reynolda House Museum of American Art)
To support the first phase of an online collections management project. The project includes the purchase of a collections management software system, cataloguing and documentation, and digital photographic documentation of the collection.
Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc. (on behalf of High Museum of Art) (Consortium)
To support the conservation of works by the African American artist Hale Woodruff (1900-1980). Working in partnership with Talladega College, where the six murals were installed in 1938, the High Museum will oversee the project.
Salvador Dalí Museum, Inc. (aka The Dali)
St. Petersburg, FL
To support the reinstallation of the permanent collection. The project includes framing, moving, interpretation, installation, and lighting of the permanent collection of Dalí's works into a new Dalí Museum currently under construction in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
San Diego Historical Society
San Diego, CA
To support enhanced access to the Norman Baynard Collection of African American Photographs. To date a virtually unknown collection, the photographs were taken by Baynard (1908-1986) in a neighborhood studio he operated in Logan Heights, a segregated middle-class neighborhood of African Americans in San Diego.
San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego, CA
To support documentation for a catalogue of Italian and Spanish materials in the museum's permanent collection. The museum has more than 70 Italian and Spanish paintings produced before 1800.
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego, CA
To support the conservation treatment of Native American baskets in the museum's permanent collection. Cited for conservation in an assessment report completed in 2006, the restored baskets will be available for research, exhibitions, and educational programming.
San Jose Museum of Art Association
San Jose, CA
To support the reinstallation of the museum's permanent collection. The project will better present the museum's expanded collection in thematically organized groupings tailored to community interests and activities.
Savannah College of Art and Design
To support the conservation treatment of colonial American paintings in the permanent collection. Following treatment, the paintings will be exhibited for the first time in a newly created Early American Gallery at the college's Museum of Art in colonial Savannah.
Tacoma Art Museum
To support the publication of a handbook. Published as part of the museum's celebration of its 75th anniversary, the handbook will highlight key works in the museum's collection of Northwest art.
Toledo Museum of Art
To support the creation of a new installation for the museum's Glass Study Gallery. The project will result in a unique and more accessible interpretive experience for this world-renowned glass collection.
Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (aka The Corcoran)
To support conservation treatment of Rembrandt Peal's (1778-1860) Washington Before Yorktown and its original frame. The monumental portrait painted in 1824 stands at a remarkable 11 1/2 by 10 1/2 feet and is of central importance to the Corcoran's world-renowned collection of historic American works.
Trustees of the Walters Art Gallery (aka Walters Art Museum)
To support improvements to the museum's Works of Art website. The project will support significant upgrades and introduce new features to enhance the way online visitors search, navigate, and interact with the museum's world-renowned permanent collection.
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
To support an exhibition and outdoor installation of the work of contemporary artist Chakaia Booker (b. 1953), with accompanying catalogue and education programs. The exhibition will trace the career of Booker, a New Jersey native, examining her choice of materials, working methods, and formal qualities as well as her explorations of race, gender, environment, and society.
Whitney Museum of American Art (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the touring exhibition Paul Thek, a Retrospective, with accompanying catalogue. Co-organized with the Carnegie Museum of Art, the exhibition will reintroduce American audiences to Thek's work, which, for a variety of reasons, is better known by Europeans.
Willamette University (on behalf of Hallie Ford Museum of Art)
To support the reinstallation of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art's Native American art collection. Ancestral Dialogues: Conversations Across Generations in Native American Art will include the conservation and reinstallation of works in the permanent gallery, public programs, a gallery guide, educational materials and activities, and multimedia resources.
Worcester Art Museum
To support Teen Artists @ WAM. The project is designed to engage adolescents in the appreciation, understanding, and creation of art through direct exposure to art and professional working artists.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20506