All Grants


Art Institute of Chicago
$75,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene, an exhibition presenting a survey of nineteenth-century photographer John Beasley Greene alongside selected works from the Ancient and Byzantine Department at the Art Institute of Chicago. Through 100 salted paper prints, the exhibition traces Greene’s career from his formative years in France to his documentation of excavation sites in Egypt and Algeria. The exhibition travels from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to the Art Institute of Chicago and is accompanied by a catalogue.

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
$150,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott, the first comprehensive retrospective of multifaceted American artist Robert Colescott, who through his work attempted to deconstruct art and history; grapple with current events, cinema, and the media; and question standards of beauty and identity. The exhibition is organized by the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati and is also presented at the Portland Art Museum. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
$146,000
Paris, France
2019

To support Wright Morris, an exhibition of the work of photographer and writer Wright Morris, an understudied and rarely exhibited American artist. The complexity and diversity of Wright’s artistic practice is demonstrated through vintage photographs, handwritten and typed texts, and documents. A French-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Kunstmuseum Basel
$200,000
Basel, Switzerland
2019

To support Charmion von Wiegand: Coloring Modernism, a retrospective which brings together von Wiegand’s paintings and collages from 1930 to 1960, both published and unpublished writings, material documenting her critical and curatorial work, as well as a select number of works by other artists, including those of von Weigand’s contemporaries and Tibetan and Chinese works ranging from the ninth to the nineteenth century. The exhibition travels to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and is accompanied by a catalogue in German and English.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
$128,000
Berlin, Germany
2019

To support The Making of Husbands, Christina Ramberg in Dialogue, the first substantial monographic presentation outside the United States of the work of artist and educator Christina Ramberg. The exhibition explores Ramberg’s association with the Chicago Imagists and highlights her body of comical, formally elegant, and erotically sinister paintings. The exhibition travels to three additional European venues and is accompanied by a catalogue.

Les Abattoirs Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain–FRAC Occitanie Toulouse
$140,000
Toulouse, France
2019

To support Peter Saul, Pop, Funk, Bad Painting and More, an exhibition devoted to the work of artist Peter Saul that explores his engagement with sensitive issues of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Covering Saul’s career since the late 1950s to the present day, the exhibition brings together more than 70 paintings, many previously unseen, as well as a collection of archival material. The exhibition travels to the House of Culture in Belgium and is accompanied by a catalogue in English and French.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
$246,000
Humlebæk, Denmark
2019

To support Marsden Hartley, the largest exhibition of the work of American artist Marsden Hartley in Europe to date. The exhibition pays particular attention to works of various media that have often been overlooked, including paintings, works on paper, and poetry, framing these works as paths that led Hartley to his most iconic achievements. A catalogue published in Danish and English accompanies the exhibition.

McMaster Museum of Art
$77,000
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2019

To support Peripheral Vision(s): Perspectives on the “Indian” Image by 19th-century Northern Plains Warrior-artists, Leonard Baskin, and Fritz Scholder, an exhibition that examines the complexities and contradictions embedded in the history of the “Indian” image. By bringing together the work of twentieth-century artists Leonard Baskin and Fritz Scholder with Lakota ledger drawings, the exhibition examines the complicated attempts artists have made to dislodge representations of Indigenous peoples in North America stuck in stereotype, cliché, and the trope of Manifest Destiny. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Milwaukee Art Museum
$350,000
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2019

To support Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980, the first major exhibition to examine the impact of Scandinavian design on American material culture and, conversely, the influence of American design in Scandinavia. The exhibition expands the canonical history of American decorative arts and design history to include the extensive influence of Scandinavian design and designers. The exhibition travels to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the exhibition co-organizer, as well as the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín
$150,000
Medellín, Colombia
2019

To support Dan Flavin. Light and Space, an exhibition that presents 18 of Flavin’s fluorescent- tube artworks, made between 1963 and 1974. Together, these works trace the evolution of the artist’s developing interests in this commercially produced medium. A catalogue in Spanish and English accompanies the exhibition.