All Grants


Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
$250,000
Berkeley, California
2020

To support Alison Knowles: A Retrospective, the first comprehensive retrospective of Alison Knowles, who has been producing a significant and understudied body of work since the early 1960s. Best known as a core member of Fluxus, her innovative experiments—from painting and printmaking to sculpture and installation, sound works, poetry, and artists’ books—have influenced contemporary art and artists for more than 50 years. The exhibition travels to Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Norway) and is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.

Denver Art Museum
$300,000
Denver, Colorado
2020

To support Indian Power: Reframing America through Indigenous Art, a collaboratively organized exhibition between curators at the Denver Art Museum and the exhibition’s exhibiting venue, National Palace Museum, Southern Branch (Taiwan). The exhibition features 80 works by American Indian artists and introduces audiences to the ways in which American Indian artists have challenged and shaped the ways their arts and cultures have been viewed. The exhibition is accompanied by a Chinese-language catalogue.

Fondation Beyeler
$100,000
Fondation Beyeler Riehen/Basel, Switzerland
2020

To support Edward Hopper, a monographic presentation of Edward Hopper’s landscape paintings, highlighting Fondation Beyeler’s recent acquisition of Hopper’s Cape Ann Granite. The show presents approximately 100 works, including oil paintings, drawings, and watercolors, ranging in date from the early 1920s to 1961 to span the painter’s entire career. German- and English-language catalogues accompany the exhibition.

Fundación Juan March
$150,000
Madrid, Spain
2020

To support a retrospective exhibition titled Ad Reinhardt: “Art is Art and Everything Else is Everything Else.”  Showcasing 60 works by the artist, the exhibition features his photographic slides; writings on art; commercial illustrations; cartoons satirizing the art world and politics; travel journals; as well as notebooks, sketches, and political pamphlets. A Spanish-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
$50,000
Darmstadt, Germany
2020

To support American Heiner. A Mammoth making History, an exhibition that reintroduces the historical facts surrounding a set of mastodon bones discovered in the Hudson River Valley that were unearthed under the direction of artist and naturalist Charles Willson Peale. The show also reviews the importance of the discussions of extinct species in the founding narrative of the American nation at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A German-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art
$355,000
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To support A Site of Struggle: Making Meaning of Anti-Black Violence in American Art and Visual Culture, an exhibition investigating the conceptual and aesthetic strategies that American artists and activists have used to reckon with the issue of anti-Black violence through art and visual culture created between 1895 and 2017. Including approximately 75 artworks in modes from realism to abstraction, and in a range of media including photography, painting, sculpture, video, and sound, the exhibition travels to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.

Modern Art Oxford
$200,000
Oxford, United Kingdom
2020

To support Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe, an exhibition co-organized by Modern Art Oxford and the Stavanger Art Museum (Norway), that presents a comprehensive overview of Ruth Asawa  as an artist, a pedagogue, and arts activist. The exhibition brings together not only key examples of Asawa’s wire sculptures from the first half of her career, but also contextualizes them through the artist’s drawings and her involvement with community-based art education initiatives at Black Mountain College and the Alvarado Arts Workshop. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues and is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.

Musée de l’Orangerie
$250,000
Paris, France
2020

To support Soutine/De Kooning, an exhibition that explores the affinities between the work of the Lithuanian artist Chaim Soutine and the Dutch American artist Willem de Kooning. Co-organized by the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Barnes Foundation, this show considers how the work of Soutine had a decisive influence on the development of de Kooning’s art, especially following Soutine’s posthumous retrospective held at The Museum of Modern Art in 1950, which the American artist studied at length. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues and is accompanied by both a French-language and an English-language catalogue.

Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
$150,000
Luxembourg
2020

To support Robert Morris: The Perceiving Body, an exhibition co-organized by Mudam Luxembourg and the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. The exhibition features selected works representing the early work of Robert Morris, and it addresses his artistic practice that contributed to the transformation of art making in an era of political turmoil and profound historical change. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues and features a catalogue produced in English and French.

Museu de Arte de São Paulo
$100,000
São Paulo, Brazil
2020

To support Senga Nengudi, the first solo exhibition in Latin America that focuses on the work of Senga Nengudi, an artist who for some 50 years crafted an oeuvre that inhabits a unique place between sculpture, dance, installation, and performance. The exhibition includes a large series of her iconic R.S.V.P sculptures, exhibited for the first time since 1976. A Portuguese-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.