Chicago


Rebuild Foundation
$75,000
Chicago, IL
2021

To support the presentation of a large-scale photographic installation and archive titled Facsimile Cabinet of Women Origin Stories at the Stony Island Arts Bank.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
$31,350
Chicago, IL
2021

To support Henry Darger: Behind the Scenes  an exhibition series that will inform planning and development for the reinstallation of Intuit’s Henry Darger Room Collection.

The Field Museum
$75,000
Chicago, IL
2021

To support the development of a publication titled The Future is Indigenous, accompanying the Field Museum’s reinstallation of its Native North America Hall.

University of Illinois at Chicago
$22,500
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To support Chicago Design: Histories and Narratives, a scholarly publication developed as an outgrowth of the two-day international conference of the same name, presented as part of Art Design Chicago 2018. Foregrounding a broad definition of design in Chicago, the volume is the first to look beyond previously studied examples of modernism, shedding light on lesser known—yet significant—design practices nurtured in Chicago from the late-nineteenth through twentieth century, by virtue of the city’s role as a national hub for printing, advertising, marketing, retail manufacturing, transportation, and design education.

Polish Museum of America
$2,300
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To support research travel to Poland for an exhibition tentatively titled Face to Face with Modernism: Stanislaw Szukalski in Chicago, 1913–23, focusing on the formation of modernist movements and networks in Chicago through the lens of Szukalski’s work, including sculptures, prints, and photographs created during his formative years in the city.

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
$22,500
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To support At Home in the World: African American Designers in Chicago, a scholarly publication based on the exhibition African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce, and Politics of Race presented as part of Art Design Chicago 2018. The publication serves as the first comprehensive survey of Black design in Chicago, a major center of American product manufacturing and consumer culture in the twentieth century, while exploring the diverse work and worldviews of the city’s African American designers from the start of the Great Migration to today.

Art Design Chicago 2024
$1,158,000
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To fund the administration, planning, and partner-engagement and audience-building activities for the second iteration of Art Design Chicago, a large-scale collaborative project exploring the city’s art and design history, leading up to the major citywide presentation planned for 2024.

National Museum of Mexican Art
$22,000
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To support “Nuestras Historias: Teaching the Story of America through Art” in the 2020–21 school year, which includes professional development for teachers, curriculum development, field trips for students, and artist residencies in classrooms. First supported by the Terra Foundation in 2014, the program makes use of the museum’s collection exhibition and highlights works by Mexican American artists featured in it. This program is aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and serves 20 Chicago Public Schools teachers in a variety of disciplines from up to 15 schools, and 400 students in grades K–12.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
$25,000
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To support the development and implementation of a pilot teacher professional-development and collaborative curriculum-development program to take place in conjunction with the exhibition Alien vs. Citizen. The program brings together for the first time a cohort of classroom teachers, practicing artists who serve as museum guides, and MCA staff to co-design and evaluate new in-gallery and in-classroom tools and curricula engaging the key themes of the exhibition.