Paris


Afield
$14,024
Paris, France
2024

To support a convening hosted by KANAL—Centre Pompidou in Brussels, Belgium, and the AFIELD Forum, bringing together American and international artists, including Lynda Goode Bryant and Andrea Yarbrough, as well as curators, policymakers, students, and the public interested in leveraging art for societal transformation. The convening, open to the public and promoted by KANAL and AFIELD, aims to attract policymakers, scholars, curators, gallerists, writers, art historians, practitioners, and students, with the central location of Brussels and the reputations of AFIELD and KANAL expected to draw attendees from across Europe. 

Ateliers Médicis
$100,000
Clichy-sous-Bois, France
2024

This grant supports Clichycago, a residency program at Ateliers Médicis in the Parisian suburb of Clichy-Montfermeil offering fellowships for Chicago-based artists from the city’s South Side. Centered on the theme of “Chosen or Endured Community,” it aims to foster intercultural dialogues and connections between artists locally and internationally, engaging with themes of community, architecture, and public institutions. 

Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art
$15,000
Paris, France
2023

the 36th International Committee for Art History Congress in Lyon, France, June 23–28, 2024. The International Committee for Art History Congress is a global platform of exchange in the field of art history held every four years in a different location. It brings together emerging and established art historians and researchers from related disciplines around a specific theme for six days of in-depth exchanges, lectures, roundtables, and debates, as well as visits to local cultural institutions and historic sites.

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
$20,000
Paris, France
2023

To support a series of three roundtables with contemporary African American visual artists Glenn Ligon, Jordan Casteel, and Hank Willis Thomas, joined by local French artists, scholars focusing on their work, and museum professionals. The roundtables take place once a year from 2024 until 2026. Events are open to the public and free of charge; are livestreamed and made available on the websites of the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and of the French American Museum Exchange (FRAME).

Musée du Quai Branly
$75,000
Paris, France
2023

To support New Insights on the 18th-Century Painted Hides Collected in Times of French Louisiana in November 2023 at the Musée du Quai Branly (MQB). MQB will bring ten Native American partners from the Great Plains region to Paris to study the eighteen painted hides in the museum’s collection, focusing particularly on the exchange of knowledge and the development of a better understanding of the cultural attribution of these pieces. MQB aims to open a dialogue aimed at developing knowledge based on French, Miami, Peoria, Choctaw, Quapaw, and Natchez (Muscogee) perspectives. 

Musée Picasso Paris
$80,000
Paris, France
2022

To support Faith Ringgold at Musée Picasso Paris. This exhibition surveys the career of Faith Ringgold (b. 1930), focusing on her relationship with France, the city of Paris, and particularly with Pablo Picasso. Ringgold’s work formulates ideas that engage in dialogue with Picasso’s work as a counterpoint to it. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.  

Centre Pompidou
$220,000
Paris, France
2022

To support Shirley Jaffe: An American in Paris, an exhibition that explores the full scope of the artist’s career that travels to Kunstmuseum Basel, Musée Matisse (Nice), and possibly one additional venue. A French- and English-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition. 

Laboratoire de Recherches sur les Cultures Anglophones
$25,000
Paris, France
2021

To support “About Time: Temporality in American Art and Visual Culture,” a two-day symposium to be held at the Université de Paris that aims to establish the concept of time and temporality as an essential category in American art from the seventeenth century to today.

Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris
$150,000
Paris, France
2021

To support Anni and Jose Albers: Art and Life at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris. The exhibition is the first in France to focus on the work and lives of Anni Albers and Josef Albers. English- and French-language catalogues accompany the exhibition.

Centre Pompidou
$250,000
Paris, France
2021

To support Women in Abstraction at the Centre Pompidou and the Guggenheim Bilbao. The exhibition illustrates the contributions made to abstraction by women artists in the twentieth century working in the United States and around the world, along with insights into their nineteenth-century predecessors. A French-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
$221,500
Paris, France
2020

To support the Terra Foundation Research Fellowship and Convenings on Native American Art, a twelve-month research fellowship and two convenings devoted to the museum’s permanent collection of Native American art, from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, known as the “Royal Collections.” This interdisciplinary, multi-year research project of this vast collection furthers knowledge of the fragile indigenous objects and contributes to two convenings in Paris with representatives from Native American communities for first-hand study and discussion in front of objects.

Musée national d’art Moderne, Centre Pompidou
$150,000
Paris, France
2020

To support Alice Neel: An Engaged Eye, an exhibition that highlights the political and social aspects of Alice Neel’s work, which engaged with injustices in American society, pinpointing inequalities motivated by discrimination based on race, gender, and sexual orientation. Featuring 75 paintings and drawings, the show is divided into two thematic parts: class struggle and gender struggle. A French-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.