All Grants


Musée d’Orsay
$150,000
Paris, France
2018

To support The Water Lilies. American Abstract Painting and the Last Monet, an exhibition to be shown at the Musée de l’Orangerie in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Claude Monet’s gift of the Waterlilies series to the French State. The exhibition considers the modernity of the work and its legacy by focusing on 20 works by American Abstract artists working in the 1950s. The exhibition is accompanied by a French-language catalogue.

Museu de Arte de São Paulo
$150,000
São Paulo, Brazil
2018

To support Afro-Atlantic Histories, co-organized by MASP and Instituto Tomie Ohtake, and presented simultaneously at both venues to mark the 130th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Brazil. The exhibition highlights paintings that explore the sometimes under-recognized and often divided history of one of the greatest forced population migrations in world history. US art from the 19th and 20th centuries will play a role in the exploration of the legacy of slavery in the Western Hemisphere. A bilingual catalogue in Portuguese and English accompanies the exhibition.

Museum Folkwang
$132,400
Essen, Germany
2018

To support Nancy Spero Retrospective, a comprehensive examination of the artist’s depictions of primarily female figures to raise fundamental questions about feminism, gender, and violence. The exhibition travels to the Nordic Watercolour Museum (Skärhamn, Sweden) and the Albertina (Vienna, Austria) and is accompanied by German- and English-language catalogues.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
$50,000
Chicago, Illinois
2018

To support Howardena Pindell: What Remains to be Seen, an inaugural survey of the New York-based, multidisciplinary artist which spans the course of her 50-year career. The exhibition travels to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA) and is accompanied by a catalogue.

National Gallery of Art
$150,000
Washington, DC
2018

To support The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists, an exhibition that explores the profound influence of John Ruskin on artists associated with a movement called “American Pre-Raphaelitism”, which peaked between 1857 and 1867 – a movement that urged artists to draw and paint outside in nature in precise detail directly from their surroundings. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.

National Gallery Singapore
$200,000
Singapore
2018

To support Minimalism: Space, Light, Object, an exhibition that aims to introduce local audiences to Minimalism, an influential postwar movement most strongly associated with the US, and to consider the international practice and manifestations that continue to shape contemporary art and culture today. A catalogue will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
$100,000
Tokyo, Japan
2018

To support A Retrospective of Gordon Matta-Clark, the first Asian retrospective of Gordon Matta-Clark, an American conceptual artist who opened new horizons in sculpture and photography. The exhibition re-evaluates the artist’s pioneering examples of site-specific and installation works from a contemporary standpoint. A catalogue will be published by the museum in both Japanese and English.

Nationalmuseum
$200,000
Stockholm, Sweden
2018

To support John Singer Sargent, a monographic exhibition featuring Sargent’s career highlights, including landscapes, formal and informal portraits, figure studies, and genre scenes. The exhibition launches with the reopening of the Nationalmuseum after a 5-year renovation, and features A Parisian Beggar Girl from the Terra Foundation’s collection. A catalogue will be produced in both Swedish- and English-language editions.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
$350,000
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2018

To support The Essential Duchamp, the first comprehensive, monographic exhibition on Duchamp to be presented in Asia. The exhibition will be presented at three international venues: the Tokyo National Museum (Tokyo, Japan), the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul, South Korea). A catalogue will be produced in English-, Japanese-, and Hangul-language editions.

Serpentine Galleries
$50,000
London, United Kingdom
2018

To support Christo and Jeanne-Claude ‘Barrels’, an exhibition focused on Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work with barrels, presenting the completed The Mastaba, an installation 50 years in the making. A catalogue will be produced in conjunction with the exhibition.