All Grants


Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art
$300,000
Bloomington, Indiana
2018

To support Americans Abroad: Landscape and Artistic Exchange, 1800–1920, an inaugural collaboration between the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University and the Tsinghua University Art Museum (Beijing, China). The exhibition presents approximately 50 landscape paintings, largely drawn from the Eskenazi Museum of Art’s collection along with key supplemental loans, including five from the Terra Foundation. The exhibition will be accompanied by a Chinese-language catalogue with supporting texts in English.

Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery
$200,000
Washington, DC
2018

To support Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975, an exhibition bringing together approximately 80 works by 55 artists that explores how American artists responded to international conflict during the 1960s and 70s, and how art about the war influenced contemporary art practice. The exhibition travels to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and is accompanied by a catalogue.

Tate Modern
$250,000
London, United Kingdom
2018

To support Anni Albers, a retrospective co-presented by Tate Modern and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (K20). The exhibition brings together Albers’ most important works in order to fully explore and re-define her contributions to 20th-century art and design. Organizers draw out Albers’ distinctive geometric abstraction and how her practice relates to both contemporary movements in painting and textile practice.  The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue produced in both English- and German-languages.

University of Queensland Art Museum
$269,276
St. Lucia, Australia
2018

To support Robert Smithson: Time Crystals, the first exhibition in Australia to focus on sculptor, photographer, and pioneering land artist Robert Smithson. The exhibition travels to Monash University Museum of Art (Melbourne, Australia). An exhibition catalogue will be produced.

Instituto MESA
$20,000
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2018

To support “Flipping Pop”, a seminar held in conjunction with the 50th anniversaries of two key moments in postwar Brazilian art. This seminar, hosted by the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), considers both American Pop Art and Brazilian vanguard practices, focusing on the popular, political, and cultural contexts to shed new light on how American art was interpreted and used by Brazilian artists, critics, and activists in their work.

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
$15,000
Mainz, Germany
2018

To support “Sublimation: Matter, Mind, Concept in Art After Modernism”, a three-day public conference held in Mainz featuring an interdisciplinary group of scholars who will explore the implications of the notion of “sublimation” in art, specifically with regard to conceptualism and other experimental art practices in the US from the late 1950s through the 1970s. A volume of peer-reviewed papers will be published following the conference.

Smith College
$20,000
Northampton, Massachusetts
2018

To support “Pacific America: Art, Travel and Collecting, ca. 1750–1850”, two scholarly workshops organized by Smith College in collaboration with the University of Warwick (United Kingdom), which focuses on the indigenous art and material culture of the American Pacific Rim region. The workshops are hosted by The de Young Museum (San Francisco) and the University of Warwick.

Texas A&M Research Foundation
$25,000
College Station, Texas
2018

To support “American Art of the Sixties: The Meanings of Visual and Material Forms in a Transnational Context”, a two-day symposium on American art of the 1960s, bringing together national and international scholars with the goal of presenting research that bridges what scholars have called the “Americanist-Modernist” divide.

University of Delaware
$25,000
Newark, Delaware
2018

To support a symposium and workshop titled “In Search of Global Impact of Asian Aesthetics on American Art and Material Culture” presented by the University of Delaware in partnership with Winterthur Museum. Organizers focus on the complex and less-examined circulation of designs and design techniques in Asian art that has influenced American art and material culture.

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
$25,000
Winterthur, Delaware
2018

To support “Image, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century”, two international symposia co-presented by the Winterthur Museum and Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures Anglophones, a research unit of Université Paris Diderot. This program examines the changes in the methods of production and the expanded circulation of pictures, raising new questions about the ownership and use of images. Three publications will be produced in conjunction with the symposia.