$100,000 - $200,000


Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
$75,000
New York, New York
2022

To support Design, Texture, Color: Dorothy Liebes and American Modernism (working title), the first monographic exhibition of Dorothy Liebes in over fifty years. Featuring a multimedia display of more than ninety objects, the exhibition celebrates Liebes’s influence and achievements as a woman designer working in the male-dominated realms of architecture and textile production. A publication accompanies the exhibition.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
$63,000
Colorado Springs, Colorado
2022

To support Signs of the Americas, a collection reinstallation that brings together the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Modern & Contemporary, Southwest, and Regional Collections. Focusing on themes such as migration, politics, portraiture, and landscape, the reinstallation opens dialogues between artworks from different times and places to foreground untold and marginalized histories. An exhibition publication is planned.

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
$50,000
Berkeley, California
2022

To support planning for an exhibition featuring Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive’s recently received bequest of more than 3,000 quilts. The exhibition focuses on the role of quilts in sustaining culture, memory, kinship ties, and creative expression for African Americans, especially in the context of twentieth-century migrations. An exhibition publication is planned.

Autry Museum of the American West
$75,000
Los Angeles, California
2022

To support planning for Three Views, an exhibition featuring one hundred beaded items and other cultural materials from the Autry’s historical Native American collection and from loaned contemporary works. The exhibition explores and unveils the meanings, histories, and concepts embedded in many aspects of Native cultural materials.

Arizona State University Art Museum
$75,000
Tempe, Arizona
2022

To support Making Visible, the first exhibition in the series Tierras Reimaginadas/Reimagined Territories. Featuring approximately forty artworks, Making Visible examines how museums have created cultural narratives around collection objects that perpetuate and fortify mythologies of the American West, and it invites audiences to reconsider ideas such as identity, value, and hierarchy within these cultural constructions.

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
$75,000
San Francisco, California
2022

To support Into View: Bernice Bing, the first installment of a new exhibition series that brings pressing social issues and underserved voices in contemporary art into view. Comprising ten works recently acquired from the artist’s estate, the exhibition examines the work and life of Chinese American painter Bernice Bing and poses questions about how themes of race, gender, and sexuality are essential to the understanding of postwar American abstraction.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
$75,000
Buffalo, New York
2022

To support Marisol: A Retrospective, presented at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Toledo Museum of Art. Drawn almost exclusively from a bequest of the artist Marisol Escobar’s estate to the Albright-Knox, the exhibition presents more than one hundred objects in a range of media to create a holistic view of Marisol’s creative identity as it unfolded. A publication accompanies the exhibition.

Ackland Art Museum
$75,000
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2022

To support Unsettled Things: Art from an African American South at the Ackland Art Museum, after the show’s presentation as the inaugural exhibition at the International African American Museum in South Carolina. Comprising forty-four works by makers from the American South, the exhibition seeks to contest the canonical framework that marginalizes makers described as “folk,” “visionary,” “vernacular,” and “self-taught” figures. A publication accompanies the exhibition.

Voices in Contemporary Art
$100,000
New York, New York
2022

To support the three-year pilot initiative “Native Voices,” which aims to illuminate the art-making practices and materials of six contemporary Native American artists alongside their personal and social histories and to advance best practices for the long-term preservation of their work, addressing the significant voids in professional knowledge about the unique conservation needs of contemporary Native American art. The initiative includes four major program threads: artist interviews (VoCA Talks), artist interview workshops, artist interview archiving and dissemination, and an issue of the VoCA Journal.

Soul of Nations Foundation
$150,000
Florence, Italy
2022

To support a residency and professional development program at the Soul Center for the Arts in Florence, Italy, which includes ten fellowship grants for five Native American, three African American, and two Afro-Italian artists. This program provides the artists with space to work and opportunities to further cross-cultural dialogue regarding geographically displaced BIPOC experiences. Fellows will engage in public programs locally, and their art will be shared via the internet and through publications.