$100,000 - $200,000


Embarc
$100,000
Chicago, IL
2024

Embarc brings Chicago Public School high school students to various Art Design Chicago exhibitions to provide them with insights into Chicago’s rich art and design legacy and the city’s museums and galleries and to offer exposure to careers in the visual arts and design. Collaborating closely with staff at host sites, Embarc’s educators orchestrate experiential learning activities bridging the gap between the exhibitions and the students’ classrooms and communities, fostering a sense of connection and belonging at the cultural organizations they visit. 

Alaska Native Heritage Center
$75,000
Anchorage, Alaska
2024

The Nacheyakda’ina Exhibition Project (nacheyakda’ina means “our ancestors” in the Dena’ina Athabascan language) delves into themes such as the rich artistic traditions of Indigenous peoples throughout the state of Alaska, the introduction of colonialism there, and the ongoing impacts of assimilative colonial institutions on contemporary Indigenous life. 

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
$100,000
Washington, District of Columbia
2024

Adam Pendleton is a multidisciplinary exploration of the artist’s practice, in which he uses text and images to recontextualize histories of Blackness, abstraction, and the avant-garde. 

El Museo del Barrio
$100,000
New York, New York
2024

Candida Alvarez: Circle, Point, Hoop is the artist’s first large-scale museum survey exhibition, examining her practice over a span of more than forty years and including works rarely or never before seen. 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
$100,000
Bentonville, Arkansas
2024

Knowing the West presents works by Indigenous artists from more than 35 distinct tribal nations and by nonNative artists in order to recontextualize historical artworks, encourage deeper exploration of a familiar topic, and celebrate the rich cultures that reflect the complexity of the American West. 

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
$100,000
New York, New York
2024

Making Home: Smithsonian Design Triennial explores contemporary perspectives on the theme of home throughout the United States, its territories, and tribal nations. It features 25 site-related commissions in which artists, architects, and designers transform the museum’s historic Carnegie Mansion into a canvas for creative expression. Each work is historically constructed and grounded in specific social, political, and economic contexts. 

Spencer Museum of Art
$125,000
Lawrence, Kansas
2024

STREET NIHONGA: The Art of Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani explores the art of painter and collagist Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani (19202012). 

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
$125,000
Memphis, Tennessee
2024

Andrea Morales: Roll Down Like WaterPhotography and Movement Journalism in the American South is a solo exhibition of the Memphis-based Peruvian American documentary photographer Andrea Morales (b.1984), the artist’s first major touring exhibition and catalogue. 

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)
$125,000
North Adams, Massachusetts
2024

Opening at MASS MoCA and traveling to Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Vincent Valdez: Just a Dream… is the first-ever museum retrospective of the work of Houston- and Los Angelesbased artist Vincent Valdez. The exhibition surveys over two decades of Valdez’s work, spanning from early career drawings to current political pieces. 

Burke Museum Association
$150,000
Seattle, Washington
2024

To support Woven in Wool: The Rebirth of Traditional Coast Salish Regalia, a first-of-its-kind exhibition that embraces the power of wool regalia in all forms. The six-month exhibition features traditional wool regalia—an art form threatened with extinction until the late twentieth century—common among the nineteenth-century Coast Salish peoples in the Pacific Northwest. 

Birmingham Museum of Art
$150,000
Birmingham, Alabama
2024

To support the first monographic exhibition of the work of Hayward Oubre. The exhibition reveals how Oubre shaped the art of Alabama as artist and teacher and how his art both complicates and expands existing histories of American art. The exhibition and catalogue explore the importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ art departments in building arts communities within and beyond the South. 

Walker Art Center
$200,000
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2024

To support the first mid-career survey of American artist Christine Sun Kim, co-organized by Walker Art Center and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Kim is a visual and sound artist, performer, and activist who identifies as Deaf and Korean American, and the exhibition examines Kim’s practice centered around sound, its visual representation, and how it is valued in society. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive publication, available in audio and braille editions.