$100,000 - $200,000


Weisman Art Museum of the University of Minnesota
$100,000
Minneapolis, MN
2022

To support The Big River Continuum at the Weisman Art Museum. Karen Goulet (Anishinaabe, White Earth) and Monique Verdin (Houma) present the culmination of five years of collaborative work on the importance of preserving Indigenous ecological knowledge and traditions relating to the Mississippi. The exhibition is guest curated by Rebecca Dallinger (residing at White Earth Reservation).  

Palace of the Governors, The New Mexico History Museum
$148,000
Santa Fe, NM
2022

To support To Keep Them Warm: The Alaska Native Parka at the Museum of International Folk Art. The exhibition explores the art of the parka, a garment made for survival in the harsh environments where Alaska Native peoples live and thrive. The exhibition examines the continuum of Indigenous parka-making, with examples from Yup’ik, Iñupiaq, Unangan, Dena’ina Athabascan, and St. Lawrence Island Yupik cultures. A scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition. 

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
$100,000
Spokane, WA
2022

To support Joe Feddersen: Earth, Water, Sky (working title) at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the High Desert Museum. This major retrospective exhibition spans the breadth of Feddersen’s oeuvre (85–100 works) in several media, including printmaking, glass, weaving, and ceramics. A scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition. 

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
$200,000
Winterthur, DE
2022

To support Ann Lowe: American Couturier at the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library. The exhibition, the largest of Lowe’s work to date, draws from institutions and private collections across the country to position her influence within American fashion. This exhibition illuminates Lowe as a significant American designer and reinstates her contributions to fashion history. The exhibition is accompanied by a book, published by Rizzoli New York. 

Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery
$200,000
Washington, D.C
2022

To support The Shape of Power: Stories of Race and American Sculpture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition illuminates the influence of sculpture on the visualization and understanding of race and racial differences, positioning the medium as an underutilized resource for the study of changing racial attitudes in the United States from 1848 to the present. With a goal of promoting racial justice, this exhibition aims to spark conversation about the enduring power of American sculpture in the making of race, and it challenges the racist hierarchies often embodied in works of sculpture. A robust catalogue accompanies the exhibition. 

The Rose Art Museum
$100,000
Waltham, MA
2022

To support Lyle Ashton Harris: Shadows (working title) at the Rose Art Museum, the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Queens Museum. The Rose Art Museum and Queens Museum present a research-based exhibition focused on the work of Lyle Ashton Harris (b. 1965), drawing attention to his formal explorations and his critical examination of identity and self-portraiture. A scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition. 

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
$150,000
Philadelphia, PA
2022

To support John Rhoden: Determined to Be at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and the Birmingham Museum of Art. The exhibition, the first comprehensive retrospective of the twentieth-century African American sculptor John Rhoden (19162001), introduces audiences to this artist through approximately seventy sculptures in bronze, wood, and stone, as well as archival materials from the recently processed John Rhoden Papers. A robust catalog accompanies the exhibition. 

Minneapolis Institute of Art
$100,000
Minneapolis, MN
2022

To support an exhibition that traces the intersecting histories of photography and diverse Native cultures, including works by First Nations, Metis, and Native American photographers, from the late-nineteenth to twenty-first centuries. The exhibition is on view at the Minneapolis Institute of Art before travelling to two additional venues. 

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
$145,000
Knoxville, TN
2022

To support A Sense of Indigenous Place: Native American Voices and the Mound (working title) at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The exhibition asks challenging questions about who “owns” the sites of these Indigenous mounds, who should tell their stories, how they are understood in the modern and contemporary period, and how they continue to inform contemporary Native culture and art. 

Japanese American National Museum
$150,000
Los Angeles, CA
2022

To support Pictures of Belonging: Miki Hayakawa, Hisako Hibi, and Miné Okubo at the Japanese American National Museum, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition illustrates these artists’ active engagement and contributions to various developments in twentieth-century American art. All three artists persevered and remained steadfast in their lifelong commitment to exploring art as a productive means of storytelling and engaging with diverse communities. A robust catalogue contains 110 images, including many reproduced in print for the first time.