More than $200,000


Whitney Museum of American Art
$250,000
New York, NY
2022

To support Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map (working title) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, and the Seattle Art Museum. The Whitney Museum presents a retrospective of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (b. 1940), an enrolled Salish member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation. Bringing together five decades of Smith’s work, the exhibition explores Smith’s recurring, recognizable motifs and how she has woven together symbols of American capitalism and environmental destruction to offer meaningful criticism of those structures. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.  

National Museum of the American Indian
$250,000
New York, NY
2022

To fund Shelley Niro: 500 Year Itch, a retrospective of work by the New York–born member of the Turtle Clan of the Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) Nation whose multidisciplinary body of work challenges stereotypical presentations of Indigenous women and girls. The exhibition is co-organized by the National Museum of the American Indian in New York and the Art Gallery of Hamilton (Ontario, Canada), where it will be displayed before travelling to two additional venues. 

LAXART
$250,000
West Hollywood, CA
2022

To support MONUMENTS, co-organized by LAXART and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). The exhibition is made up of newly commissioned and existing contemporary artworks to be displayed alongside fifteen to twenty recently decommissioned monuments, most of which are monuments to the Confederacy. The exhibition’s goal is to show that each of these historical objects has its own life, specific to the community where it is—or was—situated. A scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition. 

The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum
$250,000
Long Island City, NY
2022

To support Toshiko Takaezu at the Noguchi Museum, the Cranbrook Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibition offers a chronological retrospective that charts Takaezu’s student and teaching years, her environmental installations, and the years when she made self-contained glazed pot sculptures as microcosmic environments. A 300-page monograph accompanies the exhibition. 

Friends Of Ganondagan
$250,000
Victor, NY
2022

To support WAMPUM/OTGOÄ, an exhibition that traces the history and legacy of wampum. The exhibition is developed in partnership with Musée du Quai Branly (Paris, France), and is co-presented at the Seneca Art & Culture Center (Victor, NY), and McCord Museum (Montreal, Canada).

The Studio Museum in Harlem
$1,000,000
New York, United States
2022

To support “Unearthing the Archive,” a four-year research project that explores archival materials, oral histories, primary documents, and other sources to illuminate the histories and legacy of the Studio Museum as a nexus for Black art in Harlem’s epicenter. Publications as well as accessible and alternative modes of storytelling will accompany the archival work, giving voice to the creative ideas, output, and patrimony of Black art and culture. This project anticipates the opening of the museum’s new building in 2024.

South Side Community Art Center
$750,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support a four-year project to expand the South Side Community Art Center’s capacity to preserve its art and archival collections and make them accessible for research and study.

University of Oxford
$397,213
Oxford, United Kingdom
2022

To support two visiting professorships in the history of American art in the 2023–24 and 2024–25 years. Through this program, visiting professors are appointed to yearlong terms in the international art history department at the University of Oxford to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to give a series of public lectures on campus.

Brooklyn Rail
$250,000
New York, New York
2022

To support a daily virtual conversation series “The New Social Environment,” in which thinkers from across the arts, the humanities, and the sciences engage in accessible and diverse conversations on the role of art and artists in society. The conversations, which include audience participation, are recorded and archived.

Whitney Museum of American Art
$250,000
New York, New York
2022

To support Edward Hopper’s New York (working title) at the Whitney Museum and the Seoul Museum of Art in Korea. The exhibition brings together more than 200 works along with a trove of little-known personal materials from the Whitney’s newly acquired Sanborn Hopper Archive to offer unprecedented insights into Edward Hopper’s world and his way of working. An English-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.