To support the two-day symposium “Shifting Tides: Art in the 18th-Century Caribbean” at Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library October 27–28, 2022. The symposium focuses on centering the significance of the greater Caribbean region in the eighteenth century, rethinking the existing narratives of colonial American art both North and South, and reimagining the relationship between historical collections in public institutions and the communities they serve.
Washington Project for the Arts
To support the three-day, research-based convening “How can we gather now?,” which explores how and why we gather, and how we can do it better in a time of lingering health and societal divides. A website and publication will accompany the convening.
University of Delaware
To support an October 2022 convening in Chicago presented as part of “Conduit: Black Art Preservation Project,” an initiative aimed at the preservation of Black art found in Midwestern communities outside of museum contexts in Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Twenty conservation and preservation professionals, artists, collectors, and graduate students will convene to discuss strategies for alliance formation, new methods for documenting and preserving cultural heritage in communities, cooperative structures for resource sharing, and plans for continued dialogue.
University of California, Los Angeles
To support “The Forgotten Canopy,” a series of three conferences and three related Native American community-based meetings/workshops in Southern California throughout 2022–23. The series aims to share and amplify the critical contributions of Native Americans and Black Americans to the architecture of the Americas.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
To support “Discussing the Shape of Power,” a series of four hybrid in-person/virtual convenings at Howard University and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). The convenings engage community members at Howard University, the exhibition’s scholarly Advisory Council, and additional potential partners who are collaborating with SAAM curators and educators in developing interpretive strategies and content for the forthcoming exhibition The Shape of Power.
To support the Photography Network’s symposium “Intersecting Photographies” in fall 2022 at Howard University, the first of what will be an annual series. The event aims to contribute to art history’s ongoing interrogation of photography as a colonizing technology and to explore the medium’s ability to promote social justice.
National Museum of Mexican Art
To support the October 2022 convening of the Mexican Cultural Arts Alliance, a professional cohort of leaders from nine small and/or emerging cultural organizations across North America that center Mexican and Mexican American arts. Participants will also begin co-planning a traveling exhibition showcasing the work of artists in each of the cohort members’ cities. Additional topics for presentations include approaches to curating, city tourism, and how community arts organizations can support artists beyond mounting exhibitions of their work.
Museum of Vernacular Arts and Knowledge
To support two new iterations of the Black Arts Movement School Modality, a two-week virtual course exploring ideas and knowledge structures that emerged from the Black Arts Movement (BAM) of the 1960s and ’70s. Each seminar will feature a core faculty of original BAM practitioners. The seminars will take place virtually in August 2022 and January 2023 with a focus on BAM and its practitioners in New York City and its environs and in California, respectively.
To support the symposium “Remembering the Future” in fall 2022 at the Heard Museum. The symposium includes approximately twenty Native American and First Nations artists, scholars, and thought leaders who address current issues in the field and will document the ongoing evolution of artistic developments and the progression of ideas and creative expression through moderated panel discussions and keynote presentations.
FRONT Exhibition Company
To support the two-day symposium “Recentered Periphery: An Inclusive Future of Art History” in September 2022, organized in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University and Assembly for the Arts. The symposium provides the opportunity for a conversation on the past, present, and future of racial equity within museums and arts institutions, exploring inclusive and equitable practices and critical methodologies suitable for adoption by organizations and communities. A digital archive, academic papers, and essays will accompany the symposium.