Academic


Clark University
$14,904
Worcester, Massachusetts
2021

To support “Race in the History of Design: Objects, Identity, Methodologies,” a two-day, workshop-style program that brings together ten scholars from the US and Europe to share research on the topic of race in the field of design history, an underexamined area in the study of objects. The program is set to take place at the Centre de Formation et de Seminaires in Remich, Luxembourg.

Bard College
$20,000
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
2021

To support “Reshaping the Field: Arts of the African Diaspora on Display,” a three-day program that aims to re-examine the legacy of exhibitions that have featured art by Black artists in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Laboratoire de Recherches sur les Cultures Anglophones
$25,000
Paris, France
2021

To support “About Time: Temporality in American Art and Visual Culture,” a two-day symposium to be held at the Université de Paris that aims to establish the concept of time and temporality as an essential category in American art from the seventeenth century to today.

Krannert Art Museum
$25,000
Urbana, Illinois
2021

To support “Hal Fischer Photographs: Seriality, Sexuality, Semiotics,” a three-day international, interdisciplinary symposium that accompanies a retrospective exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum (KAM) on the conceptual photography of Hal Fischer. The symposium presented at the KAM theater aims to expand dialogue between the visual and the verbal, situating Fischer’s photographic work in a range of contexts.

Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo
$128,230
São Paulo, Brazil
2021

To support “Art Across the Americas: Professorship, Interdisciplinary Workshop, and Conference,” co-organized by the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC USP), the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), the Institute of Philosophy and Humanities of the University of Campinas (IFCH – UNICAMP), and the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo. The program spans three years; each year includes a semester-long graduate student seminar, a workshop, and a conference that addresses one of the following major themes: Indigenous Art in the United States; African American Art; and Immigration and Art in the United States.

Fachgebiet Architektur und Kunstgeschichte, Technische Universität Darmstadt
$11,950
Darmstadt, Germany
2021

To support “Current Research in Germany on Art of the United States” at Fachgebiet Architektur und Kunstgeschichte, Technische Universität Darmstadt. The symposium focuses on ways to enrich and cultivate US art history in Germany. Participants may edit their presentations for publication in a German (English-language) journal. A webpage devoted to the symposium accompanies the program on the Architecture and Art History department’s website.

Courtauld Institute of Art
$12,000
London, United Kingdom
2021

To support “Deconstructing America: Art and Politics in the United States” at the Courtauld Institute of Art. This conference looks to American visual culture to interrogate the fabric of the contemporary political moment. The conference will be recorded and posted on the Courtauld’s website and across its social media channels.

Smarthistory
$66,000
Pleasantville, New York
2021

To support a revised version of the Terra Foundation for American Art’s website “Civil War in Art: Teaching and Learning from Chicago Collections” (Civilwarinart.org), to be published on Smarthistory’s website, which incorporates updated scholarship and additional works of art to better reflect contemporary and historical perspectives (particularly those of Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and women scholars and artists) on the war and its legacy, and on Civil War monuments as contemporary sites of discourse and activism.

Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Design
$25,000
Chicago, Illinois
2021

To support the two-day Design + Activism Symposium, examining design’s role in social movements and activism in Chicago past and present, to be held in conjunction with the Chicago History Museum’s research project to develop the 2024 Art Design Chicago exhibition Chicago Designs for Change.

Center for Native Futures
$25,000
Chicago, Illinois
2021

To support the Mounds Summit, the inaugural two-day conference of the newly formed Center for Native Futures, dedicated to scholarship addressing Indigenous Futurisms, and the contemporary art and creative art practices of Native people.