Art Design Chicago


University of Illinois at Chicago
$22,500
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To support Chicago Design: Histories and Narratives, a scholarly publication developed as an outgrowth of the two-day international conference of the same name, presented as part of Art Design Chicago 2018. Foregrounding a broad definition of design in Chicago, the volume is the first to look beyond previously studied examples of modernism, shedding light on lesser known—yet significant—design practices nurtured in Chicago from the late-nineteenth through twentieth century, by virtue of the city’s role as a national hub for printing, advertising, marketing, retail manufacturing, transportation, and design education.

Polish Museum of America
$2,300
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To support research travel to Poland for an exhibition tentatively titled Face to Face with Modernism: Stanislaw Szukalski in Chicago, 1913–23, focusing on the formation of modernist movements and networks in Chicago through the lens of Szukalski’s work, including sculptures, prints, and photographs created during his formative years in the city.

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
$22,500
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To support At Home in the World: African American Designers in Chicago, a scholarly publication based on the exhibition African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce, and Politics of Race presented as part of Art Design Chicago 2018. The publication serves as the first comprehensive survey of Black design in Chicago, a major center of American product manufacturing and consumer culture in the twentieth century, while exploring the diverse work and worldviews of the city’s African American designers from the start of the Great Migration to today.

Art Design Chicago 2024
$1,158,000
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To fund the administration, planning, and partner-engagement and audience-building activities for the second iteration of Art Design Chicago, a large-scale collaborative project exploring the city’s art and design history, leading up to the major citywide presentation planned for 2024.

University of Chicago Press
$7,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support the second edition of Chicago Apartments: A Century of Lakefront Luxury, by cultural historian Neil Harris and originally published by Acanthus Press. The book provides social, cultural, economic, and design context for the luxurious multi-unit lakefront housing constructed between the late nineteenth and twenty-first centuries. The new edition includes coverage of a dozen additional buildings, a new preface, additions to the bibliography, and an emphasis on interior design contemporary with the dates of the buildings.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
$75,000
Miami, Florida
2019

To support the exhibition AfriCOBRA: Nation Time, presented in Italy in conjunction with the 2019 Venice Biennale. The project features 45 works of art along with archival materials about the artist collective AfriCOBRA, formed in Chicago in 1968. The exhibition is presented at the venue Ca’ Faccanon as part of the Biennale’s Collateral Events. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
$175,000
Madrid, Spain
2019

To support H. C. Westermann: Goin’ Home, a retrospective consisting primarily of sculptures—the art form for which Westermann is best known—and including paintings, lithographs, drawings, and archival materials. Across these media, the exhibition considers themes and concerns embedded in Westermann’s work. Spanish- and English-language catalogues accompany the exhibition.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
$10,000
Los Angeles, California
2019

To support the presentation in Los Angeles of the Terra Foundation-supported exhibition Charles White: A Retrospective, co-organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum
of Modern Art. The exhibition explores the life and work of Charles White, beginning with his emergence as a force in Chicago and tracing his career as artist, activist, and educator in New York and Los Angeles. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
$75,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support costs associated with presenting the exhibition Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow at four venues in Europe. Featuring the work of 10 prominent non-mainstream Chicago artists, the exhibition travels to Halle Saint Pierre, Paris; Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Germany; Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne; and Outsider Art Museum, Amsterdam.

Hayward Gallery Touring
$60,000
London, United Kingdom
2019

To support the traveling exhibition How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s, which explores the formative years of the network of Chicago artists known as the Imagists. This exhibition frames the artists’ creative output within the particular Chicago context in which it was produced, highlighting place-based influences on the group’s aesthetics and subject matter. The exhibition travels from Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art to De La Warr Pavilion and is accompanied by a multi-author catalogue.