To support Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment, an exhibition co-organized by the Olana State Historic Site, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, and Crystal Bridges. Examining the complex relationships between art, nature, and science through the lens of three nineteenth-century artists, the exhibition highlights the metaphorical pollination of ideas among artists and between artists and scientists, in the nineteenth century and today. The exhibition travels to the co-organizing venues, as well as to the Cummer Museum and Gardens and Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and it is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.
To support Bruce Nauman, a retrospective exhibition co-organized by Tate Modern and the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam). Through an experiential display that gives prominence to sound and moving-image artworks, this presentation traces pertinent strands in the artist’s oeuvre through the staging of important and rarely seen works, in a way that aims to satisfy both long-standing followers and new audiences. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues, as well as to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Pirelli Hanger Bicocca (Milan). An English-language catalogue and an Italian-English, bilingual catalogue accompany the exhibition.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
To fund the comprehensive retrospective Joan Mitchell: Fierce Beauty. The exhibition brings together signature canvases with rarely seen paintings and works on paper in a presentation that highlights the artist’s varied creative processes, while illuminating her impact on postwar painting on both sides of the Atlantic. The retrospective travels from the Baltimore Museum of Art, a co-organizer, and then to SFMOMA, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York) and the Foundation Louis Vuitton (Paris), and is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
To support the first museum retrospective of the self-taught artist Morris Hirshfield titled Master of the Two Left Feet: The Rediscovery of Morris Hirshfield. Displaying 40 of the artist’s 72 surviving paintings, the exhibition highlights Hirshfield’s wildly stylized, and often polarizing, depictions of animals, landscapes, and female figures. A catalogue published in English and Italian accompanies the exhibition.
National Portrait Gallery of Australia
To support Facing New Worlds, an exhibition illuminating the stylistic and thematic affinities woven through portraits created on opposite sides of the Pacific during the “Age of Empire” from 1760 to 1860. The exhibition travels to the State Library of Victoria (Australia) and is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.
National Gallery of Art
To support Philip Guston Now, the first major retrospective of the artist’s career in nearly a decade, as well as the first in the United Kingdom in almost 20 years. The exhibition spans Guston’s 50-year career through 125 paintings and a selection of drawings, depicting the personal and the political, the abstract and the figurative, and the humorous and the tragic. The exhibition features an English-language catalogue and travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Tate Modern; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
National Gallery of Art
To support The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler, a survey exhibition of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s many renderings of Joanna Hiffernan, and for the first time, a comprehensive account of her role as an active participant in Whistler’s creative and personal life during the early 1860s. Co-organized by the National Gallery of Art and the Royal Academy of Art, this show highlights several works that resulted from the two months that Whistler and Hiffernan spent in Trouville in the fall of 1865 in the company of Gustave Courbet, Whistler’s mentor, friend, and rival. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues and is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.
Musée national d’art Moderne, Centre Pompidou
To support Alice Neel: An Engaged Eye, an exhibition that highlights the political and social aspects of Alice Neel’s work, which engaged with injustices in American society, pinpointing inequalities motivated by discrimination based on race, gender, and sexual orientation. Featuring 75 paintings and drawings, the show is divided into two thematic parts: class struggle and gender struggle. A French-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Museu de Arte de São Paulo
To support Senga Nengudi, the first solo exhibition in Latin America that focuses on the work of Senga Nengudi, an artist who for some 50 years crafted an oeuvre that inhabits a unique place between sculpture, dance, installation, and performance. The exhibition includes a large series of her iconic R.S.V.P sculptures, exhibited for the first time since 1976. A Portuguese-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
To support Robert Morris: The Perceiving Body, an exhibition co-organized by Mudam Luxembourg and the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. The exhibition features selected works representing the early work of Robert Morris, and it addresses his artistic practice that contributed to the transformation of art making in an era of political turmoil and profound historical change. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues and features a catalogue produced in English and French.