Exhibitions


Yorkshire Sculpture Park
$200,000
Wakefield, United Kingdom
2019

To support David Smith in Yorkshire, the largest exhibition on David Smith to take place in the United Kingdom outside of London. Smith was a key figure in the history of twentieth-century sculpture, and the exhibition includes approximately 40 sculptures, drawn from four decades, beginning with Smith’s earliest experimental works from the 1930s and ending with his large-scale sculptures of the 1960s, along with a selection of drawings. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Whitney Museum of American Art
$250,000
New York, New York
2019

To support The Impact of the Mexican Muralists on Artists in the United States, 1920-1950, which focuses on the impact of the “Mexican Vogue” on American art made between 1920 and
1950, a period defined by frequent travel of Mexican and American artists and intellectuals between the two countries. The exhibition brings together approximately 180 works by some 65 different artists from the United States and Mexico. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition, which will also be presented at the McNay Art Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Tate Modern
$475,000
London, United Kingdom
2019

To support Nam June Paik: The Future is Now at all five venues: Tate Modern, Stedelijk Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and National Gallery Singapore. The exhibition is the first of its scale to present the Korean American artist Nam June Paik as a key figure of the twentieth-century avant-garde movement. English- and Dutch-language catalogues accompany the exhibition.

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery
$200,000
Washington, DC
2019

To support Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture, which positions Prussian naturalist’s Alexander von Humboldt’s ties to the United States as a crucial factor in the construction of American cultural identity and visual arts. The exhibition examines Humboldt’s century-long influence on five spheres of American cultural development: visual arts, sciences, literature, politics, and exploration. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Richard H. Driehaus Museum
$100,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, an exhibition that examines ecclesiastical windows created by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his workshops between 1880 and 1920. Commissioned by churches across the United States, these works—varying from intimate portraits to monumental triptychs—feature imagery drawn from the Christian religious tradition, illustrated in the figurative style contemporary to the time. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Museu de Arte de São Paulo
$75,000
São Paulo, Brazil
2019

To support Picture Gallery in Transformation: MCA Chicago at MASP, which is part of a series to bring works of art by non-Brazilian artists from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s collection to MASP for integration into the exhibition displays of MASP’s own collection.

Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín
$150,000
Medellín, Colombia
2019

To support Dan Flavin. Light and Space, an exhibition that presents 18 of Flavin’s fluorescent- tube artworks, made between 1963 and 1974. Together, these works trace the evolution of the artist’s developing interests in this commercially produced medium. A catalogue in Spanish and English accompanies the exhibition.

Milwaukee Art Museum
$350,000
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2019

To support Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980, the first major exhibition to examine the impact of Scandinavian design on American material culture and, conversely, the influence of American design in Scandinavia. The exhibition expands the canonical history of American decorative arts and design history to include the extensive influence of Scandinavian design and designers. The exhibition travels to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the exhibition co-organizer, as well as the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

McMaster Museum of Art
$77,000
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2019

To support Peripheral Vision(s): Perspectives on the “Indian” Image by 19th-century Northern Plains Warrior-artists, Leonard Baskin, and Fritz Scholder, an exhibition that examines the complexities and contradictions embedded in the history of the “Indian” image. By bringing together the work of twentieth-century artists Leonard Baskin and Fritz Scholder with Lakota ledger drawings, the exhibition examines the complicated attempts artists have made to dislodge representations of Indigenous peoples in North America stuck in stereotype, cliché, and the trope of Manifest Destiny. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
$246,000
Humlebæk, Denmark
2019

To support Marsden Hartley, the largest exhibition of the work of American artist Marsden Hartley in Europe to date. The exhibition pays particular attention to works of various media that have often been overlooked, including paintings, works on paper, and poetry, framing these works as paths that led Hartley to his most iconic achievements. A catalogue published in Danish and English accompanies the exhibition.