Ackland Art Museum
Chapel Hill, NC
To support Unsettled Things: Art from an African American South at the Ackland Art Museum, after the show’s presentation as the inaugural exhibition at the International African American Museum in South Carolina. Comprising forty-four works by makers from the American South, the exhibition seeks to contest the canonical framework that marginalizes makers described as “folk,” “visionary,” “vernacular,” and “self-taught” figures. A publication accompanies the exhibition.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
To support Marisol: A Retrospective, presented at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Toledo Museum of Art. Drawn almost exclusively from a bequest of the artist Marisol Escobar’s estate to the Albright-Knox, the exhibition presents more than one hundred objects in a range of media to create a holistic view of Marisol’s creative identity as it unfolded. A publication accompanies the exhibition.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
To support Into View: Bernice Bing, the first installment of a new exhibition series that brings pressing social issues and underserved voices in contemporary art into view. Comprising ten works recently acquired from the artist’s estate, the exhibition examines the work and life of Chinese American painter Bernice Bing and poses questions about how themes of race, gender, and sexuality are essential to the understanding of postwar American abstraction.
Arizona State University Art Museum
To support Making Visible, the first exhibition in the series Tierras Reimaginadas/Reimagined Territories. Featuring approximately forty artworks, Making Visible examines how museums have created cultural narratives around collection objects that perpetuate and fortify mythologies of the American West, and it invites audiences to reconsider ideas such as identity, value, and hierarchy within these cultural constructions.
Autry Museum of the American West
Los Angeles, CA
To support planning for Three Views, an exhibition featuring one hundred beaded items and other cultural materials from the Autry’s historical Native American collection and from loaned contemporary works. The exhibition explores and unveils the meanings, histories, and concepts embedded in many aspects of Native cultural materials.
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
To support planning for an exhibition featuring Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive’s recently received bequest of more than 3,000 quilts. The exhibition focuses on the role of quilts in sustaining culture, memory, kinship ties, and creative expression for African Americans, especially in the context of twentieth-century migrations. An exhibition publication is planned.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Colorado Springs, CO
To support Signs of the Americas, a collection reinstallation that brings together the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Modern & Contemporary, Southwest, and Regional Collections. Focusing on themes such as migration, politics, portraiture, and landscape, the reinstallation opens dialogues between artworks from different times and places to foreground untold and marginalized histories. An exhibition publication is planned.
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
New York, NY
To support Design, Texture, Color: Dorothy Liebes and American Modernism (working title), the first monographic exhibition of Dorothy Liebes in over fifty years. Featuring a multimedia display of more than ninety objects, the exhibition celebrates Liebes’s influence and achievements as a woman designer working in the male-dominated realms of architecture and textile production. A publication accompanies the exhibition.
David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art
To support Monochrome Multitudes, a temporary exhibition examining the uses of monochromy in American art that will be on view from September 22, 2022, to January 8, 2023. The exhibition will be accompanied by educational programming and a smartphone app featuring audio in which students, lenders of art for the exhibition, and community members provide commentary on works in the exhibition.
Detroit Institute of Arts
To support the reinstallation of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Native American art galleries. With an emphasis on cultural continuity, vibrancy, and the agency of Indigenous peoples, the reinstallation aims to spark imaginations while deepening understanding of Indigenous communities in galleries animated by Native American voices and perspectives.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
To support planning for the reinstallation of the de Young’s Native American art galleries. The interpretive framework and narrative structure of the reinstallation focuses on historical objects, showing their living histories and connections to ways of knowing.
Foundation of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Inc.
To support Ed Wilson: The Sculptor as Afro-humanist, the first retrospective in over fifty years of the Binghamton-based artist Ed Wilson. Drawn from the museum’s significant institutional holdings of his work, the exhibition presents a comprehensive overview of Wilson’s long career, including his autonomous figures carved from stone and wood and his large-scale public artworks. A publication accompanies the exhibition.
Friends of the Elisabet Ney Museum
To support the collection reinstallation at Formosa, the historic home and studio of Elisabet Ney, a groundbreaking radical Progressive, gender nonconformist, and celebrity sculptor who left Germany as a political refugee and settled in Southeast Texas. Reopening after extensive renovations, the museum is reframing its 110-year-old storytelling narrative to focus on Ney’s remarkable life.
To support planning for the Gilcrease Museum’s new core galleries of American art. The presentation features the museum’s interdisciplinary collection as a means to tell stories that expand narratives of American art by representing Oklahoma’s diverse populations and by challenging preconceived perceptions.
To support Arriving Forever Into the Present World, an exhibition of pottery, textiles, and basketry from the Heard’s collection that showcases living artistic traditions within Southwestern Indigenous cultures. Thirty-two works in pairings explore several generations of work in different ways, including across tribal traditions and within particular familial lines.
High Museum of Art
To support planning for Patterns in Abstraction: Aesthetic Innovation in African American Quilts, an exhibition showcasing the High Museum of Art’s holdings of quilts by African American women. Patterns in Abstraction features quilts that are variations on Birds in the Air and Housetop themes, two quilt patterns with origins in the nineteenth century that are geometric distillations of natural phenomenon and human-made environments. An exhibition publication is planned.
Illinois State Museum
To support an exhibition and accompanying full-color catalogue showcasing works from the museum’s permanent collection by Illinois artists identifying as African American, Asian American, Indigenous, and/or LGBTQ. The project will be collaboratively developed by three guest curators. The exhibition will be on view at the Illinois State Museum in 2024 before traveling to the Lockport Gallery in Lockport, Illinois, and to Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts
To support East of the Pacific: Making Histories of Asian American Art, an exhibition inaugurating the Cantor’s recently formed Asian American Art Initiative. Comprising approximately one hundred objects by Asian American artists, the exhibition aims to fundamentally challenge, complicate, and expand the history of American art so that the contributions of Asian American/Asian diasporic artists can be more accurately credited and reflected.
Milwaukee Art Museum
To support Native Voices: Art of the American West Reinterpreted, a collection reinstallation that presents works crossing traditional curatorial boundaries as have been determined by date, country of origin, and media. Along with honoring Native cultures and their distinct contributions, the exhibition seeks to illuminate themes that speak to contemporary social issues, ranging from the environment and land use to settlement and postcolonialism to materials used in artistic production.
Mingei International Museum
San Diego, CA
To support Textures and Tones—Stitching America, a project examining Mingei’s holdings of nearly four hundred American quilts made by self-taught artists through lenses of race, class, and gender. The project aims to yield a rich crowdsourced understanding of the collection to inform a future exhibition of approximately fifty quilts. An exhibition publication is planned.
Mississippi Museum of Art
To support the reinstallation of New Symphony of Time to focus on Mississippi culture through musical genres such as blues, rock and roll, and gospel, all of which flourished there before spreading to other regions. Inspired by Margaret Walker’s lines of poetry, “I gave music to the world/and called it Syncopation,” the presentation reflects the museum’s diverse community and its interests. A publication accompanies the exhibition.
Montclair Art Museum
To support the reinstallation of historical and contemporary Native American artworks to reflect new collaborative and critical museological approaches. Approximately sixty objects are presented in a manner that privileges Indigenous relationships to art, contextualizes the work within the larger context of American art history and challenges ideologies that can delimit what Native art is or can be.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Santa Fe, NM
To support Horizons: Weaving Between the Lines with Diné Textiles, showcasing forty historical and contemporary textiles from the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the American Museum of Natural History’s collections. The exhibition highlights the localized and land-based knowledge systems that guide Navajo textile production and advances discourse on Native American textile art, craft history and theory, and issues of cultural preservation and heritage. A publication accompanies the exhibition.
Museum of Nebraska Art
To support In Search of Ourselves, the first collection presentation to be exhibited when the Museum of Nebraska Art opens its new galleries after a major expansion. The exhibition shares a broad history of American art, with a focus on Nebraska, through approximately eighty-five works of art and a diversity of artists, perspectives, and stories.
National Portrait Gallery
To support Out of Many: Portraits from 1600 to 1900, a collection reinstallation presenting a broad range of popular art forms, including silhouettes, sheet music, theatrical posters, and playing cards alongside paintings and sculptures. The presentation aims to expand the understanding of American visual culture during this historical period, enlarge definitions of portraiture, and to challenge preconceptions about what merits historical analysis and museum display.
Neuberger Museum of Art
To support planning for a collection reinstallation that brings together, for the first time, the Neuberger Museum of Art’s collections of American modern and contemporary art and African art. The reinstallation is a more holistic presentation of the museum’s collections and a reframing of traditional historical narratives.
New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans, LA
To support a suite of American art galleries devoted to the New Orleans Museum of Art’s collection that presents the first comprehensive installation of American art in the museum’s history. Foregrounding the work of Black, Indigenous, and female artists and makers, the installation seeks to challenge existing hierarchies and to offer an inclusive appraisal of American art and history, emphasizing the often under-acknowledged role of New Orleans.
North Carolina Museum of Art
To support the reinstallation of American art at the North Carolina Museum of Art to mark the 75th anniversary of the North Carolina legislature’s establishment of the People’s Collection. The new installation highlights the multiplicity of voices that have contributed to art and culture and features site-specific commissioned works alongside historical works to introduce expanded dialogues and ways of understanding. A publication accompanies the exhibition.
Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum
To support the reinstallation of the collection at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum in order that a more complete story of the history of comics as an American art form can be told. The inclusive and equitable presentation better represents the scope of the museum’s more than three million items and the diversity and richness of comics and cartooning.
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
To support Together/Apart: Modern and Contemporary Art of the United States, an exhibition comprising works from the Frost Art Museum and the Wolfsonian—both embedded institutions under the auspices of Florida International University. Approximately seventy-five objects are organized in thematic sections to focus on the construction of identity in the United States and pose the question, “What does it mean to be ‘American’ in the Americas?”
To support planning for an exhibition at the Phillips Collection of selections from its collection alongside artworks from the Howard University Gallery of Art. The collaborative exhibition is a joint project of the Phillips Collection and Howard University Gallery of Art, institutions with a longstanding relationship dating to the 1930s.
Plains Art Museum
To support Continuity of Culture, the first collaborative exhibition between Crow’s Shadow Institute for the Arts (Portland, Oregon) and the Plains Art Museum. Exploring narrative threads surrounding Indigenous creativity as it relates to cultural existence, the exhibition of sixty-eight historical Native American artworks and contemporary prints expresses the past’s timeless and continuous validity. A publication accompanies the exhibition.
Portland Museum of Art
To support the reinstallation of American art galleries at the Portland Museum of Art. The new installation focuses on such themes as the environmental and social impact of the coastal scenes depicted in nineteenth-century American painting; the histories and artistic traditions of First Nations artists in Maine; and questions of materiality, natural resources, colonial and imperial commercial systems, and domesticity.
Princeton University Art Museum
To support Object Lessons in American Art, an exhibition organized around the rubrics of race, gender, and the environment to expand the boundaries of American art. Comprising 94 artworks from the Prince University Art Museum’s collection, the exhibition will be presented at the Georgia Museum of Art, the Florence Griswold Museum, and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. A publication accompanies the exhibition.
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
To support the reinstallation of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art’s modern and contemporary art and design collections with a focus on newly acquired and rarely exhibited works by underrepresented artists and designers. The presentation counters narratives that isolate American modern and contemporary art from European, Latin American, African, and Asian modern art, drawing instead connections across perspectives, cultures, and media.
Riverside Art Museum
To support the development of an exhibition program for the new Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture of the Riverside Art Museum. The Cheech opened in May 2022, stewarding more than five hundred pieces gifted from Cheech Marin’s collection, among other works, and presenting programs that uplift historically marginalized Chicano artists and their contributions to the American art canon.
Speed Art Museum
To support the reinstallation of the Speed Art Museum’s Kentucky Gallery with the goal of making it more inclusive, engaging, and relevant to the diverse communities it serves. Featuring paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, drawings, prints, and other objects from the Speed’s extensive Kentucky Collection, the gallery is the largest and most visited presentation dedicated to the historical art of the state.
Tampa Museum of Art
To support Purvis Young: Redux at the Tampa Museum of Art upon completion of a major building renovation. Comprising the museum’s complete holdings of ninety-one works by Purvis Young, the exhibition explores themes significant to the artist’s practice—social justice, immigration, systemic racism, hope, spirituality, and survival—and examines his visual language and symbols.
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
To support More Than: Expanding Artists Identities from the American West at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block. The multidisciplinary, identity-based, and collaborative exhibition of more than forty works seeks to expand the definition of the genre and examine narratives that are often overlooked or made invisible. A publication accompanies the exhibition.
University of Nevada, Reno Foundation
To support the Lilley Co-Lab, an interactive planning project to inform the Lilley Museum of Art’s new permanent collection display. The project engages the community in activities to help determine the concept, object selection, and narrative structure of the exhibition.
University of New Mexico Foundation
To support the University of New Mexico Art Museum’s new iteration of HINDSIGHT/INSIGHT: Reflecting on the Collection, which examines traditional genres of art, including portraiture, landscape, and abstraction, in conjunction with various topics and themes demonstrating the validity of a plurality of narratives drawn from the same works of art. A publication accompanies the exhibition.
University of Wyoming Art Museum
To support the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s fiftieth-anniversary exhibition, which explores the museum’s place in the American West. Selections from the museum’s collection of Western art are presented in ways that enhance representation of Indigenous and women artists and highlight notable omissions and nuances in the interpretation of works from the region. A publication accompanies the exhibition.
Weisman Art Museum of the University of Minnesota
To support planning for a reinstallation of the Weisman Art Museum’s collection of American art. The project lays the groundwork for a presentation and related publication foregrounding an expanded view of the collection and definition of American art.
Westmoreland Museum of American Art
To support planning for the reinterpretation and reinstallation of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s permanent collection galleries. The project centers the theme of labor as a lens to interrogate the collection in order to make connections to the museum’s regional history and communities.
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
To support A Very Long Line: Migration, Displacement, and the Struggle for Land and Refuge (working title), comprising approximately two hundred artworks, including paintings, sculptures, works on paper, installations, and time-based media from the Whitney’s collection. Taking its title from a 2016 video work by the artist collective Postcommodity, the exhibition examines the definition of American art as it has evolved throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.