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posted by CAA — Feb 17, 2012

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February 2012

Alfred University in Alfred, New York, has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the Institute for Electronic Arts’ Experimental Projects Residency. The School of Art and Design in the New York State College of Ceramics will use the grant to fully fund eight artists chosen for one- to two-week residencies.

The American Academy in Rome in Italy has received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help fund its yearlong residency program for American artists.

The Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado, has accepted a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its residency program for emerging and established artists.

The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture in New York has been awarded a 2011 Hurricane Recovery Grant in support of American Christmas Cards 1900–1960, an exhibition that was held September 21–December 31, 2011. The $3,000 grant came from the New York Council for the Humanities and is intended to aid cultural institutions affected in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

California Institute of the Arts in Valencia has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in aid of the CalArts Community Partnership Summer Arts Program, a three-week initiative for high school students to learn from professional artists and to participate in a choice of five workshops: visual art, dance, music, film/video, and writing.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a grant of $68,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts. The museum will apply the funds to Color!, an exhibition of fine-art color photography and its accompanying catalogue.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant of $15,000. The school will use the funds for Ruptures, an exhibition of commissioned artworks that address public space, the role of the artist, and social justice. Featured artists will include Sharon Hayes, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Nancy Davenport.

DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, has earned a $39,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help support the DePaul Art Museum’s exhibition War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art, scheduled for spring 2013.

Electronic Arts Intermix in New York has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its Artists’ Media Distribution Service, a program founded in 1973 that offers an archive and lending library of more than 3,500 titles of video and media art.

The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, has acquired an important Man Ray archive. Among the highlights of the collection, which includes photographs, ephemera, and correspondences with other artists, are agendas the artist kept that document twenty-seven years of his career.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has been awarded $30,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts for stillspotting nyc, a two-year multidisciplinary collaboration with the New York City Department of Transportation and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University.

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, part of Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, has earned a $34,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for an upcoming exhibition, Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life 1928–1944, which will feature more than forty paintings and be accompanied by a catalogue.

Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant will support the school’s Ceramic and New Technology Research Initiative, a three-week residency program that explores connections between ceramics and digital technology. The college has also launched a new online publication, Community Arts Journal, which describes the school’s relationship to the arts and activism communities in Baltimore and beyond.

The New Orleans Museum of Art in Louisiana has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant of $20,000 in support of Inspired by New Orleans, a project comprising artist lectures, an original sound piece by Dario Robleto, and a Mississippi-based project designed by the architects David Adjaye and Michael Maltzan.

The New York Art Resource Consortium has completed a new digital collection, made in partnership with the Frick Art Reference Library, the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives, and the Museum of Modern Art Library. The collection, called Documenting the Gilded Age: New York City Exhibitions at the Turn of the 20th Century, features materials from the city’s art galleries, associations, and clubs and is available to researchers as full-text digital facsimiles.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia has been awarded a $34,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help produce a museum exhibition, Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis, which will present paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, and archival material.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has earned a $61,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the exhibition Van Gogh Up Close, on view February 1–May 6, 2012.

The Picker Art Gallery and the Clifford Art Gallery at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, have received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the exhibition Recto/Verso: Video by Ann Hamilton, a survey of the video art by Ann Hamilton, on view February 3–April 6, 2012.

Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, has accepted a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help fund the Pratt Center for Community Development, an outreach program connecting the school to its neighborhood through community events and collaborative projects.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California has received a $34,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of a retrospective of the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. The exhibition will feature seventy large-scale color photographs and five video installations and be on view February 18–May 28, 2012.

The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, has earned a $27,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support its nine-week residency program for emerging artists.

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, has received a $5 million endowment from the New York philanthropist Dame Jillian Sackler for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The gift is in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the naming of the Sackler Gallery.

Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, has been awarded a $34,000 grant to support the Newcomb Art Gallery’s exhibition Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise, which will open in October 2013.

The University of California, Berkeley, has received a $15 million gift from David Woo to support the relocation of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Woo is a 1967 graduate of Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design and was active in the planning of the original museum and archive.

The University of Oregon in Eugene has received a $1.2 million endowment gift from the estate of Ann Swindell to sustain faculty development and help expand the art curriculum in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

The University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The museum will use the funds to support an exhibition devoted to the work of the American artist Ralston Crawford (1906–1978).

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, in Hartford, Connecticut, has accepted a $21,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of MATRIX, a dynamic exhibition series founded in 1974 that features emerging artists.

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has received a $61,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help fund the museum’s upcoming retrospective for Jay DeFeo, scheduled for February 28–June 2, 2013.

The Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, has accepted a $68,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for an upcoming exhibition, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland 1861–2008. With more than one hundred artifacts—paintings, drawings, films, and posters—the show will trace the appeal of Coney Island from its prehistory to the present.