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posted by CAA — Aug 17, 2012

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August 2012

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, has received a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support an online cataloguing project of eight American photographers of the twentieth century: Carlotta Corpron, Nell Dorr, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, Helen Post, Clara Sipprell, Erwin E. Smith, and Karl Struss.

The Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio is creating an online catalogue of fifty-four British portrait miniatures from the museum’s collection of miniature painting from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. The catalogue will allow the paintings to be viewed at actual size and in great detail; an essay by Cory Korkow, a curatorial fellow at the museum, will accompany the work.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indiana has received a $190,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize and catalogue primary materials about Miller House and Garden, a modernist home designed by Eero Saarinen that was registered as a national historic landmark in 2000 and is owned and cared for by the museum. The collection includes blueprints, correspondence, textile samples, sketches, and photographs related to the house.

The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the recipient of a $500,000 gift from a university trustee, Irvin J. Borowsky, and his wife, Laurie Wagman, to establish the annual Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Art. The donation will also fund the Irvin Borowsky Center for Glass Arts, a 3,700-square-foot studio and exhibition space.

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Connecticut State Bond Commission and an additional $2.5 million from foundations and individuals to support an extensive renovation due to be completed in 2014. Affecting 70,000 square feet, the project will focus on creating additional gallery space, energy conservation, and improving storage facilities.