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posted by CAA — Oct 17, 2012

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October 2012

The Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the state of Ohio in support of a major renovation project of the museum’s Romanesque revival building, library, and archives. In addition, the museum has also won a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services for $149,656, with a matching amount of $176,722, to aid its digital inventory of approximately 25,000 works on paper, including pastels, watercolors, posters, and illustrated books.

The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of the late professor Karl Kilinski to fund an endowed chair in Hellenic visual vulture. The award will allow the university to hire a professor with expertise in the art of the Bronze Age, classical Greece, and Byzantium.

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has received a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services for $148,599, with a matching amount of $400,696. The grant will be used to digitize approximately four thousand objects in its collection, including works on paper, objects of American material culture, and American and European silver.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has won a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services for $146,559, with a matching amount of $264,122. The award will be used to develop the Texas Artisans and Artists Archive, a digital resource that documents the lives and practices of individuals who lived and worked in Texas in the early twentieth century.

The New Orleans Museum of Art in Louisiana has received a Museums for America grant of $150,000, with a matching amount of $360,179, to help fund the second phase of a digitization project that will make ten thousand images of works held in the collection accessible online.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has been awarded a Museums for America grant of $150,000, with a matching amount of $444,884. The award money will be applied to a digitization project of more than four thousand items in the museum’s holdings, including paintings and decorative objects from its Chinese collection.

Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has received a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services for $141,232, with a matching amount of $143,162, to support a program, called Free 2nd Saturdays, that seeks diversify the museum’s public.

The Seattle Art Museum in Washington has earned a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services for $140,000, with a matching amount of $146,134. The funds will support the museum’s teen programs, which help educate young people using the museum’s collection.  

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond has received a Museums for America grant of $150,000, with a matching amount of $550,622, to aid in the creation of an online catalogue of the museum’s collection. The new catalogue system will make accessible works of art that are held in offsite storage facilities.

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, has won a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services for $111,615, with a matching amount of $298,447. The museum will apply the money toward a twenty-three-month educational program called American Visions: Engaging the Community with American Art.

The Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts, has received a grant of $123,679 administered by the Institute of Museums and Library Services. The award will aid in the museum’s digital archiving of eight hundred American and European paintings currently in storage. The project will make available works by artists such as Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Gustave Courbet, and Camille Pissarro.