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posted by CAA — Dec 17, 2012

Read about the latest news from institutional members.

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December 2012

The Dallas Museum of Art in Texas has accepted a $94,681 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to create a Learning Lab, described as a space for young people to interact with mentors and peers using new media and traditional materials, with the goal of having museum visitors create content as well as consume it.

The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has won a Community Service Award from the Oklahoma Arts Council, an official state agency. The award recognizes significant contributions to the arts in specific Oklahoma communities in areas of leadership and volunteerism.

The Saint Louis Art Museum in Missouri has received a $125,000 multiyear commitment from the Private Client Reserve of US Bank for the Beaux Arts Council, a leadership giving group that provides unrestricted support for the museum.

The University of Michigan School of Art and Design in Ann Arbor has received a $32.5 million pledge from Penny Stampls, a 1966 design graduate, and her husband, E. Roe Stampls, which will be matched with $7.5 million from the university.

The Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, has received the 2012 Benjamin West Award from the American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust. This annual award is given to an individual or institution that has shown extraordinary commitment to Anglo-American friendship and generosity to the arts.

Yale University Press, based in New Haven, Connecticut, has accepted a planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a new digital initiative in its scholarly publishing program in art and architectural history. The grant will allow the press to launch extensive market research and development of a new electronic model for illustrated books.