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posted by CAA — Aug 17, 2013

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August 2013

California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, along with the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in Los Angeles, has received a $244,000 grant from ArtPlace America for the September 2013 edition of “Radar L.A., an International Festival of Contemporary Theater” and a related series of performing artist residencies.

California State University, Stanislaus, has received a $20,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a study of the differential impacts of arts participation on California’s Central San Joaquin Valley, in particular Stanislaus County.

Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, has won a $20,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a study using the federal agency’s Survey of Public Participation in the Arts data to develop a multivariate framework for measuring arts participation.

The Fleet Library at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence has received a $50,000 National Forum Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to hold a symposium titled “Materials Education and Research in Art and Design: A New Role for Libraries,” which took place June 6–8, 2013, at the school’s museum.

The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has accepted a $20,000 grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage for an upcoming exhibition called Strange Currencies.

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has received a $25,000 grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage for its upcoming exhibition, Barbara Kasten.

The Maine College of Art in Portland has unveiled a new institutional logo, created through a collaboration between Eddie Opara of the design company Pentagram and a group of design faculty and students.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has combined its Department of Prints with the Department of Drawings, creating a new Department of Prints and Drawings. The change took effect on July 1, 2013.

The National Gallery in London, England, has partnered with the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, to add nearly 100,000 records of art sales from more than 1,200 British auction catalogues that were published between 1780 and 1800. The records will join the Getty Provenance Index, a free online art-historical database.

Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, has received a $25,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support an analysis of American Community Survey data to determine relationships among selections of arts majors, occupational choices, and labor-market outcomes of American college graduates, including artist job holders.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has earned a $30,000 planning grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage for a project called “The Contemporary Caucus,” which will engage staff from education, technology, marketing, communications, and exhibitions to identify and implement optimal strategies for connecting with twenty-first-century audiences.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has received a Curatorial Travel/Internationally Collaborative Pre-exhibition Convening Grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art for an upcoming exhibition, Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the Twentieth Century.

The Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, in partnership with the design firm Project Projects, has completed a new visual identity and website for the school’s museum. Part of the initiative involved the renaming of the exhibiting institution as RISD Museum.

Saint Louis University in Missouri has accepted a $20,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a study that will examine how the growth and stability of local arts businesses have contributed to the redevelopment of downtown Saint Louis at the street and block level.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois has won a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to support a study of the characteristics, needs, and support systems of ethnically and culturally specific organizations in the United States and Canada.

The Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio, has achieved a milestone in a twenty-year effort to reduce energy consumption. On May 21, 2013, the museum’s main building, a 101-year-old Beaux Arts structure, stopped drawing power from the electrical grid and even began returning power to the system.

The University of Iowa Museum of Art in Iowa City has received permission from its board of regents to construct a new building that will house a collection of 12,000 works. The school’s old exhibition space was destroyed by flooding in 2008.

The University of Maryland, College Park, has won a $25,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support an analysis of two longitudinal data sets for information about the impact of high school arts education on college attainment, after controlling for certain preexisting differences between arts and nonarts students.

The University of Oregon in Eugene has received a $15,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the development of an online, annotated resource that identifies American prison arts programs and their histories, related research, and outcomes analyzed on a rubric to be created for this project.

The University of Southern California in Los Angeles has earned a $15,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support an analysis of survey data from the National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture to map the spatial relationships of media arts organizations to local community characteristics and target audiences.

West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, has received a $25,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a study examining the physiological impacts of participation in music, dance, and the visual arts on economically disadvantaged children.

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has approved a new graphic identity and logo—which it calls the “responsive W”—in consultation with the design studio Experimental Jetset.

Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina, has received a $2.1 million grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation to enhance its Art Department with the addition of studio craft and material arts and to foster a close partnership between it and the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design.

The Wolfsonian–FIU at Florida International University in Miami Beach, Florida, has accepted a $5 million donation from the Knight Foundation to fund a project to make the museum’s collection digitally accessible within five years.