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posted by CAA — Aug 17, 2014

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August 2014

The Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland has received a $69,556 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to build on previous efforts to catalogue the museum’s archive—which includes correspondence with artists, exhibition research, photography, and audio recordings of lectures and events—and to create finding aids for it.

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has announced that its publication series Studies in the History of Art is now accessible on JSTOR.

The Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $140,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, facilitated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, to update and modernize parts of the museum.

The Frick Collection in New York has announced plans to enhance and renovate its museum and library, which includes the construction of a new addition and the renovation and expansion of existing interior spaces.

The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has received a $240,000 grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage to support an exhibition called Strange Currencies.

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, has received a $10 million gift to support the expansion of gallery and teaching spaces, as well as a new entrance.

Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to enhance the study of art history through a focus on working with objects. The four-year effort, a collaboration among three Chicago-area institutions, is called the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chicago Objects Study Initiative.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has received a $300,000 grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage to support the reinstallation of its eight galleries of South Asian art, titled South Asian Art: Experimentation, Interpretation, and Evaluation.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, has accepted a $5.4 million gift from David M. Rubenstein for the renovation of its Renwick Gallery. The donation completes the private fundraising goal for the museum’s capital renovation project.

St. Johns University in Jamaica, New York, will soon launch a master of arts degree program in museum administration, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in fall 2014.

The Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has received a $360,000 grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage to support an installation called reFORM by the artist Pepón Osorio.

The University of Chicago in Illinois has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to enhance the study of art history through a focus on working with objects. The four-year effort, a collaboration among three Chicago-area institutions, is called the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chicago Objects Study Initiative.

The University of South Carolina in Columbia has replaced the Department of Art with the School of Visual Art and Design. In addition, the school received a $32,790 grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation to support ceramics and small metals.

The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has accepted a $71,880 grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage to help fund an exhibition called Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-Garde.