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posted by CAA — Apr 15, 2016

Read about the latest news from institutional members.

Institutional News is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

April 2016

The Frick Collection in New York has partnered with the Ghetto Film School, a Bronx high school for filmmaking, for a new initiative called the Frick Film Project. The project will provide onsite arts education for students across the fine arts and cinematic arts.

The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, has released the Getty Scholars’ Workplace, a free downloadable tool designed specifically for collaborative humanities research.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has refreshed and upgraded its website and app. Among the new features is a series of enhancements that create a more intuitive resource and experience for both online browsers and institutional visitors.

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has received a $30 million challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The funds will support digital programs, education, conservation, and the museum’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, has accepted a $375,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to underwrite the implementation of major objectives in its Linked Open Date Initiative.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has accepted a $3 million challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The funds will endow the position of Carol Stringari, the museum’s deputy director and chief conservator, as well as a new job, the director of engagement, conservation, and collections.