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posted by CAA — Jun 15, 2016

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June 2016

The Bruce Museum of Arts and Science in Greenwich, Connecticut, has announced that its Education Department has won the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County’s 2016 Arts and Culture Empowerment (ACE) Award for Education. The award celebrates individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Fairfield County community through arts and culture.

The Cincinnati Art Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio, has launched a newly redesigned website that makes digital images of nearly sixty thousand artworks from its collection, accompanied by over four thousand high-quality photographs, accessible online for the first time. In addition, the museum’s upcoming contribution to the Artstor Digital Library will increase access to the collection for universities and educational partners.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has received a grant of $600,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that provides three years of programmatic support for the Institute’s Research and Academic Program to strengthen scholarship in art history and visual studies. The funding specifically enables the program to pursue new initiatives while also continuing support for key programs established with earlier support from the foundation.

The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has been awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation to launch the development of Up/Start MICA, a college-wide entrepreneurship initiative that will capitalize on the unique talents of the college’s students and recent graduates.

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has debuted the second release in its Online Editions series, Italian Paintings of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries by the late Miklós Boskovits, one of the leading scholars of early Italian art. This online catalogue—more than a decade in the making—offers a fresh examination of this collection and made possible through the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through a special endowment for scholarly publications supported by the Getty Foundation.

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has accepted a $10 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to establish the John Wilmerding Fund for Education in American Art. The John Wilmerding Fund—named for the museum’s retired curator, deputy director, trustee, and chairman—will support programs with a broad focus on American art, celebrating Wilmerding’s immeasurable contributions to the field.

The Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, along with Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, have jointly acquired the Lucien Aigner Collection, an extraordinary archive of photographs, negatives, recordings, film, books, magazine clippings, letters, and journalistic writings. A pioneer of 1930s photojournalism, Lucien Aigner (1901–1999) belonged to the generation of photographers that included Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Erich Salomon.