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posted by April 17, 2012

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April 2012

The Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois has received a $500,000 grant from the Indian government in support of a four-year exchange program with museums in India. The Art Institute is the first American museum to receive the grant, named the Vivekananda Memorial Program for Museum Excellence, in honor of Swami Vivekananda, an Indian musician, playwright, and philosopher.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has taken steps to make its digital-image collection more comprehensive and accessible to the public by integrating staff from the analogue-image library into the digital-media department.

The Rhode Island School of Design in Providence has partnered with the US Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies to create a permanent, large-scale outdoor artwork for the future American embassy in Rabat, Morocco. An artist and RISD alumnus, Jim Drain, spearheaded the project with a special six-week course called “Art in Embassies: Morocco,” which he taught in winter 2012, collaborating with students and a visiting Moroccan artist. The artwork will debut on November 30, 2012, at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Institutional News

posted by February 17, 2012

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February 2012

Alfred University in Alfred, New York, has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the Institute for Electronic Arts’ Experimental Projects Residency. The School of Art and Design in the New York State College of Ceramics will use the grant to fully fund eight artists chosen for one- to two-week residencies.

The American Academy in Rome in Italy has received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help fund its yearlong residency program for American artists.

The Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado, has accepted a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its residency program for emerging and established artists.

The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture in New York has been awarded a 2011 Hurricane Recovery Grant in support of American Christmas Cards 1900–1960, an exhibition that was held September 21–December 31, 2011. The $3,000 grant came from the New York Council for the Humanities and is intended to aid cultural institutions affected in the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

California Institute of the Arts in Valencia has been awarded a $70,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in aid of the CalArts Community Partnership Summer Arts Program, a three-week initiative for high school students to learn from professional artists and to participate in a choice of five workshops: visual art, dance, music, film/video, and writing.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a grant of $68,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts. The museum will apply the funds to Color!, an exhibition of fine-art color photography and its accompanying catalogue.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant of $15,000. The school will use the funds for Ruptures, an exhibition of commissioned artworks that address public space, the role of the artist, and social justice. Featured artists will include Sharon Hayes, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Nancy Davenport.

DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, has earned a $39,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help support the DePaul Art Museum’s exhibition War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art, scheduled for spring 2013.

Electronic Arts Intermix in New York has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its Artists’ Media Distribution Service, a program founded in 1973 that offers an archive and lending library of more than 3,500 titles of video and media art.

The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, has acquired an important Man Ray archive. Among the highlights of the collection, which includes photographs, ephemera, and correspondences with other artists, are agendas the artist kept that document twenty-seven years of his career.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has been awarded $30,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts for stillspotting nyc, a two-year multidisciplinary collaboration with the New York City Department of Transportation and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University.

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, part of Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, has earned a $34,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for an upcoming exhibition, Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life 1928–1944, which will feature more than forty paintings and be accompanied by a catalogue.

Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant will support the school’s Ceramic and New Technology Research Initiative, a three-week residency program that explores connections between ceramics and digital technology. The college has also launched a new online publication, Community Arts Journal, which describes the school’s relationship to the arts and activism communities in Baltimore and beyond.

The New Orleans Museum of Art in Louisiana has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant of $20,000 in support of Inspired by New Orleans, a project comprising artist lectures, an original sound piece by Dario Robleto, and a Mississippi-based project designed by the architects David Adjaye and Michael Maltzan.

The New York Art Resource Consortium has completed a new digital collection, made in partnership with the Frick Art Reference Library, the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives, and the Museum of Modern Art Library. The collection, called Documenting the Gilded Age: New York City Exhibitions at the Turn of the 20th Century, features materials from the city’s art galleries, associations, and clubs and is available to researchers as full-text digital facsimiles.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia has been awarded a $34,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help produce a museum exhibition, Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis, which will present paintings, drawings, sketchbooks, and archival material.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has earned a $61,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the exhibition Van Gogh Up Close, on view February 1–May 6, 2012.

The Picker Art Gallery and the Clifford Art Gallery at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, have received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the exhibition Recto/Verso: Video by Ann Hamilton, a survey of the video art by Ann Hamilton, on view February 3–April 6, 2012.

Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, has accepted a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help fund the Pratt Center for Community Development, an outreach program connecting the school to its neighborhood through community events and collaborative projects.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California has received a $34,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of a retrospective of the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. The exhibition will feature seventy large-scale color photographs and five video installations and be on view February 18–May 28, 2012.

The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, has earned a $27,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support its nine-week residency program for emerging artists.

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, has received a $5 million endowment from the New York philanthropist Dame Jillian Sackler for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The gift is in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the naming of the Sackler Gallery.

Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, has been awarded a $34,000 grant to support the Newcomb Art Gallery’s exhibition Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise, which will open in October 2013.

The University of California, Berkeley, has received a $15 million gift from David Woo to support the relocation of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Woo is a 1967 graduate of Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design and was active in the planning of the original museum and archive.

The University of Oregon in Eugene has received a $1.2 million endowment gift from the estate of Ann Swindell to sustain faculty development and help expand the art curriculum in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

The University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The museum will use the funds to support an exhibition devoted to the work of the American artist Ralston Crawford (1906–1978).

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, in Hartford, Connecticut, has accepted a $21,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of MATRIX, a dynamic exhibition series founded in 1974 that features emerging artists.

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has received a $61,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help fund the museum’s upcoming retrospective for Jay DeFeo, scheduled for February 28–June 2, 2013.

The Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, has accepted a $68,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for an upcoming exhibition, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland 1861–2008. With more than one hundred artifacts—paintings, drawings, films, and posters—the show will trace the appeal of Coney Island from its prehistory to the present.

Institutional News

posted by December 17, 2011

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December 2011

The American Academy in Rome in Italy has received a 2011 grant from the Graham Foundation, intended to help present and produce publications, exhibitions, films, initiatives in new media, and other programs.

The Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois has been awarded a 2011 grant from the Graham Foundation, intended to help present and produce publications, exhibitions, films, initiatives in new media, and other programs.

The Brooklyn Museum in New York has won a 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency. Four other museums and five libraries also received medals, chosen from the institute’s director, Susan Hildreth, following a call for nominations.

The California Institute of the Arts in Valencia has been named America’s Number 1 College for Students in the Arts in a report recently released by Newsweek and the Daily Beast.

The Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, Quebec, has earned a 2011 grant from the Graham Foundation, intended to assist the presentation and production of publications, exhibitions, films, initiatives in new media, and other programs.

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has published the entire archive of past Center reports from 1980–81 to the present. These thirty-one reports contain information about the center’s fellowships, meetings, research, and publications, as well as research reports by fellows in residence for each academic year.

The Frick Art Reference Library, based at the Frick Collection in New York, has announced that research database records in its Photoarchiv created since 1996, and all future records created for the existing collection and for new acquisitions, are now accessible via the New York Art Resources Consortium’s online catalogue, Arcade. The records offer detailed historical documentation for the works of art, including basic information about the artist, title, medium, dimensions, date, and owner of the work, as well as former attributions, provenance, variant titles, records of exhibition and condition history, and biographical information about portrait subjects.

Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has launched the Baltimore Art and Justice Project, the first project of its kind in the United States to identify, amplify, and connect arts-based practitioners advancing the cause of social justice in a particular city. The project, in partnership with a citywide advisory committee, kicked off with a two-year, $150,000 grant from the Open Society Foundations in New York.

Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore will offer two new graduate programs in 2012: an master of professional studies in information visualization and a master of arts in critical studies. In addition, the college will expand its undergraduate offerings in the fall with new concentrations in game arts, sound art, and sustainability and social practice.

The Mason Gross School of the Arts and the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, have established an education and professional hub for filmmaking. Directed by Dena Seidel, the Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking will offer a seven-course certificate program, beginning in spring 2012, and will also house the Rutgers Film Bureau.

Parsons the New School for Design in New York has announced a new master of arts in design studies, to begin in fall 2012. Based in the School of Art and Design History and Theory, the program will shape a new generation of thinkers to critically address historical, philosophical, and social issues related to design practices, products, and discourses. It is geared toward those seeking to pursue a career in design research, writing, curating, consulting, or criticism, as well as designers seeking to incorporate design research into their practice.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has received a 2011 grant from the Graham Foundation, intended to help present and produce publications, exhibitions, films, initiatives in new media, and other program.

The School of Visual Arts in New York will begin offering a master of arts in critical theory and the arts in fall 2012. Chaired by Robert Hullot-Kentor and based on the Frankfurt School of Social Research, the program will bring together leading minds in philosophy, sociology, and art criticism to examine critical theory in relation to contemporary culture and the arts.

The University of Virginia Art Museum in Charlottesville has received a four-year, $315,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a new, full-time academic curator who will aid and expand the museum’s curatorial and academic programming mission as a teaching museum. The curator will also play an essential role in developing initiatives that integrate the museum with innovation in the humanities across the university.

The Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, has been awarded a $4 million bequest from the estate of John Bourne of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to endow a center for the study, conservation, interpretation, and display of the arts of the ancient Americas. The funds accompany Bourne’s donation of seventy works of art, as well as 230 additional planned gifts.

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library has received the gift of $3 million from a museum trustee, John L. McGraw and his wife Marjorie, to endow its director of museum collections, a post held by Linda S. Eaton. The endowment of the position—named the John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections—ensures that this vital aspect of Winterthur’s operations will be funded permanently into the future and reflects the institution’s commitment to the exceptional scholarship, publications, and exhibitions for which it is known.

Institutional News

posted by October 17, 2011

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October 2011

Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has received a $10 million endowment gift from a longtime trustee, George L. Bunting Jr., and his wife, Anne Bunting, which will help expand the school’s graduate studies by providing scholarships, supporting the creation of art, and acquiring technological resources for research. The gift will also fund robust programs of visiting artists, faculty–student research collaborations, and engagement with community partners.

The Morgan Library and Museum in New York has created a new Drawing Institute, which will present exhibitions, sponsor annual fellowships, host seminars, and organize public and academic programs. It will also collaborate with other institutions, sharing artworks and resources with the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center in Houston, Texas, and the International Museum and Art Foundation Center for Drawings at the Courtauld Gallery in London, England. A Morgan trustee, Eugene V. Thaw, donated $5 million to begin the project.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, has received a gift from Fleur Bersler, an art patron and collector of textiles and objects of turned wood, to create an endowment to support a curatorial position at the museum. Nicholas R. Bell, curator at the museum’s Renwick Gallery, has been named the Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art.

Southern Methodist University has launched a new PhD program in the rhetoric of art, space, and culture, supervised by the Department of Art History in the Meadows School of the Arts. The new doctorate, which emphasizes historical and new media, race, gender, performance, and technology used for visual communication, will have a particular focus on the art of Latin America, Iberia, and the Americas, facilitated by the Meadows Museum, the Bridwell Library, and the DeGolyer Library.

The Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio has received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to design and facilitate postdoctoral fellowships targeted at cultivating museum leaders of the future. The program will combine interdisciplinary methods with curatorial studies. The program will accept three fellows, who will start each January from 2012 through 2014, for two-year terms that include annual pay, benefits, and compensated travel for research.

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, has signed an international memorandum of cooperation with the Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum in Hildesheim, Germany. The agreement will include exhibition exchanges, professional-development opportunities for staff members, long terms loans of art, and discussions of best practices for museums.

 

Institutional News

posted by August 17, 2011

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August 2011

The American Academy in Rome has upgraded their website to include images of the community at a higher resolution and dedicated sections for News, Events, Publications, and Society of Fellows. The site is compatible with mobile devices and will soon offer the content in Italian.

The Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois has received a $40,000 Access to Artistic Excellence grant from the National Endowment for the Arts on behalf of School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The reward will go toward the Teacher Institute of Contemporary Art, a professional-development program that will facilitate workshops and lectures on new media and visual arts for 120 high school teachers across the United States.

The Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois has also been awarded $400,000 from the Getty Foundation to help the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative produce an online publication of forty-nine paintings and twenty-three drawings by Claude Monet and Pierre-August Renoir. The catalogue will be fully interactive and include features such as contemporary research, pigment analysis, access to underdrawings or infrared filters, a glossary of technical terms, and “sticky notes” for a user’s own observations.

The Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland has been granted an $80,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Access to Artistic Excellence program to aid the reinstallation of the West Wing for Contemporary Art, a collection that extends from Abstract Expressionism to the present. New lighting and technology systems will allow the museum to display light-sensitive objects and new media.

Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, has received a $60,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Access to Artistic Excellence program to support the touring exhibition, The Weir Family, 1820–1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art, which originated at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art.The funds will facilitate an accompanying catalogue and educational programs to investigate the contributions of John Weir and his two sons, Julian Alden Weir and John Ferguson Weir.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, has received a $75,000 Picturing America School Collaboration Project Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the second year in a row. The grant will predominantly fund the 2011 Picturing America Teaching Institute, in which Texan educators in public, private, and home-schooling environments to learn about American art and its relevance to the classroom. The program also provides classroom resources, online curricula, student fieldt rips, and interactive video conferences.

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, has been awarded a $45,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Access to Artistic Excellence program. The museum will publish a catalogue on its permanent collection of glass, logging each item and providing previously unpublished scholarly analyses.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has received two 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the category of fine arts: Picasso Looks at Degas by Elizabeth Cowling and Richard Kendell won a silver medal, and Eye to Eye: European Portraits 1450–1850 by Richard Rand and Kathleen M. Morris earned a bronze. The awards recognize original content, design, and production among independent, self-published, and university-press publications, as well as their impact on the community.

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has received $60,000 from the Access to Artistic Excellence program hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts. The fund will aid the reinstallation of the European and American works in the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art’s collection, with an emphasis on flexibility and variety and a reinvigorated engagement with the public.

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, scheduled to open in Bentonville, Arkansas, in November 2011, has received an $800 million contribution on behalf of the Walton Family Foundation. The funds are allocated for operating needs, general endowment, and future capital needs.

The Dallas Museum of Art in Texas has been awarded an $85,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Access to Artistic Excellence program to create the Archival Exhibition Resources Online interface, which will enable the public to access digital content created for and during an exhibition, including images, video, audio, and other documents.

The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles has acquired Harald Szeemann’s extensive archive including correspondence with artists, proposals and brainstorms for exhibitions, documentary photographs of exhibitions, and other rare ephemera from his vibrant, international career as a curator. The Getty also attained Szeemann’s library, containing 28,000 volumes of monographs, artists’ books, and limited-edition publications.

The International Center of Photography in New York has been granted $100,000 through the Access the Artistic Excellence program of the National Endowment for the Arts to organize Roman Vishniac’s collection of more than 20,000 items from the early twentieth century. The collection encompasses many iconic photographs of Jewish life in Europe between the World Wars.

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, has received approximately $33,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to conduct a survey of 435 sculptural objects, ranging from antiques to contemporary work, and determine long-term plans for care and treatment. This conservation effort will support research and educational advancement; it will also increase access to the museum’s sculpture by facilitating public display and loans to institutions.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, has been awarded $75,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Access to Artistic Excellence program to support an artist-in-residence program. In collaboration with the Plymouth School District, the Kohler will support eight visual artists during the 2011–12 school year for two weeks at a time.

Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has been honored by the Corporation for National and Community Service for programs that allow their students and staff members to participate in volunteer efforts and generous civic engagement. The school has thus been admitted to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The New York State Historical Association has received $16,000 from the Access to Artistic Excellence program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts to support the conservation of seventy-three folk, Native American, and academic works of art housed in the Fenimore Art Museum. The award will animate the institution’s conservation priorities and treatment recommendations and facilitate a storage plan.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has received a $250,000 exhibition grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage to fund a midcareer retrospective of Zoe Strauss, a photographer and native Philadelphian who highlights blue-collar experiences and marginalized people and places. The show—comprising more than 125 prints placed between the photography galleries and the lobby—will also host an interactive kiosk designed by publishing and curatorial collective Megawords, a slide show of Strauss’s work projected on the museum’s façade, and select photographs appearing on billboards throughout the city.

Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey,has been awarded $65,000 through the Access to Artistic Excellence program on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts to support public programs related to Momentum: Women/Art/Technology. This exhibition, organized by Rutgers’ Institute for Women and Art with the Mason Gross School of the Arts, will be accompanied by lectures and symposia, educational workshops, interactive web activities, and a film and video festival highlighting the work of established and contemporary female artists who manipulate technology.

The San Diego Museum of Art in California has received a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Access to Artistic Excellence program to reinstall their permanent collection of East Asian art. Approximately four hundred works from Japan, Korea, and China from 1000 BCE to the present will be on display.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois has accepted a $5 million donation from Leroy Neiman, an artist and alumni, to build the Leroy Neiman Center, a two-story student hub opening in spring 2012. The architecture firm Valerio Dewalt Train Associates will fabricate the interior design of the space, which will house a café, lounge, art gallery, and more.

The University of Maryland in College Park has been honored with a $60,000 grant from the Access to Artistic Excellence program, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts to support the conservation of the permanent collection at the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora. The award will facilitate the documentation of roughly 1,000 works, the addition of a full-time registrar, and further development of the collection’s management policies and procedures.

The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has received a $25,000 grant via the National Endowment for the Arts’ Access to Artistic Excellence program to publish a catalogue documenting the Ackland Museum of Art’s collection of Mediterranean art. The publication will cite 225 objects in the collection hailing from Egyptian, Grecian, Etruscan, and Roman origins between the third and first millennia.

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has announced an eight-year collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to begin in 2015 at the Whitney’s landmark building, designed by Marcel Breuer. The Metropolitan will generate exhibitions and educational programming at the Breuer building with a global emphasis while supporting dialogue between the two distinct collections, publications, and educational initiatives. The Whitney will maintain a small space in the building for storage and permanent site-specific works.

The Yale Center for British Arts in New Haven, Connecticut, has launched a new online catalogue of their extensive collection and is offering free high-resolution images of all objects in the public domain. An exhibition, called Connections, will be on display through September 11, 2011, to emphasize the value of the vivacious holdings.

The Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, has been awarded $125,000 by the Access to Artistic Excellence grant program, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, to support the renovation of its ancient Mediterranean collection. The grant will initiate the construction of a new gallery to house the treasures from the university’s excavations in Dura-Europos in the 1930s and refurbish the existing exhibition space with another 13,000 objects from Egypt, Etruria, Greece, the Near East, and Rome.

Institutional News

posted by June 17, 2011

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June 2011

The Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, based in New York and Washington, DC, has received a $3 million grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support another five years of the archives’ digitization project and to fund a new position that will create and oversee related online scholarly and educational outreach initiatives. This second grant brings the Terra’s total gift to the archives to $6.6 million over a ten-year period.

The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the exhibition Jon Brooks: Bringing Art and Nature to Children and Families. A comprehensive selection of educational and community outreach activities will accompany the retrospective exhibition of works by Brooks, a New Hampshire artist who is a leading member of the American studio furniture movement.

The Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Contemporary Museum, both in Hawai‘i, have announced that the two institutions will merge, effective July 1, 2011. Under the agreement, the latter museum will gift its collection and assets to the former one.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has been approved for reaccreditation by the Accreditation Commission of the Association of American Museums, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC.

Rutgers University’s Visual Arts Department has received a $3.4 million gift from Marlene A. and David A. Tepper to endow a faculty chair position at the Mason Gross School of the Arts and to fund scholarships in the painting program.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond has received reaccreditation from the Accreditation Commission of the American Association of Museum, based in Washington, DC.

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has been reaccredited by the Accreditation Commission of the Washington, DC–based Association of American Museums.

Institutional News

posted by April 17, 2011

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April 2011

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has received two gifts that will endow a pair of critical jobs at the museum. Robert and Martha Berman Lipp gave $2.5 million to fund the senior curator position, and Sylvia and Leonard Marx donated $2 million for the director of collections and exhibitions.

The Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington has received four grants to assist with exhibitions, publications, research, and development. The Henry Luce Foundation contributed $100,000 from its Luce Fund in American Art to support work on the exhibition Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts gave $11,000 for curatorial research on the photographer Scott Heiser. A $10,000 gift from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation will sustain the exhibition and publicity of the recently acquired M. G. Sawyer Collection of Decorative Bindings, and $50,000 from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund will help launch a 1:1 matching fundraising challenge.

The Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have received $75,000 in a 2010 Access to Artistic Excellence Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The funds will support an education program called “Engaging New Americans: Explorations in Art, Self, and Our Democratic Heritage.”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has accepted a $10 million donation to support the creation of a major exhibition space, to be called the Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery, within the Costume Institute. Earlier this year, the museum launched a series of online videos called Connections, which highlight the perspectives and insights on art from the collection by curators and other staff members.

The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh has been awarded a 2011 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for its new building, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners. The award is the institute’s highest recognition for building design.

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to support artist communities, colonies, and residency programs. Among the recipients are these CAA institutional members: the American Academy in Rome, New York ($75,000); Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado ($15,000); and Bates College, Lewiston, Maine ($30,000).

Institutional News

posted by February 17, 2011

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February 2011

CAA did not publish Institutional News in February 2011. Listings for that month appear in April.

Institutional News

posted by December 17, 2010

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December 2010

Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, has established a new master of fine arts, called New Projects. The terminal-degree program prepares professional artists to become creative leaders in the community and world at large through a multidisciplinary coursework with an entrepreneurial emphasis. Students complete four semester-long projects that they propose, develop, and execute, culminating in a senior thesis with oral defense.

The Department of Art and Art Professions in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development’s at New York University offers opportunities for undergraduate studio-art majors to live and work for a semester in Global ArtSites in Berlin, Germany, and Accra, Ghana. In addition, MFA students may participate in a Paris–New York studio exchange for a year and take classes in Berlin, London, and Venice, and in India, during calendar year 2011.

The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has opened its new Office of Community Engagement, which will assess, strengthen, and coordinate the college’s academically based community partnerships. The college has a strong history of engaging academic and community partners—locally and globally—and the new office will provide oversight to existing initiatives on campus, develop and coordinate new programs, facilitate collaboration with external partners, and provide visibility and support for community engagement and service-learning initiatives that advance the mission of the college.

The Rhode Island School of Design in Providence has announced two new graduate programs: a master of arts in interior architecture, a one-year program; and a master of design in interior studies (adaptive reuse), a two-year degree. Combining elements of architecture, conservation, and design, the degrees offer studies in history, theory, materials, and technology, among other areas.

The Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, has received two awards from the American Association of Museums in its 2009 Museum Publications Design Competition. The center’s Calendar of Events series won second prize, and the Mrs. Delany’s Flowers gallery guide received an honorable mention.

Institutional News

posted by October 17, 2010

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October 2010

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, has received a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The $150,000 award supports the Access to American Photography initiative, which will allow the museum to digitize and catalogue nearly twenty-five thousand photographs from its collection.

The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York has received subsequent accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM). The honor signifies that the museum has undergone a rigorous, lengthy process of self-examination and peer review, and has been subsequent approved by AAM’s Accreditation Commission.

Kennesaw State University (KSU) in Kennesaw, Georgia, has accepted a $2 million pledge to build an art museum that will house the school’s permanent collection. To receive a $1 million pledge from Bernard A. Zuckerman, a former carpet-industry executive, KSU must raise at least $1 million of its own in the next nine months.

The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore has announced several new academic programs that have just started or will launch soon: an MFA in community arts (2010); an MPS in the business of art and design (May 2011); an MFA in curatorial practice (fall 2011); an MFA in illustration practice (fall 2011); an MA in social design (in development, fall 2011); and an integrated double-major BFA in humanistic studies and studio discipline (fall 2011).

The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra has welcomed a $7 million gift from the Melbourne philanthropist Pauline Gandel and John Gandel AO. The donation will help develop the national art collection for future generations of Australians. Further, the newly named Gandel Hall will host openings, special events, public programs, and school and educational activities.

The New Orleans Museum of Art in Louisiana has received subsequent accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM). This means that the institution has undergone a rigorous, lengthy process of self-examination and peer review, and was subsequent approved by AAM’s Accreditation Commission.