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posted by CAA — Jun 17, 2011

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.

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.