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Institutional News

posted by CAA — Feb 17, 2013

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.

February 2013

The Dallas Museum of Art in Texas has announced that it will offer free admission to all visitors and also initiate a rewards-for-participation system. A new online software system will enable visitors to track their museum-related activity and communicate their experiences with the museum.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indiana has received a $190,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project called “Documenting Modern Living: Digitizing the Miller House and Garden Collection,” which includes correspondence, drawings, blueprints, textile samples, and photographs that chronicle the design, construction, and maintenance of the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana.

Parsons the New School for Design in New York has opened a new academic center in Paris, France, opening in summer 2013. Called Parsons Paris, the center will offer undergraduate, graduate, and study-abroad programs.

The Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence has received a $250,000 gift from the Champlin Foundations to help complete ongoing improvements to the Eliza G. Radeke Building. The Champlin funds match an anonymous challenge from a large national foundation.

The Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas, has received a gift from Marilyn Stokstad, distinguished professor emerita of art history at the University of Kansas, to endow the museum’s directorship, a position she once held.

The Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, has opened the new Kubler-Thompson Gallery of Indo-Pacific Art, enabled by the generosity of Thomas Jaffe, a Yale alumnus, after a renovation and expansion project. The first installation features selections from Jaffe’s promised gift of ethnographic sculptures and Indonesian textiles.