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posted by December 17, 2013

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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.

December 2013

The December 2013 listing of Institutional News will be published in spring 2014.

Institutional News

posted by October 17, 2013

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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.

October 2013

The Archives of American Art, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution based in New York and Washington, DC, has received a $37,500 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support its first symposium on digital humanities and American art, scheduled for November 2013.

The Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois has received a $125,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support an exhibition called Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine, which will open in November 2013.

The Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois has received a $100,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support the development and implementation of “American Sources: Using Visual Art in the Humanities Curriculum,” a yearlong professional-development program that will explore the use of American artworks as primary documents and guide participants in the development of related curriculum for middle and high school students in the region.

Artspace, a nonprofit art organization in New Haven, Connecticut, has received a 2013 grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

The Association of Research Institutes in Art History, an organization based in Miami Beach, Florida, has accepted a $75,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support three research fellowships in American art.

The Bard Graduate Center in New York has recieved a 2013 grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. The school will use the funds for the exhibition Artek: Design, Domesticity, and the Public Sphere.

The Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal, Quebec, has received a 2013 grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. The institution will use the funds for a publication, Chandigarh and Casablanca: Modern Urbanism, New Geographies.

Columbia College Chicago in Illinois has applied a $40,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art toward a professional-development program for teachers in twenty-five public schools in Chicago for the 2012–13 academic year.

DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, has received a $12,560 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support an exhibition called For and against Modernity: The Armory Show + 100, which took place at the DePaul Art Museum earlier this year.

Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, has spent a $18,870 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art on a public symposium that explored the role of humor in American art of the 1960s through the 1980s. The event took place on April 27, 2013, in partnership with the DePaul Art Museum.

The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, has acquired the archive of the photographer Lewis Baltz, which includes his negatives, prints and proofs, ephemera, photographs, and publications.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York has accepted a $200,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support its forthcoming exhibition, Robert Motherwell: The Early Collages.

The Herron Art Library at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis has become the only American library housing a permanent art collection honoring the literary history of Iraq. The library signed an agreement with an international coalition of artists and writers to preserve and showcase a collection of more than three hundred printed materials remembering the destruction of al-Mutanabbi Street, the centuries-old literary center of Baghdad.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California, the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and the National Museum of Korea in Seoul have collaborated on an exhibition project called America: Painting a Nation, which received $849,968 in funds from the Terra Foundation of American Art.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has accepted a $300,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support American West in Bronze, 1850–1925, an exhibition that will open in December 2013 and later travel to Denver, Colorado, and to China.

Montana State University in Bozeman has accepted a $30,140 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support an international scholarly conference, “Dialect[ic]s of Diplomacy: American and French Political Portraits during the Revolutionary and Federal Areas, circa 1776–1815.” The event will take place at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, in September 2014.

The Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has created a new website. The school invites students, faculty, alumni, and others to visit the site and return often for updates.

New York University has received a $20,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support an international graduate-student symposium, “Mapping the Landscape: Geography, Power, and the Imagination in the Art of the Americas,” which was held March 7–8, 2013.

Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago has accepted a $40,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art on behalf of the Chicago Teachers’ Center. The funds support the second year of a three-year initiative for public-school teachers called “Studio Thinking and American Art.”

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia has established a new endowment for the purchase of contemporary works of art. The school’s goal is to greatly increase an aspect of the acquisitions program that has long been critical to building the renowned collection of the academy’s museum.

San Francisco State University in California has received a $95,165 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support an exhibition in its Fine Arts Gallery called The Moment for Ink, which took place earlier in 2013.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois has applied a 2013 grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for a public lecture “Toyo Ito: Architecture after 3.11,” taking place on October 15, 2013.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, has acquired one hundred photographs from the Irving Penn Foundation. The gift includes rare street photographs from the late 1930s and 1940s, many of which are unpublished; images of postwar Europe; iconic portraits of figures such as Agnes de Mille, Langston Hughes, and Truman Capote; color photographs made for magazine editorials and commercial advertising; self-portraits; and some of Penn’s most recognizable fashion and still-life photographs. An exhibition is planned for 2015.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery, both in Washington, DC, have received a $25,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support travel by a to-be-appointed international member of the American Art editorial board to strengthen the journal’s global ties and networks.

Tate, a family of four museums in England, has accepted a $435,546 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support the appointment of a three-year Terra Research Fellow in American Art (2014–17) as part of the “American Art Initiative.”

The Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago, Illinois, has awarded itself a $733,210 grant to support a three-year initiative, “American Art at the Core of Learning,” which helps cultural organizations in Chicago to address the new Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.

The Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago, Illinois, has applied a $117,000 grant toward supporting its international publication initiative, “Perspectives in American Art,” which explores fundamental ideas shaping American art and culture.

The Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago, Illinois, has earmarked a $79,000 grant to support the 2014 Terra Research Travel Grants, which have been awarded annually since 2003.

The Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago, Illinois, has awarded itself a $150,000 grant to support a scholarly peer-reviewed anthology to accompany the single-painting exhibition, Samuel F. B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre” and the Art of Invention, during its upcoming tour of American museums.

The Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago, Illinois, has used a $39,000 grant to support planning for programming focused on Chicago’s art and design legacy. The funds support an advisory committee to assess program and content ideas for the initiative and to develop an initiative plan, including various kinds of public and K–12 programs, archival projects, publications, and more.

The University of Glasgow in Scotland has won a $100,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support an inventory of historical American art in public collections in the United Kingdom.

The University of Kentucky in Lexington has taken a $61,443 grant from the Terra Foundaiton for American Art to support an academic conference called “American Art in Exhibition: Presentations of American Art at Home and Abroad from the Nineteenth Century to the Present,” that will take place November 15–16, 2013, at Tsinghua University in China.

The University of Nottingham in Nottingham, England, has used a $17,450 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art to support a two-day symposium, “Art across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America,” which took place in May 2013 at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford.

The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, has received a 2013 grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts to help produce an exhibition called The Uncertainty of Enclosure: Leo Saul Berk and Bruce Goff, to be held in summer 2014.

The Wolfsonian at Florida International University in Miami Beach, Florida, has received a 2013 grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. The museum will use the funds to publish a special issue of the Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts on Turkey.

Institutional News

posted by August 17, 2013

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August 2013

California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, along with the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in Los Angeles, has received a $244,000 grant from ArtPlace America for the September 2013 edition of “Radar L.A., an International Festival of Contemporary Theater” and a related series of performing artist residencies.

California State University, Stanislaus, has received a $20,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a study of the differential impacts of arts participation on California’s Central San Joaquin Valley, in particular Stanislaus County.

Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, has won a $20,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a study using the federal agency’s Survey of Public Participation in the Arts data to develop a multivariate framework for measuring arts participation.

The Fleet Library at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence has received a $50,000 National Forum Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to hold a symposium titled “Materials Education and Research in Art and Design: A New Role for Libraries,” which took place June 6–8, 2013, at the school’s museum.

The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has accepted a $20,000 grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage for an upcoming exhibition called Strange Currencies.

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has received a $25,000 grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage for its upcoming exhibition, Barbara Kasten.

The Maine College of Art in Portland has unveiled a new institutional logo, created through a collaboration between Eddie Opara of the design company Pentagram and a group of design faculty and students.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has combined its Department of Prints with the Department of Drawings, creating a new Department of Prints and Drawings. The change took effect on July 1, 2013.

The National Gallery in London, England, has partnered with the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, to add nearly 100,000 records of art sales from more than 1,200 British auction catalogues that were published between 1780 and 1800. The records will join the Getty Provenance Index, a free online art-historical database.

Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, has received a $25,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support an analysis of American Community Survey data to determine relationships among selections of arts majors, occupational choices, and labor-market outcomes of American college graduates, including artist job holders.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has earned a $30,000 planning grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage for a project called “The Contemporary Caucus,” which will engage staff from education, technology, marketing, communications, and exhibitions to identify and implement optimal strategies for connecting with twenty-first-century audiences.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has received a Curatorial Travel/Internationally Collaborative Pre-exhibition Convening Grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art for an upcoming exhibition, Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the Twentieth Century.

The Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, in partnership with the design firm Project Projects, has completed a new visual identity and website for the school’s museum. Part of the initiative involved the renaming of the exhibiting institution as RISD Museum.

Saint Louis University in Missouri has accepted a $20,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a study that will examine how the growth and stability of local arts businesses have contributed to the redevelopment of downtown Saint Louis at the street and block level.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois has won a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts to support a study of the characteristics, needs, and support systems of ethnically and culturally specific organizations in the United States and Canada.

The Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio, has achieved a milestone in a twenty-year effort to reduce energy consumption. On May 21, 2013, the museum’s main building, a 101-year-old Beaux Arts structure, stopped drawing power from the electrical grid and even began returning power to the system.

The University of Iowa Museum of Art in Iowa City has received permission from its board of regents to construct a new building that will house a collection of 12,000 works. The school’s old exhibition space was destroyed by flooding in 2008.

The University of Maryland, College Park, has won a $25,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support an analysis of two longitudinal data sets for information about the impact of high school arts education on college attainment, after controlling for certain preexisting differences between arts and nonarts students.

The University of Oregon in Eugene has received a $15,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the development of an online, annotated resource that identifies American prison arts programs and their histories, related research, and outcomes analyzed on a rubric to be created for this project.

The University of Southern California in Los Angeles has earned a $15,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support an analysis of survey data from the National Alliance of Media Arts and Culture to map the spatial relationships of media arts organizations to local community characteristics and target audiences.

West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, has received a $25,000 Art Works Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a study examining the physiological impacts of participation in music, dance, and the visual arts on economically disadvantaged children.

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has approved a new graphic identity and logo—which it calls the “responsive W”—in consultation with the design studio Experimental Jetset.

Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina, has received a $2.1 million grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation to enhance its Art Department with the addition of studio craft and material arts and to foster a close partnership between it and the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design.

The Wolfsonian–FIU at Florida International University in Miami Beach, Florida, has accepted a $5 million donation from the Knight Foundation to fund a project to make the museum’s collection digitally accessible within five years.

Institutional News

posted by June 17, 2013

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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 2013

The Meadows Museum of Art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, has received a $1 million gift from Linda and William Custard to establish and endow the position of Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts. The position will also receive an additional $1 million in funding to endow the position.

Institutional News

posted by April 17, 2013

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April 2013

Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Cleveland Museum of Art have received two grants totaling $250,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the launch of the redesigned joint doctoral program in art history. The highly selective, object-oriented program features first-hand study of the museum’s comprehensive collections under the guidance of Case Western Reserve faculty and museum staff members. The university and the museum will administer the grant jointly.

The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, has published approximately 250,000 art-sale records from more than 2,000 German auction catalogues dating from 1930 to 1945 to its free art-historical research resources. The records are part of the Getty Provenance Index database.

The Honolulu Museum of Art in Hawai‘i has secured $540,000 in grants to support exhibitions and educational programs. The Stupski Family Fund has provided the largest gift: a $300,000 award over three years to support the new Honolulu Museum of Art School Sunday. Other funding sources are: the family and friends of Charles Higa ($100,000); the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation ($20,000); an anonymous foundation ($50,000); the National Endowment for the Arts ($20,000), and the Freeman Family Foundation ($50,000).

The Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri has consolidated its academic advising and career services operations into a single office, becoming one of the first colleges of art and design in the United States to do so.

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has announced plans to construct a 12,260 square foot exhibition space to display modern art from the permanent collection. Construction for the new building, to be placed within the footprint of the East Building on the National Mall, will begin in January 2014.

Institutional News

posted by February 17, 2013

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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.

Institutional News

posted by December 17, 2012

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December 2012

The Dallas Museum of Art in Texas has accepted a $94,681 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to create a Learning Lab, described as a space for young people to interact with mentors and peers using new media and traditional materials, with the goal of having museum visitors create content as well as consume it.

The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has won a Community Service Award from the Oklahoma Arts Council, an official state agency. The award recognizes significant contributions to the arts in specific Oklahoma communities in areas of leadership and volunteerism.

The Saint Louis Art Museum in Missouri has received a $125,000 multiyear commitment from the Private Client Reserve of US Bank for the Beaux Arts Council, a leadership giving group that provides unrestricted support for the museum.

The University of Michigan School of Art and Design in Ann Arbor has received a $32.5 million pledge from Penny Stampls, a 1966 design graduate, and her husband, E. Roe Stampls, which will be matched with $7.5 million from the university.

The Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, has received the 2012 Benjamin West Award from the American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust. This annual award is given to an individual or institution that has shown extraordinary commitment to Anglo-American friendship and generosity to the arts.

Yale University Press, based in New Haven, Connecticut, has accepted a planning grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a new digital initiative in its scholarly publishing program in art and architectural history. The grant will allow the press to launch extensive market research and development of a new electronic model for illustrated books.

Institutional News

posted by October 17, 2012

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October 2012

The Cincinnati Art Museum in Ohio has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the state of Ohio in support of a major renovation project of the museum’s Romanesque revival building, library, and archives. In addition, the museum has also won a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services for $149,656, with a matching amount of $176,722, to aid its digital inventory of approximately 25,000 works on paper, including pastels, watercolors, posters, and illustrated books.

The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of the late professor Karl Kilinski to fund an endowed chair in Hellenic visual vulture. The award will allow the university to hire a professor with expertise in the art of the Bronze Age, classical Greece, and Byzantium.

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has received a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services for $148,599, with a matching amount of $400,696. The grant will be used to digitize approximately four thousand objects in its collection, including works on paper, objects of American material culture, and American and European silver.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has won a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services for $146,559, with a matching amount of $264,122. The award will be used to develop the Texas Artisans and Artists Archive, a digital resource that documents the lives and practices of individuals who lived and worked in Texas in the early twentieth century.

The New Orleans Museum of Art in Louisiana has received a Museums for America grant of $150,000, with a matching amount of $360,179, to help fund the second phase of a digitization project that will make ten thousand images of works held in the collection accessible online.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has been awarded a Museums for America grant of $150,000, with a matching amount of $444,884. The award money will be applied to a digitization project of more than four thousand items in the museum’s holdings, including paintings and decorative objects from its Chinese collection.

Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has received a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services for $141,232, with a matching amount of $143,162, to support a program, called Free 2nd Saturdays, that seeks diversify the museum’s public.

The Seattle Art Museum in Washington has earned a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services for $140,000, with a matching amount of $146,134. The funds will support the museum’s teen programs, which help educate young people using the museum’s collection.  

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond has received a Museums for America grant of $150,000, with a matching amount of $550,622, to aid in the creation of an online catalogue of the museum’s collection. The new catalogue system will make accessible works of art that are held in offsite storage facilities.

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, has won a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services for $111,615, with a matching amount of $298,447. The museum will apply the money toward a twenty-three-month educational program called American Visions: Engaging the Community with American Art.

The Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts, has received a grant of $123,679 administered by the Institute of Museums and Library Services. The award will aid in the museum’s digital archiving of eight hundred American and European paintings currently in storage. The project will make available works by artists such as Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Gustave Courbet, and Camille Pissarro.

Institutional News

posted by August 17, 2012

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August 2012

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, has received a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support an online cataloguing project of eight American photographers of the twentieth century: Carlotta Corpron, Nell Dorr, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, Helen Post, Clara Sipprell, Erwin E. Smith, and Karl Struss.

The Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio is creating an online catalogue of fifty-four British portrait miniatures from the museum’s collection of miniature painting from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. The catalogue will allow the paintings to be viewed at actual size and in great detail; an essay by Cory Korkow, a curatorial fellow at the museum, will accompany the work.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indiana has received a $190,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize and catalogue primary materials about Miller House and Garden, a modernist home designed by Eero Saarinen that was registered as a national historic landmark in 2000 and is owned and cared for by the museum. The collection includes blueprints, correspondence, textile samples, sketches, and photographs related to the house.

The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the recipient of a $500,000 gift from a university trustee, Irvin J. Borowsky, and his wife, Laurie Wagman, to establish the annual Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Art. The donation will also fund the Irvin Borowsky Center for Glass Arts, a 3,700-square-foot studio and exhibition space.

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Connecticut State Bond Commission and an additional $2.5 million from foundations and individuals to support an extensive renovation due to be completed in 2014. Affecting 70,000 square feet, the project will focus on creating additional gallery space, energy conservation, and improving storage facilities.

Institutional News

posted by June 17, 2012

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June 2012

The Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois, on behalf of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art at the school, an enrichment program for high school art teachers to engage with the art community of Chicago.

The Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland has been granted $65,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the reinstallation of its American art collection into newly refurbished galleries, originally designed in 1929 by John Russell Pope.

The Brooklyn Museum in New York has won two bronze 2012 MUSE awards: in the category of Interpretative Interactive Installations for the exhibition Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior; and in the Online Presence category for the website of the exhibition Split Second: Indian Paintings (2011).

California State University, Long Beach, has been awarded Best Show in a University Art Gallery by the United States section of the International Art Critics Association for Perpetual Motion: Michael Goldberg (2010).

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is the recipient of a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of a program called Objects and Their Makers: New Insights at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, which aims to introduce students to the arts of Africa, China, Japan, Tibet, and Southeast Asia, and to Precolumbian and Native American art.

The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, has been granted a $50,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the online publication of the museum’s collection of European and contemporary art.

The Dallas Museum of Art in Texas has recently launched a new website application called DMA Dashboard, which offers the public access to real-time museum statistics such as financial data, fundraising, and building operations.

The Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, California, has launched the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, an international effort that aims to “increase knowledge for the field and develop new tools to assist practitioners,” according to Tim Whalen, the institute’s director. The initiative’s first project is the long-term conservation of the Eames House in Los Angleles, built by Charles and Ray Eames in 1949.

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, has won a 2012 MUSE award, receiving a silver award in the category of Audio Tours and Podcasts for Demons, Angels, and Monsters: The Supernatural in Art (2011). The museum also earned an honorable mention in the category of Applications and APIs for The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display (2012).

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has been awarded the second-place prize for Best Thematic Museum Show in New York by the United States section of the International Art Critics Association for Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918–1936 (2010–11).

The Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indiana has received a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the documentation and conservation of the museum’s Western European design collection, a project that is in tandem with moving the collection to a newly designed 9,000-square-foot gallery. The museum has also won a bronze 2012 MUSE award in the category of Public Outreach for its campaign XLVI Reasons to Visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, has received a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to aid a multimedia installation by the artist Matt Haffner for display in the lobby of the visual-arts building. A $3 million addition to the Kennesaw State University Art Museum and Galleries was recently approved by the University System of Georgia’s board of regents. The new 9,200-square-foot space, to open in March 2013, will house the university’s art collection and an interdisciplinary research center.

Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for an exhibition at the Kent State University Museum, called Shifting Paradigms of Identity: Creative Technology and Fashion, which will address how changing technology affects fashion.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston has received a $50,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support scholarships for high school juniors and seniors to attend a four-week intensive summer art program.

The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, has received a $1 million matching endowment grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of an initiative to integrate the museum’s collection into the college curriculum and to endow the position of coordinator of college programs. A stipulation of the grant calls for Amherst to raise a matching $1 million within three years.

The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, has been awarded the second place in the category of Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally by the United States section of the International Art Critics Association for Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage (2010–11).

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has been awarded first place in the category of Best Architecture or Design Show by the United States section of the International Art Critics Association for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (2011). The museum also won first place for Best Historical Museum Show Nationally for The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde (2012).

Michigan State University in East Lansing has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to expand the reach of the Michigan Traditional Arts Program. In addition to documenting traditional artists and folk-art events, the program will enhance its online resources and use of social media to help connect folk artists, audiences, and other cultural workers.

Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the recipient of a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the conservation and documentation of William Lightner’s Our Mother of Sorrows Grotto, an outdoor environment and shrine made up of semiprecious stones, cement, and mosaics, built between 1929 and 1941.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in Massachusetts has received $80,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to support two components of the museum’s Korean Collection Access Initiative—the publication of a catalogue and the reinstallation of the Korean art collection into a new 1,200-square-foot gallery.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has been awarded first place in the category of Best Thematic Museum Show in New York by the United States section of the International Art Critics Association for On Line: Drawing through the Twentieth Century (2010–11). The museum has also won a gold 2012 MUSE award in the Public Outreach category for its interactive ad campaign “I went to MoMA and….”

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, based in Erie, Colorado, has accepted a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to assist exhibitions related to its 2013 national conference, to be held in Houston, Texas. An additional exhibition will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to coincide with the forty-fifth general assembly of the International Academy of Ceramics.

The National Palace Museum in Taipei City, Taiwan, has won a gold 2012 MUSE award in the category of Multimedia Installations for the exhibition Along the River, During the Ching-ming Festival (2009).

The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, has received a first-place award from the United States section of the International Art Critics Association for the Best Thematic Museum Show Nationally for Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture (2010–11).

The National Portrait Gallery in London, England, has recorded its highest-ever attendance figure for a single year, with 2 million museum-goers in 2011.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, has received $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts for the digitization of its collection of more than 8,400 photographs ranging from 1839 to the present day.

The Neuberger Museum of Art, part of Purchase College, State University of New York, in Purchase, New York, has been awarded second place by the United States section of the International Art Critics Association for Best Thematic Museum Show Nationally for The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973–1999 (2011).

Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, has received a $30,000 grant from the Collins Foundation in support of an initiative called Persist and Thrive, which seeks to diversify the student body and provide mentoring services and academic support for students from underrepresented backgrounds.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania has received a 2012 Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. The museum will use the $250,000 grant to fund an exhibition for fall 2013, called Dancing around the Bride, devoted to Marcel Duchamp and his influence on John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, has earned a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to aid the school’s community outreach program, Design Initiative for Community Empowerment. The program provides a platform for underserved Brooklyn high school students to learn about design through guided studio work, public exhibitions, and studio visits.

The San Diego Museum of Art in California has received a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support an artist’s residency for teenagers from the culturally diverse neighborhood of southeast San Diego. The residency will consist of visits to local art museums and also provide studio space and instruction from professional artists.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California has received a $375,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to support the Robert Rauschenberg Research Project, an online catalogue scheduled for completion in 2013 that will feature all the artist’s works held in the museum’s permanent collection. The project is part of a larger initiative to digitize museum catalogues, spearheaded by the Getty Foundation, called the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois has received an award from the United States section of the International Art Critics Association for Best Show Involving Digital Media, Video, Film, or Performance for Yael Bartana: A Declaration, held at the Gene Siskel Film Center on March 10, 2011.

Scripps College in Claremont, California, has won a grant of $10,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the offsite conservation of seven Chinese textiles from the sixteenth and seventeenth century in its Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.

Syracuse University Library in Syracuse, New York, has received more than 1,350 digitized documents, letters, and images from the Archives of American Art for its recently launched Marcel Breuer Digital Archive.

UB Anderson Gallery at the University of Buffalo in New York has been declared a 2012 MUSE award winner, receiving a silver Honeysett and Din Student Award for the touch-based website component of a permanent installation, Cravens World: The Human Aesthetic.

The Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, has been awarded $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to restore a 1978 mural by Joan Miró that decorates the museum’s façade.

The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has won a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a juried design/building competition called Something from Nothing: Eco-ventions for Urban Landscapes. The competition seeks proposals that reimagine derelict and underused urban spaces.

The University of Massachusetts in Amherst has earned $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to support an exhibition and related programming devoted to the legacy of W. E. B. DuBois at the University Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and will examine DuBois’s influence on social and political movements throughout the twentieth century.

The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor has received a $55,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to update the University of Michigan Museum of Art with multimedia tools that will enhance visitors’ experience of the collection.

The University of Oregon in Eugene has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support an apprenticeship program called Preserving and Sustaining Oregon’s Cultural Traditions, which connects master folk artists to apprentices.

The University of Rochester in Rochester, New York has been granted $15,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts. The school will use the funds to conserve paintings and drawings by Carl W. Peter in the collection of the Memorial Art Gallery.

The University of South Florida in Tampa has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the development of a traveling exhibition, UnCommon Practice: Graphicstudio, organized in partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum. The exhibition documents the forty-five-year history of the Graphicstudio at the university.

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has received a gold 2012 MUSE award in the category of Online Presence for its new website, launched in late 2011.

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, has won a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for $265,000 to support the digitization of 113 medieval Flemish manuscripts, including eighty Books of Hours prayer books. Since 2008, the museum has received two other grants for the purpose of digitizing their manuscript collection.

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has received $1.5 million from the Henry Luce Foundation. The grant will assist the museum’s relocation in 2015 to a new Renzo Piano–designed building in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The funds will also go toward the Whitney’s Collections Documentation Initiative, an effort to further document its permanent collection before the move. The United States section of the International Art Critics Association has awarded a first-place prize for the Best Monographic Museum Show in New York to the Whitney for Paul Thek: Diver (2010–11), and second-place prize for Glenn Ligon: AMERICA (2011). Last, the Whitney has won a silver 2012 MUSE award in the category of Education and Outreach for its interactive website, For Kids, and a bronze 2012 MUSE award for Video, Film, and Computer Animation for the Vlog Project, comprising short videos that feature deaf museum educators discussing contemporary art in American Sign Language.

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library in Winterthur, Delaware, has received a $50,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a digitization project that will document 4,000 works on paper, including eighteenth-century maps, watercolors, drawings, and silhouettes.

The Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts, has been awarded $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to aid a project called Teen Artists @ WAM, in which students take classes with artist mentors and compete to make large-scale installations with the assistance of professional artists.