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Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas.
Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas.

Andy Warhol Foundation Names Fall 2018 Grantees

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has awarded a total of $3.65 million to forty-two organizations as part of its fall 2018 grant cycle. The funds will support exhibitions, publications, film screenings, artist residencies, and new commissions, among other programming, in sixteen states, as well as in Puerto Rico and Beirut.

Among the organizations receiving grants are the African Film Festival in New York; the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia; the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York; the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas; the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon; and the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in New York.

NMAI will be the first Smithsonian Institution to be backed by the foundation in eight years. The foundation announced last week that it had decided to lift an eight-year funding ban on the institution, which had been imposed because of the National Portrait Gallery’s censorship of David Wojnarowicz’s video A Fire in My Belly in 2010.

“We strive to support institutions that share our artist-centered values,” said Joel Wachs, the foundation’s president. “The small grassroots arts organizations as well as the museums represented here provide invaluable opportunities for artists to express their unique perspectives on the pressing urgencies of the day. We hope that our grants help to amplify artists’ voices within their communities, in national discussions and debates, and across platforms in the international contemporary art world.”

The foundation’s grants are often awarded to organizations that highlight the work of innovative and marginalized practitioners. This year, the foundation has awarded funding to support an exhibition on Arab American artists produced by the Saint Paul–based organization Mizna; a series of books published by Visual AIDS that champion the activism of artists affected by HIV and AIDS; and the restoration and touring retrospective of important films by queer filmmakers.

The full list of grantees is as follows:

Fall 2018 Grant Recipients | Support for Single Exhibitions

Ars Nova Workshop, Philadelphia, Milford Graves exhibition, $44,000

UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California, “Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter,” $75,000

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, “Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott,” $100,000

Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, “Fatimah Tuggar: Home’s Horizons,” $75,000

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, “From the Uncanny Valley to the Crypto Sublime,” $100,000

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Karyn Olivier exhibition, $50,000

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, “Lenore Tawney: Mirror of the Universe,” $75,000

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, “ON OUR BACKS: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work,” $50,000

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Mrinalini Mukherjee exhibition, $100,000

Mizna, Saint Paul, “History is Not Here: Art and Arab America,” $50,000

MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York, group exhibition that grapples with the legacies of the Gulf War in 1991 and the invasion of Iraq in 2003, $100,000

Museum of Chinese in America, New York, “Godzilla vs. the Art World: Asian American Collectives,” $50,000

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, “No Man's Land: Women of Land Art,” $100,000

National Museum of the American Indian, New York, “The Oscar Howe Project,” $100,000

Pérez Art Museum Miami, “Teresita Fernández: Elemental,” $100,000

Pomona College Museum of Art/Montgomery Art Center, Claremont, California, Todd Gray exhibition, $50,000

Seattle Art Museum, “The Allure of Matter: Contemporary Art from China,” $100,000

Tufts University Art Galleries, Medford, Massachusetts, “Art for the Future: Artists Call and Transnational Solidarity in the 1980s,” $75,000

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, “Still (A)live,” $100,000

Fall 2018 Grant Recipients | Program Support

African Film Festival, New York, $100,000 (over two years)

Art Papers, Atlanta, $100,000 (over two years)

Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, $100,000 (over two years)

Beta-Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico, $100,000 (over two years)

Burlington City Arts Foundation, Burlington, Vermont, $100,000 (over two years)

Center for Women and Their Work, Austin, $90,000 (over two years)

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, $100,000 (over two years)

Dirty Looks, Los Angeles, $50,000

DiverseWorks, Houston, $100,000 (over two years)

IndieCollect, New York, $60,000

Light Industry, Brooklyn, New York, $60,000 (over two years)

Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, $100,000 (over two years)

Mistake Room, Los Angeles, $100,000 (over two years)

New Venture Fund, Media Democracy Fund, Washington, DC, $100,000 (over two years)

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, $100,000 (over two years)

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon, $120,000 (over two years)

Root Division, San Francisco, $100,000 (over two years)

Santa Fe Art Institute, $100,000 (over two years)

Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York, $100,000 (over two years)

Times Square Alliance, New York, $100,000 (over two years)

Underground Museum, Los Angeles, $100,000 (over two years)

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, $100,000 (over two years)

Visual AIDS, New York, $80,000 (over two years)