2022-23 Marilynn Thoma Fellows & Exploratory Travel Awards Announced

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation will award nearly $145,000 in fellowships and grants to support scholarship on the art of the Spanish Americas.

López, Juan Pedro (1724-1787), Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, 1781, Oil on canvas, Collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation.

Announcing $600,000 to Organizations in Southern NM

The Thoma Foundation is delighted to have made its first grants to support educational and arts nonprofit organizations in southern New Mexico. Ngage New Mexico and the University Art Museum (UAM) at New Mexico State University (NMSU) have each received a $300,000 grant to be used over three years. These grants will help the two organizations build staff capacity and create greater impact within the communities they serve.

Above: Ngage New Mexico Success Partnership Summit 2020 Youth Panel. Below: New Collections Curator Courtney Uldrich with Director and Art Museum Coordinator at opening of Establishing Our Own Art History: The Influence of Judy Chicago, 2022, University Art Museum. Names left to right: Jasmine Herrera, Art Museum Coordinator; Courtney Uldrich, Collections Curator; Marisa Sage, Museum Director

CEN Announces ​​$1M Grant to Rural HOPE from Thoma Foundation

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to Collegiate Edu-Nation (CEN) to support learning and development for rural school districts across Texas. The grant will increase face-to-face and virtual training options for rural teachers and administrators in the CEN Network across the state.

All Art Is Virtual

Art Vault's newest exhibition, All Art Is Virtual, features 26 artworks in digital, video, and new media. Now on view through April 15, 2023.

Universal Everything | Communion | 2010/2020 | Single-channel digital video | © Universal Everything, Collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation⁠

Thoma Foundation Names First Director: Holly Harrison

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation announces the appointment of Holly Harrison as Director, the first executive leadership appointment in the history of the Foundation.

Photo by Tira Howard

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