Grants & Awards

Grants & Awards

Thoma Foundation Awards $159,000 to Spanish Colonial Scholars

To read the press release about this year’s awardees, see here.

The Thoma Foundation is proud to announce the inaugural recipients of the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship in Spanish Colonial Art and the Thoma Foundation Research and Travel Grants. The $60,000 Marilynn Thoma Post-Doctoral Fellowship is awarded to Katherine Moore McAllen, Assistant Professor at the University of Read more....

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Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018

The Thoma Foundation has provided support for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new exhibition Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018. Curated by our 2016 Arts Writing Award recipient Christiane Paul with Carol Mancusi-Ungaro and Clémence White, Programmed establishes connections between works of art based on instructions, spanning over 50 years of conceptual, Read more....

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I Was Raised on the Internet

The Thoma Foundation is delighted to provide lead support for I Was Raised on the Internet, on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago from June 23 to October 14, 2018. 100 works from 1998 to the present offer a close and comprehensive look at how the Internet has changed contemporary art and Read more....

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Announcing the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship in Spanish Colonial Art

The Thoma Foundation is now accepting applications for the inaugural Marilynn Thoma Fellowship in Spanish Colonial Art! The Marilynn Thoma Fellowship provides unrestricted funding in the amounts of $45,000 for pre-doctoral dissertation research and $60,000 for post-doctoral research, and is the first portable, unrestricted fellowship devoted exclusively to Spanish Colonial art. International scholars are encouraged Read more....

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Joanne McNeil: JUST BROWSING

Our 2015 Arts Writing Award grantee Joanne McNeil’s five-part video series JUST BROWSING is now live on her website. Supported by the Thoma Foundation, JUST BROWSING investigates what it means to be an internet user. Each episode in McNeil’s series begins with a topic of inquiry and leads the audience through the narrator’s own investigation Read more....

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Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici at LACMA

The first major exhibition and publication devoted to eighteenth-century Mexican painting, Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici thoroughly contextualizes and repositions a period of art marked by major stylistic developments and the invention of compelling new iconographies. During this period, painters were increasingly commissioned to create mural-size works for the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Read more....

Artwork Loans Grants & Awards

Pacific Standard Time LA/LA

The Foundation is excited to support several museums participating in Pacific Standard Time LA/LA. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time is a collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California to explore Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles for five months from September 2017 through January 2018.

This year, the Read more....

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2015 Arts Writing Award grantee Joanne McNeil debuts Just Browsing

JUST BROWSING: Premiere and Artist Talk Oct. 19, 2017, 7 pm at Fridman Gallery RSVP at Eventbrite

The recipient of our 2015 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art, Joanne McNeil has completed her grant-supported project Just Browsing, a five-part video series investigating what it means to be an internet user. Just Browsing will premiere at Fridman Gallery in New York Read more....

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Announcing the New Research Fellow in Twentieth-Century Abstract Painting

The Thoma Foundation is pleased to announce our new Research Fellow in Twentieth-Century Abstract Painting. Becky Bivens is a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on modern art, in particular, mid-century American abstract art and criticism, aesthetic theory and gender studies. Bivens’ dissertation “Automatic Affects and Formal Feelings: Read more....

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2017 CURRENTS New Media Festival

Jun 09, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017

The Foundation is excited to support the 2017 CURRENTS New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico. CURRENTS brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from New Mexico, the U.S. and the world, for events showcasing interactive and fine art video installations, multimedia performances, single channel video, animation, digital dome Read more....