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

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Thoma Foundation is pleased to support Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Curated by our 2016 Arts Writing Award recipient Christiane Paul, the exhibition brings together more than 50 works by 39 artists that trace the development of ideas from early computational art to contemporary artistic practices.


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The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation recognizes the power of the arts to challenge and shift perceptions, spark creativity, and connect people across cultures. We lend and exhibit artworks from our collection and support innovative individuals and pivotal initiatives in the arts.

In addition to our grant-making, the Foundation runs three annual fellowship programs for individuals: the Arts Writing Award in Digital Art (by nomination only), the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship in Spanish Colonial Art, and the Thoma Foundation Research and Travel Awards in Spanish Colonial Art.

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