Foundation News


Posted: May 6, 2021

Conservation of The Last Judgment

Throughout 2019 and 2020, painting conservator Daniela Leonard and frame conservation technician, Charles Pietraszewski, completed an extensive conservation treatment on our Art of the Spanish Americas painting, The Last Judgment. When we ...

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Posted: April 28, 2021

2020 Annual Report from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation

2020 was a year of change. A global pandemic, social and political upheaval, and suddenly life seemed to change overnight. Equity, access, and opportunity became our keywords for measurable success and our ...

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Posted: April 27, 2021

New Digital Art Space Revealed in the Santa Fe Railyard

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation announces the opening of a new 3,500 square-foot space for experiencing contemporary art in the Santa Fe Railyard District. Art Vault is dedicated to sharing the ...

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Posted: March 3, 2021

Thoma Equity Grant Builds the Capacity of Enterprising Nonprofits at the Intersection of Arts, Education, and Community

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation announces the Thoma Equity Grants, building partnerships that improve the lives of young people in rural and under-resourced areas of New Mexico. The Thoma Equity Grant supports ...

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Posted: December 29, 2020

Building the Future of Northern New Mexico: Grant-funded Partnership Converts Casino to Classroom

The Foundation has partnered with Moving Arts Española (MAE) in a new grant initiative supporting the renovation of the former Ohkay Owingeh casino dome to serve the youth and teens of the ...

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Posted: November 20, 2020

Announcing the Digital Changemaker Grant Funding Cultural Digital Engagement

We are pleased to announce a new grant opportunity. The Digital Changemaker Grant will support initiatives that reimagine the use of technology in cultural organizations. Grants will be awarded to small and midsize organizations in Arizona, Illinois, ...

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Posted: November 16, 2020

Meet the Staff: Nicole Danti

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you do before joining the Thoma Foundation staff? Prior to joining the Thoma Foundation, I spent much of my career working with nonprofit organizations ...

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Posted: October 21, 2020

Thoma Foundation Gift Creates Art of the Spanish Americas Appointment at UIC

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation has made a generous gift to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts (CADA). This gift will create a ...

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Posted: October 16, 2020

Meet the Staff: Kathryn Santner

Tell us a little about yourself.  What did you do before being named Thoma Scholar? After completing my PhD at the University of Cambridge, I spent several years as a postdoc in ...

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Posted: September 11, 2020

Curator Talk: Digital Art Curator Jason Foumberg Presents at the 2020 Ars Electronica Festival

For the 2020 Ars Electronica Festival, the Thoma Foundation’s Curator of Digital Art, Jason Foumberg’s 15-minute video offers personal anecdotes about how the Foundation decides which artworks to collect. The lushly illustrated ...

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