Foundation News


Posted: November 10, 2021

Thoma Foundation Supports Innovative Work-Based Learning at Amarillo College with $1 Million Grant

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is excited to announce a $1 million grant to Amarillo College. This grant—the largest the Foundation has made to date—will support the Texas community college’s innovative Adams Earn & Learn Program, a multiyear effort to accelerate work-based learning in the Texas Panhandle region. The pilot program will create a proof of concept for healthcare and STEM programs with the long-term goal of expanding work-based learning opportunities into all program areas. The Thoma Foundation grant will support coordinators for the program, stipends for STEM and healthcare students, and project evaluation.

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Posted: November 4, 2021

Meet the Team: Tim Porter

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you do before joining the Thoma Foundation team? After graduation from the Print Media department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, I’ve worked in collections care and exhibition ...

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Posted: October 6, 2021

Meet the Team: Isabel Rodriguez

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you do before joining the Thoma Foundation team? Before joining the Thoma Foundation team I was completing my studies at Adams State University with ...

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Posted: September 21, 2021

Expanded Art Vault Hours

We are thrilled to announce expanded viewing hours at Art Vault, the Thoma Foundation’s exhibition space in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District. We are free and open to the public Tuesday ...

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Posted: August 4, 2021

Thoma Foundation receives grant for scientific analysis of Bolivian copper artworks

Eight Bolivian copper artworks will soon come out of storage at the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation and go beneath a microscope to help materials scientists unravel the secrets of their unknown ...

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Posted: August 4, 2021

Meet the Team: Sasha Arden

Tell us a little about yourself. What do you do outside of the Thoma Foundation’s summer internship? I’m a rising fourth-year graduate student at New York University, specializing in the conservation of ...

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Posted: July 7, 2021

Announcing the 2021–22 Marilynn Thoma Fellows and Research Award Winners in Art of the Spanish Americas

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation will award nearly $160,000 in fellowships and grants to support scholarship on the art of the Spanish Americas. This year, the Foundation is pleased to award three scholars whose work advances our knowledge of mural painting, conventual art, and portable altars in early modern South America. Now in their third year, the Marilynn Thoma Fellowships and Research & Travel Awards are the only unrestricted research funding in the United States devoted exclusively to the field of art of the Spanish Americas.

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Posted: June 18, 2021

ThomaTalks: Virtual Studio Visit with Jennifer Steinkamp

A preeminent digital video artist whose 50-foot software-based mural Blind Eye is now on view at Art Vault, Santa Fe, Jennifer Steinkamp joined us on Zoom from her Los Angeles studio to ...

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Posted: June 9, 2021

Thoma Foundation’s 2021 Digital Changemakers Announced

$500,000 to Improve Technology in the Cultural Sector The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is thrilled to announce the recipients of the inaugural Digital Changemaker Grant, an initiative to support medium-sized cultural organizations reimagining the role and use of technology in achieving their missions. The Digital Changemaker Grant will support five cultural organizations with grants of $100,000 each based on the merits of their application proposals: Asia Society Texas Center, Flagstaff Arts Council, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and Snow City Arts.

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Posted: June 9, 2021

Meet the Team: Duncan Bass

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you do before joining the Thoma Foundation team? I recently completed dual Masters degrees at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where ...

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