Grants & Awards


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: July 10, 2020

Announcing the 2020–21 Marilynn Thoma Fellows and Research Award Winners in Art of the Spanish Americas

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation will award over $125,000 in fellowships and research grants to support scholarship on the art of the Spanish Americas. This year, we are pleased to ...

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Interview with Katherine Mills, 2020–21 Marilynn Thoma Pre-Doctoral Fellow

The Foundation is proud to announce that Katherine Mills (PhD Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University) has been awarded the 2020–21 Marilynn Thoma pre-doctoral fellowship in art of the ...

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Posted: June 15, 2020

New Publication Grants Program

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is pleased to announce a new initiative to support museum and university press publishing projects. Beginning on June 15, 2020, the Foundation’s new Publication Grants Program will provide ...

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Posted: May 22, 2020

Grantee Publication: Multiplied: Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art, 1959–1965

The Foundation is proud to provide lead support for the catalogue Multiplied: Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art, 1959–1965 in conduction with the exhibitionof the same name organized by the ...

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Posted: March 2, 2020

Artwork Loan and Grant: Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is excited to have two artworks from our collection featured in Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art. ...

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Posted: March 1, 2020

Grantee Exhibition: Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI

The Thoma Foundation is proud to provide major support for Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. This exhibit offers a lens ...

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Posted: February 6, 2020

Grantee Activity: Pay-as-you-Wish Day at CAA Conference

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is proud to support College Art Association (CAA)’s Annual Conference in Chicago by providing a Pay-as-You-Wish day on Friday, February 14, 2020. Pay-as-You-Wish day enables ...

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Posted: October 21, 2019

Last Week to Apply for 2020–21 Fellowships & Awards in Art of the Spanish Americas

The deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 Marilynn Thoma Fellowship and the Thoma Foundation Research and Travel Awards is Friday, October 25, 2019. Pre- and post-doctoral fellowships are offered annually to scholars ...

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Posted: October 7, 2019

Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain at Museo de Historia Mexicana

The Thoma Foundation is proud to provide support for the traveling exhibition and catalogue Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain, organized by the San Diego Museum of Art. This exhibition will ...

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