Grants & Awards


Posted: September 6, 2017

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 ...

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Posted: June 29, 2017

Tech and the West Symposium, a partnership with the Santa Fe Opera

The Thoma Foundation is pleased to partner with the Santa Fe Opera on Tech and the West, a two-day symposium held July 21-22, and presented as part of the upcoming world premiere ...

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Posted: June 7, 2017

2017 CURRENTS New Media Festival

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, ...

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Posted: June 1, 2017

Interview with 2017 Digital Arts Writing Awards Recipient, Ed Halter

Ed Halter received the $20,000 award ($15,000 unrestricted, merit-based award + $5,000 project grant) for an emerging arts writer in the U.S. who demonstrates great promise in writing about digital art. Halter is Critic ...

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Posted: May 24, 2017

Interview with 2017 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art Recipient, Rudolf Frieling

Rudolf Frieling received the $40,000 award ($30,000 unrestricted, merit-based award + $10,000 project grant) for an established arts writer in the U.S. who has made significant contributions to writing about digital art. Rudolf Frieling is Curator ...

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Posted: May 10, 2017

Announcing Recipients of 2017 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation announces the winners and the selection committee of its 2017 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art. THE RECIPIENTS OF THIS YEAR’S AWARD ARE: RUDOLF FRIELING ...

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Posted: April 27, 2017

2017 Research Fellowing in Twentieth-century Abstract Painting

Chicago, IL – The Foundation is pleased to announce the application period for its 2017 Research Fellowship in Twentieth-century Abstract Painting. The fellowship will provide an emerging scholar unique access to the ...

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Posted: March 3, 2017

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

Opening today, the Brooklyn Museum’s Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern exhibition has received a wonderful review from the New York Times’ co-chief art critic Roberta Smith. The museum received a grant from the Thoma Foundation to support ...

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Posted: January 10, 2017

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

Opening on March 3, the Brooklyn Museum’s Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern exhibition has received a grant from the Thoma Foundation to support the publication of a book that will expand scholarship and bring new ...

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Posted: December 20, 2016

Spanish Colonial Art at the Blanton Museum

The Thoma Foundation has underwritten a three-year Associate Curatorship of Spanish Colonial Art at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas. The position correlates to a long-term loan to the Blanton ...

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