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Grants & Awards

Interview with 2017 Digital Arts Writing Award 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 of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Important publications include Media Art Action (1997), Media Art Interaction Read more....

Exhibitions

ART HOUSE TO OPEN NEW INSTALLATIONS

Jun 01, 2017

Collecting Digital Art: Highlights + New Acquisitions from the Thoma Foundation opens at Art House in Santa Fe  June 1st with a public reception June 17th, 5-7 p.m., and will feature the first rotation of ongoing seasonal installations, showcasing significant artworks from the digital art collection that include new acquisitions of historic importance. The Read more....

Grants & Awards

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 who will receive $40,000 in the established arts writer category ($30,000 unrestricted, merit-based award + $10,000 project grant) ED HALTER who will receive $20,000 in Read more....
Grants & Awards

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 Foundation’s diverse collection of mid-twentieth century abstract, geometric painting for the purpose of pursuing an independent research project.

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Artwork Loans

Hoy features Doctrine and Devotion

Mar 19, 2016 - Jan 03, 2018

This week Hoy, the largest Spanish-language daily newspaper in Chicago, published a print piece and video story on Doctrine and Devotion: Art of the Religious Orders in the Spanish Andes, an exhibition of 13 Spanish colonial paintings from the Collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma. The exhibition seeks to introduce visitors to images promoted by several Catholic orders at work in the Spanish Andes between the 17th and Read more....

Related Activities

Passion for the Arts at the McKnight Center

Following an extensive national search, on March 3, 2017, Oklahoma State University announced Mark Blakeman has been selected as the inaugural Marilynn and Carl Thoma Executive Director of The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at OSU. The McKnight Center is expected to open in October 2019. At 93,000 square feet, it will be Read more....

Grants & Awards

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

Mar 03, 2017

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 the publication of an accompanying catalogue that has expanded scholarship and brought new perspectives to the study of O’Keeffe and her persona.

This book explores how Read more....

Collection

Acquisition Highlight: St. Francis Xavier, 17th Century

Born in Spain in 1506 to a noble Basque family, Francis Xavier was a companion of Ignatius of Loyola, and a co-founder of the Society of Jesus, a religious order better known as the Jesuits. The two men met while studying at the University of Paris, and in 1540 the order was officially approved Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

John Gerrard: Animated Scene Lecture at the University of New Mexico

Mar 01, 2017

The Foundation, in partnership with the University of New Mexico (UNM) Art Museum, presents John Gerrard: Animated Scene, a lecture event on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6pm in Garcia Honda Auditorium, George Pearl Hall at UNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his lecture, artist John Gerrard will present live simulations of several works, including Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) Read more....

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Meet the Staff: Kate Brown

Kate Brown joined the Foundation team in December 2016 as our Collections Manager. Based in Chicago, Kate is responsible for the safe transport and care of the Foundation’s myriad collections, our new acquisitions and our loans to museums. Kate can also assist with image requests and artwork loan inquiries.

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