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Grants & Awards

Applications Open for Marilynn Thoma Fellowship and Research & Travel Awards

Applications are now open for the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship and the Thoma Foundation Research and Travel Awards.

Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral fellowships are offered to scholars in support of projects and research initiatives that will advance the field of Spanish colonial art. Applicants should propose projects that exhibit original scholarship and/or will make a significant contribution to the understanding of Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

Symposium on Viceregal Art Organized by 2019-20 Marilynn Thoma Fellows

Organized by 2019-20 Marilynn Thoma Fellows Katherine Moore McAllen and Verónica Muñoz-Nájar, the upcoming symposium Congreso de Arte Virreinal: El Futuro del Arte del Pasado seeks to trace the continuum and disruptions of visual characteristics throughout viceregal art history. This symposium is designed to debate, explore, and evaluate the state of visual and material culture produced in colonial Read more....

Digital Art Writing Award

Announcing the 2019 Recipients of the Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art. McKenzie Wark will receive $40,000 in recognition of their sustained dedication to the field as an established arts writer, and Legacy Russell will receive $20,000 for her exceptional promise as an emerging arts writer. The 2019 Read more....

Grants & Awards

The Thoma Foundation Permanently Endows the Position of Curator in Art of the Spanish Americas at the Blanton Museum of Art

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is proud to announce a $2 million permanent endowment for a curatorial position devoted to art of the Spanish Americas at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. The Marilynn Thoma Associate Curator, Art of the Spanish Americas position is currently held by Dr. Rosario I. Read more....

Grants & Awards

Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore Opera

Mar 16, 2019 - Sep 01, 2019

The Thoma Foundation is proud to be the lead supporter of Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore Opera, the newest exhibition at SITE Santa Fe. This exhibition examines themes of race, gender and class within the stories, traditions, architecture, and music of opera. The first large-scale exhibition of its kind, Bel Canto will engage opera aficionados and novices Read more....

Grants & Awards

moCa Cleveland Announces New OPEN HOUSE Initiatives

The Thoma Foundation is proud to provide lead support for the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa)’s new OPEN HOUSE initiatives. These initiatives embody the values of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, and aim to make the museum more welcoming and collaborative for all audiences.

moCa is the inaugural recipient of the Thoma Foundation’s annual Read more....

Artwork Loans Grants & Awards

The Body Electric at the Walker Art Center

Mar 30, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019

The Thoma Foundation is proud to be lead supporter for the Walker Art Center’s exhibition The Body Electric.

“In an age dominated by digital technology, The Body Electric explores themes of the real and virtual, the organic and artificial, moving from the physical world to the screen and back again. Today, computer and phone screens Read more....

Artwork Loans

Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965-2014 at The Kreeger Museum

Apr 18, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019

Happy Landing by Charles Hinman, on loan from the collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, will be available for public viewing at The Kreeger Museum’s upcoming exhibition Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965-2014, opening April 18.

Charles Hinman (b. 1932) is a New York-based abstract painter who pioneered three-dimensional, shaped canvases starting in the 1960s. Hinman is best Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

On Power and Play in Virtual Worlds

Apr 18, 2019

Lecture by Dawn Chan and Mary Flanagan; moderated by jonCates.

Critics Dawn Chan and Mary Flanagan, winners of the 2018 Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Awards in Digital art, engage in a wide-ranging conversation about the social and political dynamics embedded in virtual reality, games, digital art, and software design. Considering the work of Rachel Rossin, Ramsey Read more....

Exhibitions

Unveiling: Particle Field (Triptych) by Leo Villareal at Art House

Mar 22, 2019

Art House is excited to publicly unveil Leo Villareal’s 2017 generative digital animation Particle Field (Triptych). This artwork is in a constant state of creation. Leo Villareal programmed Particle Field (Triptych) to generate a live, ever-changing composition. Its custom code is vital to the artwork’s identity and experience.

Villareal invokes with his triptych the sacred Read more....