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Grants & Awards

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

Mar 03, 2017

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 perspectives to the study of O’Keeffe.

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent Read more....

Grants & Awards

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 of works from the Thomas’ distinguished collection of Spanish colonial art. The Thoma Foundation will also support short-term research grants for visiting Read more....

Artwork Loans

Extended Exhibition – Virtual Views at Knoxville Museum of Art

Feb 03, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017

Virtual Views at the Knoxville Museum of Art explores the growing importance of electronic new media in contemporary art as seen in the work of artists who are pioneers in the use of LEDs (light-emitting diodes), LCD (liquid crystal display), and computer-driven imagery. The exhibition is the first large-scale loan of digital artworks from the Thoma Foundation Read more....

Related Activities

Meet the Staff: Helen Colton

Helen Colton joined the Foundation team in August 2016 as our Grants Coordinator. Based in Santa Fe, Helen facilitates our growing grantmaking program by assisting with research, organization and development of tools to serve our internal procedures, applicants and grantees.

THOMA FOUNDATION: Tell us a little about yourself. What did you do before joining the Read more....

Grants & Awards

Conserving Computer-Based Art at the Guggenheim Museum

The Thoma Foundation has awarded a 2-year grant to the Conservation of Computer-based Art (CCBA) initiative at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. Led by Joanna Phillips, the Guggenheim’s conservator of time-based media, the CCBA initiative is a multi-year project to develop, implement and disseminate new and best practices for the acquisition, preservation, maintenance and display of Read more....

Grants & Awards

Net Art Anthology

The Foundation has awarded a two-year grant to Rhizome to support Net Art Anthology, an online exhibition retelling the history of net art from the 1980s to the present day. Launched on October 27, 2016, Net Art Anthology addresses a field of artistic practice in which even the most influential works often fade into obscurity as Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

New Ways to See: Digital Art Criticism Now

Nov 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 – Christiane Paul and Nora Khan—recipients of the Thoma Foundation’s 2016 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art—discussed current issues in digital art with Ian Cheng and Clement Valla, two artists on whose work they have written. Paul, Khan, and the artists talked about topics explored in their respective writings and projects, with a focus Read more....

Collection

Acquisition Highlight: Eduardo Kac’s Tesão, 1986/2016

Tesão by Eduardo Kac is an animation carried out in three acts that unfold to spell the artwork’s title, Portuguese slang for “horny.” Created when the artist was 24 years old, Tesão is a message to his then-girlfriend; the graffiti-like message also challenged the commercial and business applications of the network system. As a work of Read more....

Exhibitions

Shadow & Space

Two new exhibitions are on view at Orange Door, Chicago. Shadow & Space brings together painting and sculpture from the Foundation’s collection in which artists use unconventional materials to find new forms. Inspired by the Light & Space movement of Southern California in the 1960s, the exhibition dovetails on that genre’s innovative use of lighting effects for Read more....

Education

“The First Robot Artist”: On the Life and Work of Harold Cohen

In a conversation recorded at Art House, Santa Fe on August 6, 2016, author Pamela McCorduck and Thoma Foundation curator Jason Foumberg explore the life and legacy of English artist Harold Cohen (1928–2016), who developed Aaron, the first contemporary software program capable of autonomously generating unique paintings and drawings.