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GE-259306-18

Academy Foundation (Los Angeles, CA 90211-1907)
Doris Berger (Project Director: August 2017 to present)

Regeneration: Black Cinema 1900–1970

Development of a traveling exhibition, digital and educational content, and public programs exploring the role of African Americans in the American film industry.

Scheduled to open in 2020, Regeneration: Black Cinema 1900–1970 (working title) will be an extensive research-driven in-depth look at African American participation in American filmmaking. The project comprises a traveling exhibition to a planned four national venues including the Academy Museum, public programs, digital and educational content, and publications.

Project fields:
African American History; Film History and Criticism

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2018 – 3/30/2019


GE-259298-18

Strong Museum (Rochester, NY 14607-3998)
Jon-Paul Dyson (Project Director: August 2017 to present)

The History and Cultural Impact of Video Games: A New Gallery at The Strong

Planning of a permanent gallery exploring the history and impact of video games on popular culture, learning, and American leisure.

Through the planning and script development for a permanent, long-term gallery, The Strong National Museum of Play endeavors to explore and share the history, influence, and experience of video games as they relate to culture, human development, and the evolution of play. The planned gallery, the centerpiece of an overall museum expansion, will include complementary and cohesive interactive exhibit spaces that showcase the history of video games through: (1) display of rare and unique artifacts; (2) use of multiple media formats that allow guests to discover the history of video games and their impact on society and culture; and (3) inclusion of one-of-a-kind interactive experiences that bring the history, art, and narrative structures of video games to life. When planning is complete, The Strong will be positioned to create a first-of-its-kind installation that engages audiences with humanities-rich content illustrating the enduring impact of video games.

Project fields:
Cultural History

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2018 – 3/31/2019


GE-259290-18

Carnegie Institute (Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007)
Erin Peters (Project Director: August 2017 to present)

Planning Carnegie Museum of Natural History's "Egypt on the Nile"

Planning for the reinterpretation of the museum’s Egyptian collection that would explore the intersection of human and natural histories in ancient Egypt.

Building on Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s (CMNH) current NEH Digital Projects for the Public Discovery Grant, this exhibition grant will allow CMNH to begin planning for its multi-phase exhibition, Egypt on the Nile. As part of the project, CMNH will: convene a team of expert scholars and scientists to refine current research themes and generate new humanities and scientific knowledge through which the public can connect their contemporary experiences with the human and natural history of ancient Egypt; form and consult a community focus group for audience input; identify anthropological and natural sciences collections for the exhibition; and evaluate CMNH exhibitions, conservation, and storage considerations and costs. To carry out these goals, the Project Director will lead committees in a series of meetings and two workshops held in Pittsburgh to produce exhibition designs and a draft script along with plans for outreach, marketing, and evaluation of the final exhibition.

Project fields:
Ancient History; Cultural Anthropology; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$35,204 (approved)
$35,204 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2018 – 3/31/2019


GE-261129-18

Ball State University (Muncie, IN 47306-1022)
Christine K. Thompson (Project Director: January 2018 to present)

A New View of the Battle of the Wabash

Planning for a traveling exhibition and related public programs about the Battle of the Wabash, a 1791 Native American military victory over the U.S. Army.

Project fields:
Archaeology; Military History; Native American Studies

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$74,875 (approved)
$74,875 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2018 – 12/31/2019


GE-261130-18

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania (Lincoln University, PA 19352-9141)
Julie B Rainbow (Project Director: January 2018 to present)

Journey to Sanctuary

Planning for a permanent exhibition, a traveling exhibition, a website, and public forums exploring the role of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in encouraging migration out of the segregated South and creating community in Philadelphia from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Project fields:
African American History; U.S. History

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$74,699 (approved)
$74,699 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2018 – 7/31/2019


GE-261136-18

Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO 80204-2788)
Victoria Lyall (Project Director: January 2018 to present)

Malinche as Metaphor Exhibition Planning

Planning of an exhibition on the historical and cultural legacy of Malinche (died, 1529), an indigenous Mexican Gulf Coast woman who was the explorer Hernando Cortés’ translator, cultural interpreter, and mistress during the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire (1519–21).

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Latin American Studies; Latino History

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$60,000 (approved)
$60,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2018 – 8/31/2019


GE-261064-18

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (Indianapolis, IN 46204-1708)
Julia Whitehead (Project Director: January 2018 to present)

Unstuck in Time: Slaughterhouse-Five Then and Now

Planning a permanent exhibition and the expansion of an existing traveling exhibition exploring the impact of Kurt Vonnegut and his seminal novel Slaughterhouse-Five.

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML), a 501c(3) nonprofit in Indianapolis, Indiana requests $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities Exhibitions Planning Grant to develop a preliminary design, script, marketing plan, and evaluation plan for “Unstuck in Time: Slaughterhouse-Five Then and Now,” a new permanent exhibition. KVML is the only organization dedicated to championing the legacy of Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut and the principles of free expression, common decency, and peaceful coexistence he championed. “Unstuck in Time” explores Kurt Vonnegut’s most widely-read novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, and will include a traveling exhibition that will increase the reach of “Unstuck in Time.”

Project fields:
American Literature; Military History

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2018 – 8/31/2019


GE-261328-18

DC Public Library Foundation Inc. (Washington, DC 20006-1107)
Marya Annette McQuirter (Project Director: August 2017 to present)

Leaving a Legacy: DC Public Library Honors Dr. King

Planning of a permanent exhibition at the District of Columbia public library and a website examining the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C.

Project fields:
African American History

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$35,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2018 – 8/31/2019


GE-259249-18

San Antonio Museum of Art (San Antonio, TX 78209-6396)
Jessica Powers (Project Director: August 2017 to present)

Sacred Landscapes: Visions of Nature and Myth in Ancient Rome

Planning for an exhibition examining the depictions of landscapes in ancient Roman art and society.

Sacred Landscapes: Visions of Nature and Myth in Ancient Rome will be the first exhibition in the United States to explore the wealth of landscape imagery in ancient Roman art. The exhibition will deepen visitors' understanding of the nuanced meanings of landscapes. Our audiences' engagement with this striking genre will concentrate on three humanities themes: Landscapes and Roman Society, Patronage and Social Class, and Landscapes in Greek and Roman Art. Presented at the San Antonio Museum of Art from October 2020 to January 2021 and at a second venue thereafter, the exhibition will feature approximately 50 works that portray a countryside populated by rustic figures and rural shrines. The Museum has developed an Advisory Committee to assist in refining the presentation of the humanities themes through the exhibition narrative, catalogue and public programs. The Museum is requesting funding from the NEH to support a two-day workshop for the Advisory Committee in May or June 2018.

Project fields:
Arts, General

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$35,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 4/30/2019


GE-259267-18

Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA 01609-3196)
Jeffrey Louis Forgeng (Project Director: August 2017 to present)

Permanent Installation of Medieval Arms & Armor

Planning for a long-term exhibition of the museum’s arms and armor collection.

The Worcester Art Museum seeks funding from the NEH to support planning activities for the long-term installation of its collection of arms and armor. WAM acquired the highly significant collection in 2014 from the Higgins Armory Museum and plans to design an innovative installation, consisting partly of open storage, with emphasis on accessibility, both physical and intellectual. The grant would help fund preparatory activities including specialist review of the collection, brainstorming by regional academics and educators to suggest possible interpretive approaches, and consultation with interpretation and design specialists to turn these ideas into concrete plans for a compelling and engaging installation that will appeal to diverse audiences. The installation’s core humanities concepts will be the contrast between the superficial purpose of the objects and their actual complex functions, and the meaning of their enduring power as symbols today when they are no longer in actual use.

Project fields:
Arts, General; Medieval History; Military History

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 4/30/2019


GE-254026-17

Ford's Theatre Society (Washington, DC 20004-1403)
Sarah Jencks (Project Director: August 2016 to present)

Ford's Theatre Society Exhibition on Changing Historical Memory

Planning of a permanent exhibition focusing on the aftermath and public memory of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

Ford’s Theatre Society (FTS) will plan a permanent exhibition on the history of Ford’s Theatre and the Petersen House in the years since President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination that considers what these two buildings can teach us about changing historical memory of national tragedy. NEH funds will allow Ford’s Theatre Society to consult with a group of scholars of historical memory, create a schematic exhibition design and exhibition script, and test themes and ideas with target audiences. The planned exhibition will offer the 650,000 annual visitors to Ford’s Theatre a window into changing popular memory of the Lincoln assassination through the story of the buildings where the event took place, contextualizing the changing uses of the buildings and urging visitors to question what messages monuments and historic sites reveal about the people who build and steward them.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2017 – 4/30/2019


GE-256298-17

New Bedford Whaling Museum (New Bedford, MA 02740-6398)
Christina Connett (Project Director: January 2017 to present)

A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage 'Round the World

Development of a traveling exhibition, digital content, and public programs based on a 19th-century panorama painting.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum (NBWM) will develop a traveling exhibition titled A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World. This exhibition features one of the longest and most distinguished paintings in the United States, the 1,275’ Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World, an authentic and arresting depiction of a 19th-century whaling voyage. Painted by two New Bedford artists, the Panorama travelled the United States between the 1850s and 1870s as a moving picture show. It has not been shown in its entirety or as it was originally intended since the 1870s. The Panorama contains broad content related to history, industry, and geography, and conveys themes of globalization, cultural diversity, popular literature, and visual culture. The traveling exhibition will debut in New Bedford, MA in 2018, and then travel to Mystic, CT in late 2018. The project also includes the development of digital content and educational programs.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2017 – 7/31/2018


GE-256307-17

National Museum of Mexican Art (Chicago, IL 60608-2706)
Cesareo Moreno (Project Director: January 2017 to February 2018)
Liliana Vazquez (Project Director: February 2018 to present)

The Cycle of Life from Mesoamerica: Herencia Sagrada-Día de los Muertos

Planning for a bilingual traveling exhibition about the Dia de los Muertos festival and its history in Mexico and the U.S.

The National Museum of Mexican Art requests a planning grant that will build on its expertise to develop a traveling exhibition that presents Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art and concepts as part of the cycle of life. The exhibition, The Cycle of Life from Mesoamerica: Herencia Sagrada-Día de los Muertos (Sacred Legacy- Day of the Dead), will examine the universal aspects of loss and human grief, two differing concepts of life after death based on European Christianity and sacred Mesoamerican cosmologies, and the union of these two cultural perspectives/belief systems in Mexico. Importantly, the exhibition will also survey the acculturation of Día de los Muertos (DDM) and the traditional celebrations in the U.S. since artists and cultural centers first introduced them in the 1970s. The traveling exhibition will be supported by a web site offering educational resources that tell the story of the cycle of life that is the essence of DDM.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Hispanic American Studies; Latin American History

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2017 – 12/31/2018


GE-253922-17

Asia Society (New York, NY 10065-7307)
Adriana Proser (Project Director: August 2016 to present)

Interpretations of Hell in Ancient and Contemporary Asian Art

Development of a traveling exhibition of Asian artworks inspired by religious and cultural understandings and beliefs about Hell.

Comparative Hell opening in Spring 2019, will be an international loan exhibition of approximately one hundred ancient and contemporary artworks devoted to the rich artistic production inspired by the notion of Hell in Asia. The planning grant for Comparative Hell will be used to support an advisory workshop made up of curators, humanities scholars, public programmers, and museum educators with the goal to develop a preliminary plan for the format and content of the exhibition, catalog, related programming, online presence, and other educational materials. The grant will enable travel to facilitate consultation with experts, research, and obtaining loans for the exhibition.

Project fields:
History, Criticism, and Theory of the Arts

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2017 – 3/31/2018


GE-254068-17

Jackson State University (Jackson, MS 39217-0001)
Robert Luckett (Project Director: August 2016 to present)

This Is My Century: The Life and Legacy of Margaret Walker

Development of a traveling exhibition, a digital exhibition, and public programs on the life and cultural influence of writer Margaret Walker (1915–98).

Born to educated, talented parents in Birmingham in 1915, Margaret Walker—novelist, poet, and scholar—would have been 100 on July 7, 2015. Her precedent-setting book Jubilee, which turns 50 in 2016, was the first neo-slave novel, paving the way for Roots and Beloved, and her poem For My People and book by the same name garnered the first national writing prize for an African American. Soon to celebrate its 50th anniversary, founded in 1968, the Margaret Walker Center proposes This Is My Century: The Life and Legacy of Margaret Walker a $39,600 planning grant, to produce narratives and design plans for traveling and digital exhibitions to accompany independent programming by schools, local libraries, and other organizations. With seven main humanities themes identified by scholars, the grant will allow the team to more fully develop how those themes will be conveyed to audiences, and it will produce plans for outreach, marketing, and evaluation of the final exhibitions.

Project fields:
African American History; African American Studies; American Literature

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$39,600 (approved)
$39,600 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2017 – 3/31/2019


GE-256032-17

Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages (Stony Brook, NY 11790-1931)
Joshua Ruff (Project Director: January 2017 to present)

Interpretive Plan for "A World Before Cars" Gallery

Planning for a permanent exhibition examining the role of horse-drawn vehicles in American life in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

A World Before Cars represents the latest phase of a major redesign of the LIM’s carriage museum, which contains one of the largest and finest holdings of horse-drawn vehicles and related transportation artifacts in the country. Utilizing the expertise of skilled consultants and the highly-regarded H. Lee Skolnick Architecture and Design Partnership, the LIM will plan an interpretive gallery composed of hands-on activity areas that explore the experiences of carriage riding/driving, the integral role of horses in 19th-century America, and the ways in which carriage design innovations informed and influenced automobile design. From a ride simulation exercise to interactive computer kiosks and a comparative display of carriage and automobile parts, this new gallery will be designed to engage a variety of different visitor age and experience levels, providing an immersive entry into the world of carriages, and the unexpected ways in which they connect to our modern lives.

Project fields:
Arts, Other; History, Other

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2017 – 8/31/2018