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For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights [show prizes]
Grant details: GI-50135-09
Title: For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights
Curator: Maurice Berger
Abstract: For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights is organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Through a host of media—including photographs, television and film, magazines, newspapers, posters, books, and pamphlets—the project explores the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late-1940s to the mid-1970s. For All the World to See includes a traveling exhibition, website, online film festival, and richly illustrated companion book.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.umbc.edu/cadvc/foralltheworld/index.php
Primary URL Description: Comprehensive website of the FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE project; it includes an online version of the exhibition, book page, online film festival, full-dress educational resources page (including 11 curriculum guides for K-12, Adults, and Families, and a news and events page.


Visualizing Statues in the Late Antique Roman Forum
Grant details: RF-50008-09
Title: Visualizing Statues in the Late Antique Roman Forum
Curator: Diane Favro
Abstract: Featured project in the opening of the Digital Research Commons in the YRL Research Library at UCLA
Year: 2011


Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan
Grant details: GI-50172-10
Title: Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan
Curator: Katherine R. Tsiang
Curator: Richard A. Born
Curator: J. Keith Wilson
Abstract: rganized by the Smart Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Echoes of the Past represents the culmination of this extraordinary research project. It sheds new light on the original beauty and meaning of the shrines, uniting dispersed objects from Xiangtangshan—considered among the finest achievements of Chinese sculpture—with innovative digital components, including a video installation that provides an immersive, kinetic re-creation of one of the most important caves.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/echoes-of-the-past/
Primary URL Description: Smart Museum exhibition page
Secondary URL: http://xts.uchicago.edu/
Secondary URL Description: Research project page


For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights [show prizes]
Grant details: GE-50082-08
Title: For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights
Curator: Maurice Berger
Abstract: For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights is organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Through a host of media—including photographs, television and film, magazines, newspapers, posters, books, and pamphlets—the project explores the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late-1940s to the mid-1970s. For All the World to See includes a traveling exhibition, website, online film festival, and richly illustrated companion book.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.foralltheworldtosee.org
Primary URL Description: Comprehensive website of the FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE project; it includes an online version of the exhibition, book page, online film festival, full-dress educational resources page (including 11 curriculum guides for K-12, Adults, and Families, and a news and events page.


For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights [show prizes]
Grant details: GE-50082-08
Title: For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights
Curator: Maurice Berger
Abstract: For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights is organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Through a host of media—including photographs, television and film, magazines, newspapers, posters, books, and pamphlets—the project explores the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late-1940s to the mid-1970s. For All the World to See includes a traveling exhibition, website, online film festival, and richly illustrated companion book.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.foralltheworldtosee.org
Primary URL Description: Comprehensive website of the FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE project; it includes an online version of the exhibition, book page, online film festival, full-dress educational resources page (including 11 curriculum guides for K-12, Adults, and Families, and a news and events page.


Shakespeare in the Parlor
Grant details: PW-50353-09
Title: Shakespeare in the Parlor
Curator: Jaclyn Penny
Abstract: This online exhibit, generated using images from the Prints in the Parlor cataloging and digitization project, considers the ways William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was pictured inside the covers of literary annuals and gift books in the nineteenth-century.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/Exhibitions/Printsinparlor/shakespeare/index.htm
Primary URL Description: This is an online exhibition at the American Antiquarian Society website of selected materials cataloged with an NEH grant.


Fashioning an Education
Grant details: PG-50951-10
Title: Fashioning an Education
Curator: Arden Kirkland
Abstract: “Fashioning an Education: 150 Years of Vassar Students and What They Wore” May 16-June 12 at the Palmer Gallery, Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY) To celebrate the college’s 150th anniversary, the Vassar College Costume Collection will share student research about the complex role that education has played to influence fashion. This exhibition will showcase student clothing from the 1860's to 1950's and photographs of student styles from the 1960's to today. While this exhibition was not directly a part of our NEH funded project, it would not have been possible without the work done on our NEH project the previous year.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://vcomeka.com/vccc/exhibits/show/fashioning/introduction
Primary URL Description: This link leads to the first page of our digital exhibition; from there you can follow the tabs and arrows to navigate through the exhibition.


National tour of The Jazz Loft Project
Grant details: TR-50008-08
Title: National tour of The Jazz Loft Project
Curator: Sam Stephenson
Abstract: In January 1955, celebrated photographer W. Eugene Smith quit his longtime job at Life magazine. In search of greater freedom and artistic license, he accepted a three-week freelance assignment in Pittsburgh that turned into a four-year obsession and, in the end, remained unfinished. In 1957, he moved out of the home he shared with his wife and four children in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, and into a dilapidated, five-story loft building at 821 Sixth Avenue (between 28th and 29th streets) in New York City’s wholesale flower district. The building was a late-night haunt of musicians, including some of the biggest names in jazz—Charles Mingus, Zoot Sims, Bill Evans, and Thelonious Monk among them—and countless fascinating, underground characters. As his epic Pittsburgh project broke down, Smith found solace in the chaotic, somnambulistic world of the loft and its artists. The exhibition evokes the jazz loft through more than 200 images, several hours of audio, and 16mm film footage of Smith working in the loft. Setting the scene is Smith’s gritty photographs of the loft and his pictures of the flower district below his fourth-floor loft window. Viewed alongside his master prints, Smith’s 5x7-inch work prints further indicate the breadth and depth of the loft story. Listening stations give access to remastered selections from Smith’s reel-to-reel tapes, which caught everything from rousing jam sessions to historic radio and TV broadcasts, loft conversations, and street noise. Concerts and other programming will supplement the exhibition experience.
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/jazz-loft-project


Expressions of Faith in the Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil
Grant details: QP-50009-06
Title: Expressions of Faith in the Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil
Curator: Barbara Cervenka
Curator: Marion E. Jackson
Abstract: The purpose of this NEH Planning Grant was (1) to undertake research and planning for a three-part traveling exhibition entitled "Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints – Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil" and (2) to develop the first part of this project as a prototype exhibit. These goals were successfully met, and the pilot exhibition subtitled "Expressions of Faith in the Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil" was presented and well received in Detroit during May and June 2007.
Year: 2006
Primary URL: http://www.convida.org/
Primary URL Description: This URL for Con/Vida - Popular Arts of the Americas, contains general information on this non-profit organization as well as information on the NEH-funded prototype exhibition, "Expressions of Faith in the Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil" cited above. In addition, this site has information on the full exhibition, "Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints – Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil" , for which an NEH implementation grant is currently sought.
Secondary URL: http://www.banditsandheroes.org/
Secondary URL Description: This URL is a non-public preliminary model for the website that is being developed to accompany the exhibition, "Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints - Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil."


Expressions of Faith in the Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil
Grant details: QP-50009-06
Title: Expressions of Faith in the Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil
Curator: Barbara Cervenka
Curator: Marion Jackson
Abstract: The purpose of this NEH Planning Grant was (1) to undertake research and planning for a three-part traveling exhibition entitled "Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints – Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil" and (2) to develop the first part of this project as a prototype exhibit. These goals were successfully met, and the pilot exhibition subtitled "Expressions of Faith in the Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil" was presented and well received in Detroit during May and June 2007.
Year: 2006
Primary URL: http://www.convida.org/
Primary URL Description: This website contains general information on our non-profit organization, Con/Vida - Popular Arts of the Americas, as well as information on the NEH-funded prototype exhibition, Expressions of Faith in the Popular Arts of the Northeast of Brazil" as well as the larger exhibition, "Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints - Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil" for which an NEH Implementation Grant is currently sought
Secondary URL: http://www.banditsandheroes.org/
Secondary URL Description: This is preliminary sample of an interactive exhibition website currently underdevelopment for the exhibition, "Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints - Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil", for which NEH funding is currently requested.


Art and Salvation: The Red and White Monasteries
Grant details: RZ-50431-05
Title: Art and Salvation: The Red and White Monasteries
Curator: Elizabeth Bolman and graduate student Agnieszka Szymanska
Abstract: The exhibition was mounted in the large front atrium of the Tyler School of Art, Temple U., in Sept. - Oct. 2010. It was on the monuments, their history and function as tools for salvation, and also on their current relevance. Two artists (also faculty at Tyler) contributed works of art inspired by the monasteries.
Year: 2009


Banned, Burned, Seized and Censored
Grant details: PW-50349-09
Title: Banned, Burned, Seized and Censored
Curator: Danielle Sigler
Abstract: The exhibition Banned, Burned, Seized, and Censored reveals the machinery of censorship at work in America during the interwar years, letting writers, reformers, attorneys, and publishers speak for themselves and illuminating the complex negotiations that occurred at the intersection of literature and "obscenity.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/2011/banned/


S'abadeb - The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists
Grant details: GI-50047-08
Title: S'abadeb - The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists
Curator: Barbara Brotherton
Abstract: On view at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) from October 23, 2008 to January 11, 2009, S’abadeb - The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists was the first ever major traveling exhibition of Coast Salish art. The exhibition engaged 81,387 visitors in a meaningful dialogue about Salish art and culture through a comprehensive exhibition of over 180 objects drawn from fifty museum and private Native collections, some never before exhibited, supplemented with innovative media displays.
Year: 2008
Primary URL: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/interactives/sabadeb/flash/index.html
Primary URL Description: Exhibition website that explores the 5 main themes of the exhibition.


The Garibaldi Panorama on the Surface
Grant details: EE-50022-04
Title: The Garibaldi Panorama on the Surface
Curator: Andries van Dam
Curator: Massimo Riva
Abstract: Installation of the Garibaldi project (part pf VHL) on a touchscreen device, part of Growing Knowledge. The Evolution of Research, an exhibition at the British Library in London
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.growingknowledge.bl.uk/


Garibaldi Panorama e la Sala del Risorgimento
Grant details: EE-50022-04
Title: Garibaldi Panorama e la Sala del Risorgimento
Curator: Alex Hills
Curator: Massimo Riva
Abstract: An installation of the Garibaldi Panorama on touchscreen devices in the prestigious Sala del Risorgimento of the Palazzo Pubblico, in Siena, Italy
Year: 2011
Secondary URL: http://www.beniculturalionline.it/?p=1649&option=com_wordpress&Itemid=1
Secondary URL Description: Italian Cultural Heritage ufficial blog


Storia da toccare: Garibaldi panorama a Salaborsa
Grant details: EE-50022-04
Title: Storia da toccare: Garibaldi panorama a Salaborsa
Curator: Massimo Riva
Abstract: An installation of the Garibaldi panorama on touchscreen in the atrium of the Salaborsa, public library and civic center, in Bologna Italy
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.bibliotecasalaborsa.it/eventi/22910


NO WOMAN’S CHIT-CHAT Argula von Grumbach 16th Century Public ‘Theologian’
Grant details: FS-50092-06
Title: NO WOMAN’S CHIT-CHAT Argula von Grumbach 16th Century Public ‘Theologian’
Curator: Krueger, Karl
Abstract: n/a
Year: 2009


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Grant details: FS-50092-06
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Curator: Alvarez, Pable
Abstract: Special Collections Library, University of Michigan: 1) “Rediscovering Shenoute of Atripe (ca. 348-466), a Digital Project” 2011.- http://www.lib.umich.edu/special-collections-library/rediscovering-shenoute-atripe 2) “A Collection of Early Manuscript Leaves” 2011-. http://www.lib.umich.edu/special-collections-library/collection-early-manuscript-leaves 3) “Watermarks from Venice” (March-June, 2011). 4) “Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible: Its Origins in Manuscript and Print” (January-March, 2011). “Cervantes and the Canon” (September- December, 2010).
Year: 2009


3 exhibitions
Grant details: FS-50092-06
Title: 3 exhibitions
Curator: Alvarez, Pablo.
Abstract: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation, University of Rochester, NY Alvarez, Pablo. “Manifestations of Medieval Law: From Manuscript to Print” (April 2-4, 2009). “Charles R. Darwin at 200: The Origin and Evolution of his Books” (February-March 2009). “John Dryden and the Book: 1659-1700” (October-December 2008).
Year: 2008


Chronicling Faith: Maksim Dmitriev and the Renaissance of Orthodox Monasticism in Late Imperial Russia
Grant details: FB-38346-03
Title: Chronicling Faith: Maksim Dmitriev and the Renaissance of Orthodox Monasticism in Late Imperial Russia
Curator: William G. Wagner
Abstract: Exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art of the photography of Maksim Dmitriev, chronicling the growth of female Orthodox monasticism in 19th and early 20th-c. Russia.
Year: 2003


Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit
Grant details: GI-50290-11
Title: Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit
Curator: Anna O. Marley, PhD.
Abstract: Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) grew up in Philadelphia, and decided to become an artist after observing a painter in Fairmount Park, eventually studying from 1879 to 1885 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the presenter of this exhibition. His life’s artistic journey took him to the southern U.S., Paris, Jerusalem, Cairo, and Tangiers. Tanner went on to become a critically acclaimed and prize-winning artist in the United States and France for what contemporary critics called his “modern” and “personal” religious painting. The exhibition and accompanying catalog situate Tanner as an American artist of international stature who reframed genre scenes of African-American life, Orientalist painting, and religious painting, through his own innovative modern painting practices and techniques. The exhibition, at PAFA from January 27 – April 15, 2012, presented more than 100 objects in PAFA’s 7,000-square-foot exhibition space, and then toured to Cincinnati and Houston.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.pafa.org/Museum/Exhibitions/Past-Exhibitions/Henry-Ossawa-Tanner-Modern-Spirit/879/
Primary URL Description: Webpages for PAFA's exhibition, Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit


Pioneer Exhibit
Grant details: BC-50531-10
Title: Pioneer Exhibit
Curator: Edmond Historical Society & Museum
Abstract: The Pioneer Exhibit is a permanent exhibit in the main gallery of the Edmond Historical Society & Museum. It tells the story of pioneer families who chose to leave their established lives behind in other parts of the country to join the thousands who decided to participate in the land run of 1889. The exhibit also explores the Native American experience of the area. This exhibit depicts the home life and struggles that faced these individuals while setting up a home for themselves. The rich history is depicted by a replica front porch with windows looking into the home of a settler and includes numerous artifacts, photos and stories of local families who spanned generations in this city.
Year: 2011


The Circular Movement in Cheyenne and Arapaho Culture
Grant details: BC-50531-10
Title: The Circular Movement in Cheyenne and Arapaho Culture
Curator: Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma
Abstract: This project enabled us to focus on the impact of the “wheel,” specifically in the Cheyenne and Arapaho culture. By leading audiences to explore the fragments of “wheel,” which is infused throughout Cheyenne and Arapaho culture, audiences were introduced to this topic from the historical perspective. Furthermore, they understood contemporary interpretations of the “wheel” in the Cheyenne and Arapaho culture, how it changes and exists as other forms, and continues inspiring generations of Cheyenne and Arapaho people, and our entire society as well.The contributions of the humanities scholars, Dr. Henrietta Mann, Mr. Edgar Heap of Birds, Mr. Gordon Yellowman, and Mrs. Connie Yellowman, facilitated a comprehensive and profound look at the culture of the Cheyenne and Arapaho peoples. These scholars, who are nationally and internationally renowned for their expertise in Native American Studies, Native American History, Native American Art and Art History, and Contemporary Art, exhibited and presented the topic through different perspectives, including history, language, and traditional and contemporary art.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.swosuart.com/circularmovement/index.html
Primary URL Description: An online record of the exhibit and its supplementat programs.


Ghost Ranch and the Nearby Faraway Exhibition
Grant details: BC-50531-10
Title: Ghost Ranch and the Nearby Faraway Exhibition
Curator: National Cowby & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Abstract: Ghost Ranch is a photographic exhibition of Craig Varjabedian's eloquent and finely detailed black and white images of the iconic Ghost Ranch located in Northern New Mexico. Shot with a 5x7 inch view camera with vintage 1930s lenses, these photographs represent an exploration of love and adventure in the land made famous by Georgia O'Keeffe. Ghost Ranch is a symbol of the American Southwest - a place accessible yet not often fully explored or authentically depicted. The exhibition combines strong elements of art history, environmental studies, history, geography, and aesthetic studies in photography to illustrate the inspiration of O'Keeffe's priceless works and to portray infinite capacities of the land itself.
Year: 2011


Jack Delano Photo Collection
Grant details: BC-50565-10
Title: Jack Delano Photo Collection
Curator: V.I. Humanities Council
Abstract: Jack Delano (August 1, 1914 – August 12, 1997) was an American photographer for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and a composer noted for his use of Puerto Rican folk material. In 1941, the Ukranian-born American photographer landed in the United States Virgin Islands, ready to begin an assignment for the federal government. These are some of the photos that Delano took during his visit to the islands. The Humanities Council’s collection is a result of a grant funded in the 1990s, but reshown at the We the People 2011 conference because of its all-encompassing relevance to the theme of Place, Time, & Memory
Year: 2011


Sandra Michael Collection
Grant details: BC-50565-10
Title: Sandra Michael Collection
Curator: Evelyn Pena-Felix
Abstract: Moko jumbies are a cultural group that originated in Africa. The enslaved brought their culture with them from Africa. The Moko Jumbies are a form of Masquerading. They all wear masks to hide their identity. The mask is essentially a dramatic device enabling the performer to stand apart from his or her everyday role in the community. Sandra Michael’s grandmother Ms. Elizabeth Clarke was a masquerader on foot and her grandfather Mr. William Robinson was a Moko Jumbie. Her handmade Moko Jumbies fashioned from colorful fabrics spoke to the We the People 2011 theme of "Place, Time, & Memory."
Year: 2011


NEHontheRoad For All the World to See:Visual Culture and theStruggle for Civil Rights [show prizes]
Grant details: MR-50159-12
Title: NEHontheRoad For All the World to See:Visual Culture and theStruggle for Civil Rights
Title: NEH on the Road - For All the World to See:Visual Culture and theStruggle for Civil Rights
Curator: Amy Whipple
Abstract: Amy Whipple is the Assistant Director of the Terrebonne Parish Library System for the past 16 years.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.mytpl.org
Primary URL Description: Web site for the Terrebonne Parish Library System which features the NEH exhibit For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights


Vermont History Expo: Civil War Coverage in Vermont Newspapers
Grant details: PJ-50070-10
Title: Vermont History Expo: Civil War Coverage in Vermont Newspapers
Curator: Prudence Doherty
Abstract: The Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, the National Digital Newspaper Program, and Chronicling America were featured in an exhibit at the Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge, Vermont, The exhibit highlighted Civil War coverage in Vermont newspapers that are available on Chronicling America, and was strategically located to a booth adjoining the University of Vermont's Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) display, which featured content from the online collection of Vermonters in the Civil War, a joint project with the Vermont Historical Society.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://vtdnp.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/vtdnp-at-the-vermont-history-expo-2012/
Primary URL Description: A blog entry and photo of the exhibit.
Secondary URL: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.400470506665195.88888.169536416425273&type=1
Secondary URL Description: VTDNP photographs on Facebook of the Vermont History Expo.


Lakeport Plantation Permanent Exhibits
Grant details: CH-50229-05
Title: Lakeport Plantation Permanent Exhibits
Curator: Dr. Blake Wintory
Curator: Dr. Ruth A. Hawkins
Abstract: Permanent exhibits for the Lakeport Plantation were developed working with Quatrefoil of Laurel, Maryland. Exhibits were designed with the understanding that the house itself is the major artifact, and nothing is to interfere with or overpower the architecture or craftsmanship of the house. Exhibits tell the story of the politically powerful Johnson family who owned Lakeport, the African Americans who lived and worked at Lakeport in evolving roles,the craftsmanship that went into building the house, and the processes involved in restoring the house.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://lakeport.astate.edu
Primary URL Description: Main web site for the Lakeport Plantation
Secondary URL: http://quatrefoil.com
Secondary URL Description: Main web site for the exhibit designer


Native Voices: New England Tribal Families
Grant details: RQ-50471-10
Title: Native Voices: New England Tribal Families
Curator: Boston Childrens Museum, Boston, MA
Abstract: Native Voices: New England Tribal Families is an introduction to native communities around New England today. By visiting five different communities from northern to southern New England, visitors learn a lot about Native American traditions and how modern families balance contemporary life with preservation of important cultural identities.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.prweb.com/releases/boston/childrensmuseum/prweb9130907.htm


Cotton Mill at Canelton, Indiana
Grant details: CZ-50266-12
Title: Cotton Mill at Canelton, Indiana
Curator: Lena Joyal
Abstract: Borrowed a display from the Perry County Museum in Canelton, Indiana about the cotton mill located in the town from the mid 1850's. The building still stands today. Exhibit features products made in the mill, equipment used, and photos of workers and the mill property.
Year: 2012


For All the World to See [show prizes]
Grant details: GI-50135-09
Title: For All the World to See
Curator: ///
Abstract: Curatorial award
Year: 2011


Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience
Grant details: RA-50036-06
Title: Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience
Curator: Martin Bruckner, Ph.D.
Abstract: Guest curated by Martin Bruckner, Ph.D. (NEH Fellow 2008-9), Winterthur Museum has developed an innovative exhibition entitled, Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience. Opening on April 20, 2013 and continuing through January 2014, this exhibition explores the importance of maps in American everyday lives and material culture. From about 1750 to 1860, the decorative use of maps shifted from rare display devices to ubiquitous commercial objects. As they do today, map materials were immersed in people’s senses in the 18th and 19th centuries, and they will ultimately be explored in this landmark exhibition in terms of how the constant interaction with maps shaped American spatial imagination. This exhibition also stresses the decorative use of maps, which were not always used for the purposes usually associated with them. Like other fine and decorative arts, they performed an aesthetic and cultural role in American society. Historically significant maps will be paired with paintings, textiles, scientific instruments, and ephemera primarily from Winterthur’s collections to illustrate this point and underscore how these material maps affected men, women, and children from all ranks, genders, and races. To date, no other exhibition has placed maps in multi-media vignettes to contextualize how they were displayed and used. The exhibition is also well-suited to an IPod tour and web-components such as an online virtual exhibition and map-related database, projects we are currently exploring. Additional activities include a two-day symposium with leading scholars in the field on the material culture of maps. A brown bag lunch series and school programs will encourage diverse visitors to further learn about and explore the many ways in which maps were, and continue to be, important visual components of everyday life.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.winterthur.org/?p=1057
Primary URL Description: Winterthur's public description for the exhibition on our website.


HHV - Montgomery Place American Arcadia - Outdoor Exhibition Panels
Grant details: GI-50074-09
Title: HHV - Montgomery Place American Arcadia - Outdoor Exhibition Panels
Curator: Kathleen Eagen Johnson
Abstract: Sixteen outdoor exhibition panels throughout the site interpret how people worked, played, and reflected upon this landscape over the centuries. They present background on both extant parts of the estate, like the 20th-century gardens and arboretum, as well as long-vanished resources, including an elaborate 19th-century conservatory and an early hydroelectric power plant. The panels also address some of the interpretive challenges faced by a property that experienced change over time. Through the use of period images, the panels illustrate important features that once existed but are now gone. The panels were designed by Robert Romagnoli, who also designed the way-finding signage program for Montgomery Place.
Year: 2011


HHV - Montgomery Place American Arcadia - Photos of Outdoor Exhibition Panels
Grant details: GI-50074-09
Title: HHV - Montgomery Place American Arcadia - Photos of Outdoor Exhibition Panels
Curator: Margaret L. Vetare
Curator: Kathleen Eagen Johnson
Abstract: This document contains photos of the 16 interpretive panels that were installed throughout Montgomery Place.
Year: 2011


HHV - Montgomery Place American Arcadia - Online Exhibition 1
Grant details: GI-50074-09
Title: HHV - Montgomery Place American Arcadia - Online Exhibition 1
Curator: Karen Walton Morse
Abstract: This library exhibition, entitled “A Garden in Print,” allows visitors to page through more than 30 rare books from the Montgomery Place library that represent major trends in agronomy, environmental conservation, horticulture, landscape architecture, and nature-based scientific study and writing.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.hudsonvalley.org/sites/default/files/mpbooks/index.html


HHV - Montgomery Place American Arcadia - Online Exhibition 2
Grant details: GI-50074-09
Title: HHV - Montgomery Place American Arcadia - Online Exhibition 2
Curator: Jessa J. Krick
Abstract: This online print exhibition, entitled “America’s River: Images of the Hudson from the William and Ruth Diebold Collection,” uses print images of the Hudson River Valley to address the theme of Americans’ relationship to the river, which is an integral part of the Montgomery Place setting. The exhibition, drawn from an important gift of prints, touches on Americans’ attitudes toward the river and its multiplicity of uses for transportation and agriculture, its value in terms of natural beauty and as a cradle for American history, and, finally, as a proving ground for technology.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.hudsonvalley.org/education/americas-river


The Prince of Jockeys
Grant details: FB-55912-11
Title: The Prince of Jockeys
Curator: Pellom McDaniels
Abstract: Isaac Burns Murphy (1861–1896) was one of the most dynamic jockeys of his era. Still considered one of the finest riders of all time, Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, and his 44 percent win record remains unmatched. Despite his success, Murphy was pushed out of Thoroughbred racing when African American jockeys were forced off the track, and he died in obscurity. In The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy, author Pellom McDaniels III offers the first definitive biography of this celebrated athlete, whose life spanned the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the adoption of Jim Crow legislation. Despite the obstacles he faced, Murphy became an important figure—not just in sports, but in the social, political, and cultural consciousness of African Americans. Drawing from legal documents, census data, and newspapers, this comprehensive profile explores how Murphy epitomized the rise of the black middle class and contributed to the construction of popular notions about African American identity, community, and citizenship during his lifetime.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.theprinceofjockeys.com
Primary URL Description: Website for The Prince of Jockeys book and exhibition


Circles of Justice: Law, Culture, and the Jews of Metz in Eighteenth Century France
Grant details: RA-50090-10
Title: Circles of Justice: Law, Culture, and the Jews of Metz in Eighteenth Century France
Curator: Jay Berkovitz
Abstract: October 6 – December 31, 2013 Presented here to the public for the first time, the civil proceedings of the Metz Beit Din (Rabbinic Court) represent an exceptionally fertile resource for investigating vitally important topics in law and history. Equally significant, the publication of these nearly forgotten records offers an occasion to reexamine French Jewish life at the dawn of the Revolution, when the emancipation of the Jews first came to the attention of the public. This exhibition provides a glimpse of Jewish custom, culture and community on the brink of modernity, highlighting those areas that distinguished the Jews from their French neighbors and, no less important, the life they shared.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://metz.cjh.org/#home


The Virtual Paul's Cross Project
Grant details: HD-51222-11
Title: The Virtual Paul's Cross Project
Curator: John N Wall
Abstract: The Virtual Paul's Cross Project Installation in the Teaching and Visualization Lab of NC State's Hunt Library immerses the audience in the experience of Paul's Churchyard on November 5, 1622 between 10 AM and 12 noon. Using 10 projectors, we see a 270 degree panoramic view of Paul's Churchyard and St Paul's Cathedral, a view that changes as we move from listening position to listening position through 7 different positions. At each position, we can hear John Donne's sermon for Gunpowder Day 1622 in the presence of four different sizes of crowd.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://news.ncsu.edu/releases/wms-donne-2013/
Primary URL Description: Official Announcement of the Installation from NC State University News Office


"History at Your Fingertips": An ADNP Interactive Display
Grant details: PJ-50036-08
Title: "History at Your Fingertips": An ADNP Interactive Display
Curator: Arizona Capitol Museum
Abstract: The exhibit will consist of a stand-alone kiosk with a touch-screen monitor that will allow viewers to interact with the ADNP website, a tutorial that guides the user through using the ADNP website effectively, and a trivia game that connects the Territorial Governors with the newspapers in the ADNP collections. We believe that, on top of outreach at events, by giving the broadest sectors of the public access to and information on our digital newspaper resources we can make visible a previously hidden or obscured set of primary sources once available only by physically accessing an institution. Today, digital newspaper collections endeavor to bring historical documents to the public’s fingertips and we believe the ADNP interactive exhibit will help even more people become aware of and learn how to access this particular pulse on history.
Year: 2014


Cercle et Carre and the International Spirit of Abstract Art [show prizes]
Grant details: CH-50406-07
Title: Cercle et Carre and the International Spirit of Abstract Art
Curator: Lynn Edward Boland
Abstract: Supporting the museum’s research mission, this was the first major exhibition on the subject of Cercle et Carré, a group of 80 artists centered in Paris 1929-1930 and devoted to the idea of abstraction as a source of truth and a universal language. The project sprang from the establishment at the museum of the Pierre Daura Center for the Study of European Art, with the archives of Catalan artist Pierre Daura (1896-1976), founding member of the group, and a collection of his works from this period. The Daura Center’s focus on European modernism has fostered new scholarship and cross-disciplinary opportunities.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.georgiamuseum.org
Primary URL Description: Website of the Georgia Museum of Art
Secondary URL: http://georgiamuseum.org/art/exhibitions/past/cercle-et-carre-and-the-international-spirit-of-abstract-art
Secondary URL Description: website for the exhibition


The Prince of Jockeys
Grant details: FB-55912-11
Title: The Prince of Jockeys
Curator: Pellom McDaniels III
Abstract: One of America’s greatest jockeys, Isaac Burns Murphy was known for his honesty, his ability with horses, and his gentlemanly decorum. Born during slavery and coming to prominence at the end of Reconstruction, Murphy was an example of African American success and achievement. This exhibition explores the life and career of Murphy, as well as the significance of African American men in general to the development of horse racing as America’s first spectator sport. Using photographs, illustrations, and texts, the 25 didactic panels account for the intersecting contexts within which Murphy came to be known as the Prince of Jockeys.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.theprinceofjockeys.com/Exhibitions.html


The Prince of Jockeys
Grant details: FB-55912-11
Title: The Prince of Jockeys
Curator: Pellom McDaniels III
Abstract: One of America’s greatest jockeys, Isaac Burns Murphy was known for his honesty, his ability with horses, and his gentlemanly decorum. Born during slavery and coming to prominence at the end of Reconstruction, Murphy was an example of African American success and achievement. This exhibition explores the life and career of Murphy, as well as the significance of African American men in general to the development of horse racing as America’s first spectator sport. Using photographs, illustrations, and texts, the 25 didactic panels account for the intersecting contexts within which Murphy came to be known as the Prince of Jockeys.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.theprinceofjockeys.com/Exhibitions.html


Doris Lee: American Painter and Illustrator
Grant details: CH-50371-07
Title: Doris Lee: American Painter and Illustrator
Curator: Heather Slania
Abstract: Doris Emrick Lee (1905–1983) was an American painter and illustrator best known for her painting Thanksgiving, which won the prestigious Logan Prize at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1935. In her wide-ranging career, she painted murals for the United States Post Office buildings, participated in annual exhibitions at the Carnegie Institute in Washington, D.C., created commissioned work for Life magazine, and illustrated children’s books. Lee’s art was also featured on greeting cards, calendars, menus, pottery, and fabric. This exhibition showcases photographs, sketches, and objects from the Doris Lee Papers housed in the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center.
Year: 2014


The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bochoráková-Dittrichová
Grant details: CH-50371-07
Title: The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bochoráková-Dittrichová
Curator: Heather Slania
Abstract: Helena Bochoráková-Dittrichová (1894–1980) was a Czech graphic artist whose 1929 novel Z me´ho de?tstvi´ (From My Childhood) is widely acknowledged to be the first wordless novel created by a woman. Bochoráková-Dittrichová’s appealing and warm woodcut style was influenced by pioneering Belgian graphic artist Frans Masereel. This exhibition showcases five of her published novels as well as her unpublished book Malírka Na Cesta´ch (The Artist on her Journey), which contains 52 original woodcuts about a young woman artist studying abroad, mirroring Bochoráková-Dittrichová’s own life at the beginning of her career.
Year: 2014


Equal Exposure: Anita Steckel’s Fight Against Censorship
Grant details: CH-50371-07
Title: Equal Exposure: Anita Steckel’s Fight Against Censorship
Curator: Heather Slania
Abstract: Anita Steckel (1930–2012), a feminist American artist, countered the art-world establishment through depictions of heterosexual female desire. She sparked a media scandal in 1972 by refusing to self-censor an exhibition of her exuberant and shameless female and male erotic figures, instead creating the Fight Censorship Group. Personal papers, photographs, and art from the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center’s Anita Steckel Papers illustrate her boundary-pushing art and activism.
Year: 2013


Making Her Mark: Publishers’ Bindings by Women
Grant details: CH-50371-07
Title: Making Her Mark: Publishers’ Bindings by Women
Curator: Heather Slania
Abstract: In the 19th century, book publishers developed new bookbinding methods to respond to the desires of an increasingly educated general public. One of these shifts was using cloth to bind books instead of the more expensive leather and the less resilient paper bindings. This provided an avenue for women artists to make their mark on bookbinding design, and soon, they became some of the most successful designers.
Year: 2013


A Museum of Their Own: 25 Years of NMWA History
Grant details: CH-50371-07
Title: A Museum of Their Own: 25 Years of NMWA History
Curator: Heather Slania
Abstract: A Museum of Their Own: 25 Years of NMWA History illustrates the history of the museum through documents, printed matter, and photographs selected from the institutional archives.
Year: 2012


Mamacita Linda: Letters between Frida Kahlo and her Mother
Grant details: CH-50371-07
Title: Mamacita Linda: Letters between Frida Kahlo and her Mother
Curator: Heather Slania
Abstract: A selection of intimate letters sent between Frida Kahlo and her mother, Matilde Calderón de Kahlo, in the years just before her mother’s death.
Year: 2012


The Miami-China Connection
Grant details: AC-50002-06
Title: The Miami-China Connection
Curator: Lidu Yi
Abstract: Xu Bing: Writing Between Heaven and Earth February 21, 2015 - May 24, 2015 The character shu in ancient Chinese signifies books, written characters, and the act of writing. This solo exhibition presents the shu art of Xu Bing (b. 1955-), the world acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist, from his Book from the Sky to Book from the Ground and Landscape Landscript in between. All these shu masterpieces demonstrate the art of writing as image. Together they create a Zen-like textual space drawing the audience into an artistic contemplation of the works while arousing their latent cognitive capacity to communicate with the works. The interactive educational work, Square Word Calligraphy, uses components of Chinese characters. The work, created in a classroom setting, is a perfect fusion of eastern and western culture into one harmony. All these thought-provoking works of art will not only challenge the viewers' preconception about written language and cultural identity, they will also invite them to interact with the art. This exhibition is designed to serve and educate people of different cultures and nationalities with his art. "My aim is to make an art that truly serves the people." Curated by Professor Lidu Yi. We are deeply grateful to the Jane Hsiao Asian Art Endowment for support of this exhibition. Additional support has been provided by the Asian Studies Program at FIU.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://thefrost.fiu.edu/exhibitions.htm


Metadata Games demo at City University of New York (CUNY) Games Festival
Grant details: HK-50021-12
Title: Metadata Games demo at City University of New York (CUNY) Games Festival
Curator: Geoff Kaufman
Abstract: Metadata Games demo at City University of New York (CUNY) Games Festival (January 2015, New York City).
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://gamesfest2015.commons.gc.cuny.edu/


Metadata Games demo at Meaningful Play Conference
Grant details: HK-50021-12
Title: Metadata Games demo at Meaningful Play Conference
Curator: Max Seidman
Curator: Geoff Kaufman
Abstract: Metadata Games demo at Meaningful Play Conference (Michigan State University, Lansing, MI). October 2014
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://meaningfulplay.msu.edu/proceedings2014/mp2014_submission_98.pdf


Metadata Games demo at BASIC at 50 Celebration
Grant details: HK-50021-12
Title: Metadata Games demo at BASIC at 50 Celebration
Curator: Max Seidman
Curator: Geoff Kaufman
Curator: Tiltfactor Students
Abstract: Metadata Games demo at BASIC at 50 Celebration (Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH). April 2014
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.dartmouth.edu/basicfifty/today.html


Metadata Games - “Lightning Demo” presented at DPLAfest 2013
Grant details: HK-50021-12
Title: Metadata Games - “Lightning Demo” presented at DPLAfest 2013
Curator: Max Seidman
Abstract: Metadata Games - “Lightning Demo” presented at DPLAfest 2013 (Northeastern University, Boston, MA). October 2013
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/oct-2013/


German Immigration to America and Research at the Max Kade Institute
Grant details: CH-50975-13
Title: German Immigration to America and Research at the Max Kade Institute
Curator: Kevin Kurdylo
Abstract: This product was the first exhibit created for the Max Kade Institute's new exhibit space in the Institute's new location at the University Club on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The exhibit consists of 16 full-size text and image panels, as well as twenty selected artifacts. The exhibit gives an overview of immigration from German-speaking lands to America, explains the mission and history of the Max Kade Institute, and highlights current research and outreach projects, such as the Pennsylvania Dutch Documentation Project and the Milwaukee German Theater Project. The exhibit opened in October 2014.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://mki.wisc.edu
Primary URL Description: Web site of the Max Kade Institute


Carl Schurz Through the Lens of His Personal Library
Grant details: CH-50975-13
Title: Carl Schurz Through the Lens of His Personal Library
Curator: Kevin Kurdylo
Abstract: This exhibit showcases and interprets materials from the personal library of Carl Schurz, a German-American immigrant. Schurz was a prominent politician and supporter of Abraham Lincoln and served as Secretary of the Interior from 1877 to 1881. Thanks to the NEH Challenge grant, the Max Kade Institute now has the space to display the Carl Schurz collection, which previously was housed in off-site storage.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://mki.wisc.edu
Primary URL Description: Web site of the Max Kade Institute


On the Record: An Exhibition of Contemporary Ledger Art
Grant details: CH-50657-09
Title: On the Record: An Exhibition of Contemporary Ledger Art
Curator: Kristi Thomas
Abstract: Plains Indian ledger art by Donald F. Montileaux, Jerry Fogg, Wade Patton, Gerald Yellowhawk, and Jim Yellowhawk
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.augie.edu/cws


Forbidden Landscapes
Grant details: CH-50657-09
Title: Forbidden Landscapes
Curator: Kristi Thomas
Abstract: The photographic art of northern Norway by Professor Lars Westvig, University of Nordland, Norway
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.augie.edu/cws


South Dakota 2014 Art Exhibit and Sale
Grant details: CH-50657-09
Title: South Dakota 2014 Art Exhibit and Sale
Curator: Kristi Thomas
Abstract: A juried art show and sale of works by 38 South Dakota artists, including Native American artists, in observance of the 125th anniversary of statehood.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.augie.edu/cws


Why Are We? Carl Grupp--A Retrospective of a Life Half Lived
Grant details: CH-50657-09
Title: Why Are We? Carl Grupp--A Retrospective of a Life Half Lived
Curator: Kristi Thomas and Lindsay Twa
Abstract: A collaborative exhibit with the Eide-Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana College of the life-work of Augustana art professor Carl Grupp.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.augie.edu/cws


Voices of the Past
Grant details: CH-50657-09
Title: Voices of the Past
Curator: Harry F. Thompson
Abstract: A major re-envisioning of the core museum exhibits in the Fantle Building for the Center for Western Studies. The installation of new exhibits in three museum galleries interpret indigenous life and immigrant life on the Northern Plains, 1700-1960. The project, which began in 2013 with a fundraising campaign, was known as the Exhibit Expansion Initiative, which was a component of the Center for Western Studies Strategic Plan, 2010-2019.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://augie.edu/cws


34th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale
Grant details: CH-50657-09
Title: 34th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale
Curator: Kristi Thomas
Abstract: The Center for Western Studies sponsors this three-day exhibition and sale of art by 24 artists from 5-6 states of the Northern Plains. The event is held in downtown Sioux Falls, SD.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.augie.edu/cws


35th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale
Grant details: CH-50657-09
Title: 35th Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale
Curator: Kristi Thomas
Abstract: The Center for Western Studies sponsors this show and sale of art by 24 artists, including Native American, from 5-6 states of the Northern Plains. The show is held in downtown Sioux Falls, SD.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.augie.edu/cws


"The Lab" and Its Legacy
Grant details: HK-50091-13
Title: "The Lab" and Its Legacy
Curator: Frances Loeb Library Special Collections, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Abstract: The Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis & Its Legacy.
Year: 2015


Loïs Mailou Jones
Grant details: CZ-50246-11
Title: Loïs Mailou Jones
Curator: Elliot Bostwick Davis
Abstract: “Loïs Mailou Jones” presents 30 paintings and drawings by the distinguished, internationally acclaimed graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Born and raised in Boston, Jones attended the SMFA during high school and earned a scholarship that enabled her to receive her degree in Design with honors in 1927. In 1937, she took a sabbatical from her teaching job at Howard University and spent a year in Paris, where she attended the Académie Julian, frequented museums and galleries, and noted in an interview in the Women’s Art Journal that she was far freer as an African American woman in Paris than she was in the art world in the United States. After her marriage to Haitian graphic artist Louis Vergniaud Pierre-Noël in 1953, Jones found inspiration in the spiritual beliefs, sights, and sounds of Haiti. A trip to Africa in 1970 to meet with contemporary artists there brought to fruition Jones’s earlier interest in African art. This exhibition presents works from every stage of Jones’s artistic career, beginning with her early copies after objects in the Museum’s collections, her teaching career at Howard University, and the travels that shaped her distinctive vision and contributions to American art.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/lois-mailou-jones
Primary URL Description: MFA exhibition website


Samba Spirit: Modern Afro Brazilian Art
Grant details: CZ-50246-11
Title: Samba Spirit: Modern Afro Brazilian Art
Curator: Karen E. Quinn
Abstract: For the first time the MFA presents a selection of works by 20th-century Brazilian artists of African descent. Rarely studied in the United States, these painters and sculptors drew on indigenous, European, and African traditions, and found inspiration in all aspects of Brazilian life—religious rituals, urban and rural life, music, and dance. Each artist has a distinct approach to subject, style, and iconography creating a lively range of imagery. The exhibition features key works by Heitor dos Prazeres, Maria Auxiliadora da Silva, and Waldemiro de Deus. All are recent acquisitions from the collection of John Axelrod.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/samba-spirit
Primary URL Description: MFA exhibition website


Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott
Grant details: CZ-50246-11
Title: Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott
Curator: Karen Haas
Abstract: Gordon Parks, one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time, is the subject of this exhibition of groundbreaking photographs of Fort Scott, Kansas—focusing on the realities of life under segregation during the 1940s, but also relating to Parks’s own fascinating life story. In 1948, Gordon Parks (1912–2006) became the first African American photographer to be hired full time by LIFE magazine. One of the rare African American photojournalists in the field, Parks was frequently given magazine assignments involving social issues that his white colleagues were not asked to cover. In 1950, Parks returned to his hometown in Kansas to make a series of photographs meant to accompany an article that he planned to call “Back to Fort Scott.” Fort Scott was the town that he had left more than 20 years earlier, when after his mother died, he found himself—a teenager and the youngest of 15 children—suddenly having to make his own way in the world. He used this assignment to revisit early memories of his birthplace, many involving serious racial discrimination, and to reconnect with childhood friends, all of whom had attended the same all-black grade school as Parks. One of the most visually rich and captivating of all his projects, Parks’s photographs, now owned by The Gordon Parks Foundation, were slated to appear in April 1951, but the photo essay was never published. This exhibition represents a rarely seen view of everyday lives of African American citizens, years before the Civil Rights movement began in earnest.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/gordon-parks
Primary URL Description: MFA exhibition website


Gonzalo Fuenmayor: Tropical Mythologies
Grant details: CZ-50246-11
Title: Gonzalo Fuenmayor: Tropical Mythologies
Curator: Al Miner
Abstract: Fuenmayor’s Colombian heritage and Latino identity collide in works that address Latin America’s colonial past and its legacy. With an elegant flourish, he collages familiar symbols of Latin America with those of Europe, melding bananas and jungle foliage with ornate decorative objects and opulent architecture. His unexpected combinations harness the complex culture clash and enduring tension between the two regions. They also reference “magical realism”—the literary genre marked by a blend of the fantastic and mundane, perhaps best known today through the works of fellow Colombian Gabriel García Márquez and Argentina’s Jorge Luis Borges. Fuenmayor earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2004. In 2013, he was awarded the School’s prestigious Traveling Fellowship. He used the funds to visit part of his native country that he had never seen before: Leticia, Colombia’s southern-most city, which sits on the banks of the Amazon River where Colombia, Brazil, and Peru converge. This inspired Fuenmayor to make work on a Colombian banana plantation; his first video art piece, on view in the exhibition, documents that experience.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/gonzalo-fuenmayor
Primary URL Description: MFA exhibition website


Identity: Contemporary Interpretations of History, Place and Culture
Grant details: CZ-50300-13
Title: Identity: Contemporary Interpretations of History, Place and Culture
Curator: Rita Kranidis
Abstract: The capstone event for Humanities Days celebrations, featuring more than 45 events college wide, took place on October 23rd in the lobby of the Cultural Arts Center. An art exhibit features work by faculty and staff at two of the Global Humanities Institute's academic partners abroad: Xian University of Arts and Sciences in China, and the University if El Salvador. Working with the GHI to create this exhibit have been art faculty from our three campuses.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://insidemc.montgomerycollege.edu/details.php?id=57788&title=Humanities_Days_Special_Event_Tonight!_International_Exhibition_Featuring_Art_from_China_and_El_Salvador
Primary URL Description: Identity: Contemporary Interpretations of History, Place and Culture


Teachers College: Pioneering Education, Celebrating 125 Years of Innovation in Learning
Grant details: CH-50926-12
Title: Teachers College: Pioneering Education, Celebrating 125 Years of Innovation in Learning
Curator: Judith M. Burton, Professor and Director of Art and Art Education, Columbia Teachers College
Abstract: In honor of its 125th anniversary, the continuing story of Teachers College at Columbia University—covering not only its work in teacher education but also its many ground-breaking contributions in health, psychology, nutrition and other fields—is the focus of a new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society. Teachers College: Pioneering Education, Celebrating 125 Years of Innovation in Learning is an exhibit of photographs, documents, and artifacts illustrating the history of the nation’s oldest and largest graduate school of education. Teachers College: Pioneering Education, Celebrating 125 Years of Innovation in Learning recaps the College’s humble beginnings as Grace Dodge’s Kitchen Garden Association, through which “lady volunteer” instructors taught cooking, sewing, and other fundamental domestic skills to immigrant women and their children. It traces the Association’s change in focus to educating teachers as the world faced new challenges, and looks at some of the innovations and luminaries that have come from both faculty and graduates. The exhibit concludes with a look at the College’s current-day efforts to shape a new “Century of the Learner” that harnesses new findings from cognitive and neuroscience about how people learn and how teaching can be tailored to meet individual strengths and weaknesses.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://: www.tc.columbia.edu/che/
Primary URL Description: Home page of the website of Columbia Teachers College, Center on History and Education. The page notes the Center's projects, events, and activities.
Secondary URL: http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/teachers-college-pioneering-education-celebrating-125-years-innovation-learning
Secondary URL Description: Exhibitions page of the website of the New York Historical Society (NY, NY) where the exhibit was organized and on view to the public.


The Occom Circle
Grant details: RQ-50470-10
Title: The Occom Circle
Curator: Dawn Dumpert.
Curator: Ivy Schweitzer
Abstract: Exhibition of the Occom Circle by invitation of the organizers of the Digital Antiquarian Conference, May 29, 2015, at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://http://www.americanantiquarian.org/digitalantiquarian
Primary URL Description: The conference schedule and twitter feed.


County, Commonwealth, and Country
Grant details: CZ-50206-09
Title: County, Commonwealth, and Country
Curator: Barry Rauhauser
Abstract: For hundreds of years Lancaster Pennsylvania has helped to shape the story of America. County, Commonwealth and Country features stories that illustrate the effects that the people, culture and ideas from Lancaster have had on the American story. These stories and objects illustrate Lancaster's place in the history of the American landscape, Lancaster's role during times of turmoil and transition within the nation, its power to inspire innovation and artistry and the city and county's ability to produce some of the world's best products and most talented craftspeople.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.lancasterhistory.org/county-commonwealth-country
Primary URL Description: Virtual exhibition pages for County, Commonwealth, and Country. The exhibition itself can be found in the 2,000 square-foot Groff Gallery at LancasterHistory.org and has been seen by more than 44,000 people since its inception. Research for the exhibition was made possible by the NEH's We the People Challenge Grant.


"It's the Law!"
Grant details: PA-51136-05
Title: "It's the Law!"
Curator: Florence M. Jumonville
Abstract: Mini-exhibition commemorating the 30th anniversary of the designation of the UNO Library as repository of the Supreme Court Archives and highlighting its preservation
Year: 2006


OSF Archives YouTube playlist
Grant details: PW-51283-13
Title: OSF Archives YouTube playlist
Curator: Debra Griffith
Abstract: Playlist including 59 films and audio recordings digitized through the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s (OSF) NEH-funded digitization project. This material is freely available to researchers and the public. There are currently over 2,200 viewings. A sample video is listed in the ‘secondary URL’ section.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQj1k-BmYkxrL-y1zwFN1O63BjCYqZGCi
Primary URL Description: Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Archives Playlist containing audio and video materials from OSF’s collections, 1929-1975.
Secondary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPf7pTuvOuY&list=PLQj1k-BmYkxrL-y1zwFN1O63BjCYqZGCi&index=13
Secondary URL Description: YouTube video for an oral history titled, “Carl Ritchie on the Festival and Ashland in 1950.”


The Red That Colored the World
Grant details: GI-50687-14
Title: The Red That Colored the World
Curator: Nicolasa Chavez, Barbara Anderson, Carmella Padilla
Abstract: From Antiquity to today, as symbol and hue, red has risen to the pinnacle of the color spectrum. Throughout art history, a broad red brushstroke has colored the finest art and expressions of daily life. Yet, while most people know red, few know of its most prolific and enduring source: American Cochineal, a tiny scaled insect that produces carminic acid. Fewer still know the story behind its explosive global spread after its first encounter by Spain in 16th century Mexico. Explore this fascinating story. Admission is FREE every Sunday Through September 13, 2015! (Photo: Sewing box with cover with cochineal dyed wool yarn -detail). Box, Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico, late 18th century. Wood, paint, metal, gold leaf, 4 3/4 x 17 5/16 x 5 inches. IFAF Collection, Courtesy of the Museum of International Folk Art, Photo, Addison Doty)
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibitions/red.html


Bull City Soul
Grant details: RZ-51485-12
Title: Bull City Soul
Curator: Josh Davis
Abstract: Soul music grew out of black churches and high school band rooms. Young performers, inspired by a generation of older musicians rooted in gospel, blues, and jazz, developed a new style of music. Local radio and television exposed listeners to soul, and aspiring stars honed their craft in front of live audiences at the city’s nightclubs. Even the Civil Rights and Black Power movements encouraged this music’s rise. The Media and the Movement portion of this online exhibition illustrates the role of a number of our interviewees in these developments.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.bullcitysoul.org/on-the-air.html
Primary URL Description: Bull City Soul URL


Forget Me Not
Grant details: PW-51290-13
Title: Forget Me Not
Curator: Julia Brock
Abstract: Forget Me Not focused on conceptual practices that mirror the process of memory through forgetting--blurring, gaps, irregularities in a normally regular format, bit rot, decay, hidden value, erasure. This group exhibition included a number of contemporary female artists who are working in the Atlanta area and nationally, as well as non-art and art objects from collections. Artists included: Kelly Kristin Jones, Katherine Taylor, Penelope Umbrico, Gretchen Hupfel, Lauren Peterson, Zipporah Thompson, Jess Jones, Judith Scott, and Emily Gomez The exhibition also presented ATLas, a research project by the curators that unearthed and visualized past significant art events and local organizations in the 1970s that were started, run, or organized by women who are still integral to the arts in Atlanta. This project compiled oral histories, objects, photographs, and maps to look at sites, events, and people who are less known or forgotten today.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://zuckerman.kennesaw.edu/exhibitions/forget_me_not.php
Primary URL Description: link to exhibition website


Arctic Ambitions Press Kit
Grant details: GI-50674-14
Title: Arctic Ambitions Press Kit
Curator: Anchorage Museum
Abstract: It’s one of science’s hottest topics: Melting Arctic ice is revealing a Northwest Passage – the very thing Captain Cook sought but never found. Mostly celebrated for his explorations of the South Pacific, Captain James Cook also braved the frozen Arctic searching for a northern route to Asia. This exhibition focuses on his journeys in the northeast Pacific during 1778 and 1779.Visitors learn about the intriguing issues at play in the North during Cook's expedition that are still relevant today, including different nations’ claims to the region and its resources.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/media/5443/am_arctic_ambitions_press_kit.pdf
Primary URL Description: A press kit distributed to local media about the exhibition.


Birds of a Feather: Shelburne Museum's Decoy Collection
Grant details: PF-50479-14
Title: Birds of a Feather: Shelburne Museum's Decoy Collection
Curator: Kory Rogers
Abstract: Culled from the Museum’s renowned decoy collection, this exhibition features eighty decoys by master artisans A. Elmer Crowell, Charles “Shang” Wheeler, Albert Laing, and Lemuel T. and Samuel Ward, among others. The exhibition includes thirteen different bird species, ranging from black ducks and Canada geese to swans, herons, and shorebirds. Operating under the principle that “birds of a feather flock together,” decoys are designed to lure game birds into gunning range by physically mimicking waterfowl in safe waters. Carvers of decoys are often hunters themselves, but they are no less naturalists and admirers of the beauty and diversity of their prey. The decoys on exhibition will be permanently displayed in Dorset House after the restoration is completed in 2017. The exhibition ran from 11/21/2015 through 6/19/2016.
Year: 2015


Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas
Grant details: GI-230751-15
Title: Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas
Curator: Linda S. Ferber, Ph.D.
Abstract: American Impressionism, a prominent artistic style that flourished at the turn of the 20th century, comes to life in a captivating Garden-wide exhibition. In the Conservatory, stroll through an American Impressionist garden, a stunning interpretation by Francisca Coelho, NYBG's renowned curator and designer, of the alluring gardens that influenced iconic artists such as Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent. In the Art Gallery, view a beautiful complementary display of more than 20 paintings and sculptures by these famed artists and their contemporaries that capture the colors, shadows, and ephemeral quality of light they observed in the natural world and infused in their distinctive imagery; the collection has been assembled by Guest Curator Linda S. Ferber, Ph.D., Director Emerita and Senior Art Historian of the New-York Historical Society.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://http://www.nybg.org/impressionism/
Primary URL Description: Exhibition website.


Queen of Hearts: Dolley Madison in Popular Culture
Grant details: RQ-50882-14
Title: Queen of Hearts: Dolley Madison in Popular Culture
Curator: Meg Kennedy and Holly C. Shulman
Abstract: An exhibit at Montpelier featuring the collection of Dolley Madison ephemera collected by Holly C. Shulman, editor of the Dolley Madison Digital Editon
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://www.montpelier.org/visit/queen-hearts-exhibit


Pathfinders: An Exhibit of Early Digital Literature and Its Impact
Grant details: HD-51768-13
Title: Pathfinders: An Exhibit of Early Digital Literature and Its Impact
Curator: Dene Grigar
Curator: Stuart Moulthrop
Abstract: Grigar, Dene and Stuart Moulthrop. “Pathfinders: An Exhibit of Early Digital Literature and Its Impact.” The 2014 Modern Language Association Conference. Chicago, IL; January 2014. My archival site: http://dtc- wsuv.org/wp/pathfinders/exhibit.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://dtc- wsuv.org/wp/pathfinders/exhibit.


Il Ghetto: Forging Italian Jewish Identity 1516 - 1870
Grant details: EH-50196
Title: Il Ghetto: Forging Italian Jewish Identity 1516 - 1870
Curator: Murray Baumgarten
Abstract: "IL GHETTO: Forging Italian Jewish Identities, 1516 -1870" told the remarkable story of resistance, creativity, and cultural interaction that shaped the Jewish experience in Italy's Age of the Ghetto.
Year: 2008
Primary URL: https://www.museoitaloamericano.org/exhibits-collections/catalogs-from-previous-exhibitions/catalogs-from-previous-exhibitions/


"Treasure to Treasure: Old West Baltimore and the LIncoln University, PA Alumni Connection
Grant details: AB-50120-12
Title: "Treasure to Treasure: Old West Baltimore and the LIncoln University, PA Alumni Connection
Curator: Dr. Philip J. Merrill & Mrs. Betty Merrill
Abstract: This exhibit documents the historic relationship that exists between two locations, officially designated in 2004 and 2015 respectively as National Treasures: Old West Baltimore (OWB) MD and LIncoln University, PA. Both locations shaped the lives of important African American professionals and activists whose civic engagement changed the landscape of American civil rights. The former, Baltimore's premier historic African American community, gave these men and women their birthplace. The second, America's oldest and first degree granting HBCU, enriched them with a college education. Specimens of material culture document the lives and activities of these Baltimore-bred, LIncoln-educated University alumni who include Thurgood Marshall, Clarence Mitchell, Furman TEmpleton, William E. Griggs and others.
Year: 2016


American Cool
Grant details: FT-58154-10
Title: American Cool
Curator: Joel Dinerstein
Curator: Frank Goodyear
Abstract: American Cool is a photography, popular culture, and American Studies exhibit that explores the key vernacular concept of "cool" from its origins in African-American jazz culture to its current ubiquity in advertising and media. American Cool is embodied by one hundred icons as captured by fine art photographers from Carl Van Vechten to Annie Leibovitz. Since the 1950s, the term and concept of cool has been intrinsic to any understanding of American culture through the idea of cultural rebellion. Joel Dinerstein provides a theory of cool, explores its origins in the postwar era, then analyzes its three generational shifts in the '60s, the '80s, and into the present. For each of the one hundred subjects -- such as Miles Davis, James Dean, Deborah Harry, or Missy Elliott -- there is a short biography that expressly captures each icon's generational appeal and cultural legacy. The Washington Post called the exhibit "an entertaining and insightful exhibition that confronts one of the most dynamic and hard to define concepts in American cultural life," while the New York Times called it "the kind of exhibition many people will find irresistible…being cool assumes authenticity and integrity yet it is also the ultimate performance art."
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://npg.si.edu/exhibit/Cool/
Primary URL Description: This is the homepage for the American Cool exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. It was open from February 7 - September 7, 2014, and reviewed in all major media outlets (e.g., NY Times, Washington Post, BBC World News, Bloomberg).


Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii
Grant details: RZ-50941-08
Title: Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii
Curator: Elaine K. Gazda
Curator: John R. Clarke
Abstract: This major international loan exhibition showcases sculpture, frescoes, jewelry, coins, and objects of everyday life from two Villas at Torre Annunziata, Italy, currently under study by the Oplontis Project: www.oplontisproject.org. Organized by The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, it travels to The Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University and to the Art Museum of Smith College. Dates: 10 February 2016-31 August 2017. It is accompanied by a comprehensive fully-illustrated catalogue: Elaine K. Gazda and John R. Clarke, eds. Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii (Ann Arbor: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 2016):http://www.worldcat.org/title/leisure-and-luxury-in-the-age-of-nero-the-villas-of-oplontis-near-pompeii/oclc/944085988&referer=brief_res
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http:///www.worldcat.org/title/leisure-and-luxury-in-the-age-of-nero-the-villas-of-oplontis-near-pompeii/oclc/944085988&referer=brief_res


“The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad: the Railroad Helped Build America. Photographs by Li Ju.” [show prizes]
Grant details: RZ-230425-15
Title: “The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad: the Railroad Helped Build America. Photographs by Li Ju.”
Curator: Li Ju
Abstract: Public exhibition of photographs by Li Ju of sites of historic photo imagery of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America and the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad. Title: “The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad: the Railroad Helped Build America. Photographs by Li Ju.” Opening event: Commentary by Gordon Chang, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, and Li Ju. Welcome remarks by Faqiang Ren, Deputy Consul General of the Peoples Republic of China. Stanford University. November 2015.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://news.stanford.edu/thedish/2015/11/09/photo-exhibition-on-central-pacific-railroads-history-comes-to-stanford/
Primary URL Description: Exhibition: “The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad: the Railroad Helped Build America. Photographs by Li Ju.” Commentary by Gordon Chang, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, and Li Ju. Welcome remarks by Faqiang Ren, Deputy Consul General of the Peoples Republic of China. Stanford University. November 2015.


East European Library Exhibit at Community College of Beaver County
Grant details: ME-50053-14
Title: East European Library Exhibit at Community College of Beaver County
Curator: Terri Gallagher
Abstract: A portion of funds from the NEH-sponsored "Bridging Cultures with Community Colleges" partnership grant to the University of Pittsburgh and the Community College of Beaver County was used to purchase materials on Eastern Europe for the CCBC library. The library staff created an East European exhibit utilizing these materials, including nonfiction and fiction books for various age groups with East European themes; audio and visual materials; artifacts such as matryoshka dolls from Russia and Ukraine and a Croatian stringed instrument; and information on local East European music and dance troupes to showcase Western Pennsylvania's rich immigration heritage.
Year: 2016


True Northwest: The Seattle Journey [show prizes]
Grant details: CH-51021-12
Title: True Northwest: The Seattle Journey
Curator: Lorraine McConaghy
Abstract: "We have the means and talent to make the city we want in our own time". This quote by civic activist Jim Ellis concisely captures the theme that underlies MOHAI’s premier core exhibit. By sharing stories from our past, MOHAI helps make sense of the present, and ultimately inspires decisions that help lead to a better future. True Northwest: The Seattle Journey explores some of the trials and tribulations of Seattle on its long and bumpy journey from wilderness to world city. Visitors stroll through twenty five different "snapshots" of the city through the years, each with a unique display of artifacts, images, and multimedia. Interspersed throughout the exhibit are one-of-a-kind interactive experiences, such as the Great Fire Theater and the Canwell Trials reenactment, that let visitors truly immerse themselves in the lives and stories of our past. The Joshua Green Foundation Theater helps contextualize the exhibit through a seven minute multimedia presentation on Seattle's cultural place in the region, the country, and the world.
Year: 2012


Maritime Seattle
Grant details: CH-51021-12
Title: Maritime Seattle
Curator: Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society
Abstract: Continuing MOHAI’s 50+ year partnership with the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society (PSMHS), Maritime Seattle celebrates Seattle's long relationship with water, and illustrates how maritime and industrial activities have ultimately shaped what the city has become. Hosted in the historic bridge room, the gallery features stunning views of Lake Union and its bustling world of boats, planes, paddlers, and wildlife. These modern activities are juxtaposed alongside some of MOHAI and PSMHS’s most engaging artifacts such as a working WWII-era TANG periscope with 360 degree views of the city, and a 1885 Fresnel Lens from the Smith Island Lighthouse. Make sure to test out the real, working ship's wheel, as well.
Year: 2012


Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies
Grant details: CH-51021-12
Title: Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies
Curator: Robert Horton
Abstract: Curated by celebrated Seattle film critic Robert Horton, Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies explored both the image of Seattle captured in films, and how the idea of “going to the movies” has changed in this city over the years. Along with film clips and historic artifacts, the exhibit helped visitors truly engage with the historic movie experience through a set of recreated mini-theatres, interactive games, and activity kiosks.
Year: 2012


Still Afloat: Seattle's Floating Homes
Grant details: CH-51021-12
Title: Still Afloat: Seattle's Floating Homes
Curator: Erin Feeney
Abstract: Still Afloat: A Contemporary History of Seattle’s Floating Homes offered a unique perspective of floating homes through stories, pictures, and artifacts, illustrating both the cultural and technological intricacies of this one-of-a-kind community. The exhibit was curated by local author Erin Feeney, who recently worked with community members and archivists to produce a new book entitled Seattle’s Floating Homes, released as part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. “Not only is the floating home community one our city’s most intriguing neighborhoods,” Feeney said, “ but it’s also historically been one of the most misunderstood. I’m thrilled to partner with MOHAI and shed some light on this fascinating part of our maritime culture.” A scale model of a floating home allowed visitors to see the complex systems and structures that keep these homes afloat.
Year: 2013


Bezos Center for Innovation [show prizes]
Grant details: CH-51021-12
Title: Bezos Center for Innovation
Curator: Margaret O'Mara
Abstract: Explore how innovation shaped our region and changed the world. Through interactive exhibits, community and educational programs, and first-person insights from leading innovators, discover Seattle's role as a nexus of big ideas and new directions - and ignite the innovator within! Generously supported by Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, this is the place to discover the past and future of creativity and invention in our region. What does innovation look like? Who innovates, where does it happen, and how do great ideas evolve? To find out more, tackle a challenge in the Idea Lab, discover a Seattle-made invention in the Patent Tree, and check out cutting-edge concepts in What's Next. Through lectures, special programs and changing displays, Seattle innovators will share their latest projects and invite you to take a look at the future as it unfolds.
Year: 2013


Civil Engineers that Built Seattle
Grant details: CH-51021-12
Title: Civil Engineers that Built Seattle
Curator: Seattle Section of American Society of Civil Engineers
Abstract: Developed by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE), the Civil Engineers that Built Seattle exhibition was a panel display exploring the story of civil engineering projects, policies, and the people that were essential and transformative to the development of the Puget Sound region. Featuring milestones in Northwest civil engineering, visitors had the opportunity to learn about the creation of several regional engineering landmarks and the people that made them possible, including: ? Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard ? Railroad Tunnels at Stevens Pass ? Snoqualmie Falls Power Generation Station ? Lacey V Murrow (I-90) Floating Bridge and Mount Baker Tunnels ? George Vancouver’s Mapping of the West Coast of North America
Year: 2013


Revealing Queer
Grant details: CH-51021-12
Title: Revealing Queer
Curator: Erin Bailey
Abstract: Revealing Queer explores how the Puget Sound LGBTQ community has grown, changed, become more visible, and worked towards equality. Informed throughout by the lived experiences of this incredibly diverse population, the exhibit traces its history from an emerging underground group in the years before the Stonewall Riots of 1969, to the large and politically active community that helped make marriage equality law in Washington State in 2012. Visitors will be able to discover this complex history through a variety of themes, including language, significant cultural spaces, queer celebrations, regional law, and more. The artifacts, photographs, and documents that fill the exhibit have come both from MOHAI’s collection and from donors across the country—many have not been seen before by the public.
Year: 2014


Shalom! Open for Business |
Grant details: CH-51021-12
Title: Shalom! Open for Business |
Curator: Washington State Jewish Historical Society
Abstract: From the mid-19th century through the early-20th century, Jewish immigrants from Central Europe, Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean arrived in Washington state. Many left their homelands to escape religious persecution, political turmoil or military conscription. Isolated from each other by the diversity of their origins, customs and languages, their common faith provided the basis for a community – albeit not always a cohesive one. In search of opportunities within a new frontier, they set up shop – and shops – to build better lives for their families. Wholesalers and retailers, these enterprising immigrants – most speaking little or no English – served the unique needs of the Jewish community and met the commercial demands of a growing region. Early Jewish merchants did everything from peddle fish at Pike Place Market to supply goods to Alaska gold prospectors. They made livings as butchers, bakers and luggage makers. They dealt in scrap metal and fine jewelry. They ran corner groceries, tailor shops and movie theaters. As generations passed, several of the once-modest family businesses have grown into companies of national and international repute.
Year: 2014


A Place at the Table: Over 100 Years of Greek Restaurants, Culture & Entrepreneurial Spirit
Grant details: CH-51021-12
Title: A Place at the Table: Over 100 Years of Greek Restaurants, Culture & Entrepreneurial Spirit
Curator: Greek American Historical Museum of Washington State
Abstract: Greek restaurateurs have been a consistent presence in Washington State for more than a century. Well over 200 Greek-owned restaurants have existed in the Puget Sound region alone, a few continuously since the early 1900s, and over 300 throughout the State of Washington. Restaurants represent the intersection of Greek food, culture, and entrepreneurship, and the profession of choice for many Greeks who put down roots in the area. But beyond the menu, Greek traits were still evident and relationships were the key. Greek traditions of hospitality and building lasting connections with patrons combined to create a code of business that elevates customers to friends.
Year: 2015


The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop [show prizes]
Grant details: CH-51021-12
Title: The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop
Curator: Aaron Walker-Loud
Curator: Jazmyn Scott
Abstract: Curated by Seattle natives Jazmyn Scott (The Town Entertainment) and Aaron Walker-Loud (Big World Breaks), this interactive exhibit will immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of our region’s growing Hip-Hop culture through audio recordings, photography, artwork, artifacts, and more. The exhibit will explore many facets of the Seattle Hip-Hop scene including graffiti, deejaying, break dancing, production, and emceeing, linking our region to the continuously evolving global Hip-Hop movement. Throughout, the exhibit will bring the first-person narratives and experiences of Seattle performers and artists to the forefront, creating an intimate and human look at this dynamic art form.
Year: 2015


Opening the Treasure Box
Grant details: CH-51156-15
Title: Opening the Treasure Box
Curator: Robert Bunkin
Abstract: The world comes to Staten Island via people and objects. The Staten Island Museum’s Opening the Treasure Box exhibition will present an array of art works, exploring their stories, collectors, techniques, differences, and similarities. The Treasure Box gallery displays art objects from five continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, North, and South America. Countries represented include China, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, and the United States. The oldest piece is an Egyptian funerary statuette of a striding man, dating from the second millennium BCE. Other works include an ancient Roman marble portrait head, a sculpture of the dancing Hindu god Ganesh, an intricately embroidered dragon robe from Imperial China, an elaborate Kuba Bwoom mask from the Congo, and extraordinary beaded moccasins made by Lakota Sioux women.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.statenislandmuseum.org/exhibitions/staten-island-museum-at-snug-harbor1/opening-the-treasure-box/


Staten Island SEEN
Grant details: CH-51156-15
Title: Staten Island SEEN
Curator: Robert Bunkin
Abstract: On view September 2015 - September 2016 Staten Island SEEN traces this borough’s unique history and changing landscape from the 17th century to the present. These works are made in a broad range of styles and materials, from ink drawing to anaglyph 3-D video. In the past, artists were attracted to Staten Island for its varied landscape: The shoreline, inland hills, ponds, valleys, waterways, and forests all provided inspiration. Contemporary artists depict these natural features as well as the way we live today, including parking lots, strip malls, tract houses, and other aspects of our suburban landscape.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.statenislandmuseum.org/exhibitions/staten-island-museum-at-snug-harbor1/staten-island-seen/


Marquee Movies
Grant details: FA-58552-15
Title: Marquee Movies
Curator: Paul Malcolm
Curator: Ross Melnick
Abstract: WE USED TO GO TO THE MOVIES. NOW WE WANT THE MOVIES TO COME TO US, ON OUR TELEVISIONS, TABLETS AND PHONES, as streams running into an increasingly unnavigable ocean of media. The dispersal of movie watching across technologies and contexts follows the multiplexing of movie theaters, itself a fragmenting of the single screen theater where movie love was first concentrated and consecrated. (But even in the “good old days,” movies were often only part of an evening’s entertainment that came complete with vaudeville acts and bank nights.) For all this, movie going still means what it always meant, joining a community, forming an audience and participating in a collective dream. As the way we experience movies evolves, the Archive takes an international look at how the movies have depicted movie-going over these years of change. The selected films carry us from the anarchic, freewheeling exhibition of the early silent era, through the exalting opulence of movie palaces to the post-war rise of exploitation shockers and into the romantic nostalgia for pre-television days gone by. Whether a moviegoer in France, Italy, Argentina or Taiwan, the current sense of loss at the passing of an exhibition era takes its place in the ongoing history of cultural and industrial transformation reflected in these films. Preceding the features, this series will also present a selection of related cartoons, short subjects, theater advertisements, promotional films, trailers and other exhibition ephemera that reflect the rich mix of media that has also, always shaped our shared visions in the dark. Series co-curated by Paul Malcolm and Ross Melnick.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2016/marquee-movies
Primary URL Description: Marquee Movies: Movies on Moviegoing at UCLA Film and Television Archive


In Their Own Words: German Americans in the World War I Era
Grant details: CH-50975-13
Title: In Their Own Words: German Americans in the World War I Era
Curator: Kevin Kurdylo
Abstract: In October 2015, the Max Kade Institute created an exhibit in conjunction with an international conference titled "Outside the Kaisserreich: The German Diaspora in the World War I Era." Drawing on the resources of the Max Kade Institute Library & Archives, the exhibit has been on display in the Institute's new NEH-Challenge Grant funded exhibit space at the University Club. It includes archival materials and interpretative posters. A digital version of the exhibit posters can be viewed online. The exhibit showcases German-language documents published in the United States during the World War I Era. It offers a glimpse into German-Americans' view of the world, as well as their position in American society.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://mki.wisc.edu/content/their-own-words-german-americans-world-war-i-era
Primary URL Description: Max Kade Institute virtual exhibit of "In Their Own Words: German Americans in the World War I Era" (interpretative posters only)


Pretty Girl Charged With Clever Swindle: Women and Crime in Early 20th-Century New York
Grant details: PW-228185-15
Title: Pretty Girl Charged With Clever Swindle: Women and Crime in Early 20th-Century New York
Curator: Quinn Berkman and Michael Lorenzini
Abstract: The mug shot, or criminal portrait, is one of the earliest uses of police photography. Used primarily to identify known criminals, its use was not without controversy and misidentification was common. In addition, mug shots were often used as a form of public shaming. These images capture a rich cross-section of the city’s population, depicting dress and social status in addition to possible criminal behavior. Focusing solely on women captured by police camera, this exhibit examines how these unique portraits offer a fascinating window into the lives of women in early 20th-century New York.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.archives.nyc/photoville-2016/
Primary URL Description: Online exhibit of the 2016 Pop-Up Exhibit: Badgers and sneak thieves, dishonest servants and disorderly houses, Fagins, shoplifters, con artists and grifters. Who were these pretty girls and hard women? Life was never easy for women in New York and the way they were treated by the law and the press varied according to their social class. Was it poverty or hysteria? Was she an “idle housewife” or a “hard-working stenographer”? Was it “kleptomania” or “grand larceny”?
Secondary URL: http://www.photoville.com/pretty-girl-charged-with-clever-swindle/
Secondary URL Description: Photoville NYC 2016


Woven
Grant details: EH-50370-13
Title: Woven
Curator: Artist Tanya Marcuse
Abstract: This is photographic work that has so far produced two shows. Here is what the artist says, "The NEH continues to inform and inspire my work. In my new project Woven, I think about the intermingling of the themes and terrain of the three canticles. Seeing the large scale frescoes and mosaics that NEH summer definitely impacted my desire to work at a more immersive scale." Works from the series have been exhibited in Fruitless/Fallen/Woven at the Loeb Museum at Vassar, and I'll be having a solo show in the fall in NYC at Julie Saul Gallery. I mention Dante and Bosch in this interview too!
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://lareviewofbooks.org/av/tanya-marcuse-life-death-allegorical-garden/


Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 (object version)
Grant details: GI-234952-16
Title: Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 (object version)
Curator: Erin Greenwald
Abstract: Purchased Lives explores the far-reaching economic and heartbreaking personal impact of the domestic slave trade. Period broadsides, paintings, and prints illustrate the trade's public image, while objects and first-person accounts--including that of Solomon Northup, who spent twelve years illegally enslaved in Louisiana--speak to the experiences of those whose lives were bought and sold. Curated and originally hosted by The Historic New Orleans Collection with the subtitle New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808-1865,, this exhibition traveled to three additional sites between summer 2016 and summer 2017: the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, Louisiana (June 3-August 20, 2016); National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee (September 12-November 27, 2016); and the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas (February 11-July 9, 2017).
Year: 2015


AIDS Quilt Touch: An Interactive Digital Memorial
Grant details: HK-50155-14
Title: AIDS Quilt Touch: An Interactive Digital Memorial
Curator: Jean Kaneko
Abstract: The AIDS Quilt Touch project uses three applications to augment the experience of the AIDS Memorial Quilt: • A tangible browser of a virtual quilt image • An interactive timeline of the AIDS epidemic • A web app that enables viewers to contribute to a digital memorial site
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://s2015.siggraph.org/attendees/making-siggraph-installations.html
Primary URL Description: Announcement page of the installations at Making @SIGGRAPH 2015


AIDS Quilt Touch: Virtual Quilt Browser
Grant details: HK-50155-14
Title: AIDS Quilt Touch: Virtual Quilt Browser
Curator: Hugh Ryan
Curator: Jean Carlomusto
Curator: Alexandra Juhasz
Abstract: The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a unique work of cultural heritage that reflects the worldwide scope and personal impact of the AIDS pandemic. The AIDS Quilt simultaneously functions as a living memorial, an intimate tribute to lives lost, and the largest collaborative artwork in the world. Since 2011 the AIDS Quilt Touch project works to expand, preserve and disseminate the AIDS Quilt through technology. The multidisciplinary team built different applications that offer diverse experiences through its affordances. The AIDS Quilt Touch Table is the only place where all the panels can be seen together. The AIDS Quilt Touch App allows users to annotate panels, expanding the stories of the Quilt.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://www.visualaids.org/events/detail/everyday
Primary URL Description: Page with announcement of the exhibit “Everyday”, where the AIDS Quilt Touch Table was featured.


UT Dallas HIV/AIDS Awareness Week
Grant details: HK-50155-14
Title: UT Dallas HIV/AIDS Awareness Week
Curator: Leticia Ferreira
Curator: Anne Balsamo
Curator: Jillian Round
Abstract: UT Dallas HIV/AIDS Awareness Week 2016 was hosted by the School of Art, Technology and Emerging Communication. The calendar of events included reading of names celebrated by the AIDS Quilt, displaying of some blocks of the Quilt, free HIV testing and a projection mapping installation based on the AIDS Quilt data, called The Lone Star.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.utdallas.edu/aidsweek/
Primary URL Description: Page of the event, including all activities of the AIDS Week.
Secondary URL: http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2016/11/23-32325_ATEC-to-Raise-HIVAIDS-Awareness-with-Week-of-Inter_story-wide.html?WT.mc_id=NewsEmail
Secondary URL Description: Article of the UT Dallas News Center about the AIDS Week.


"Henry Highland Garnet's 'Address to the Slaves'"
Grant details: FA-233427-16
Title: "Henry Highland Garnet's 'Address to the Slaves'"
Curator: Derrick R. Spires
Curator: Harrison Graves
Curator: Jake Alspaugh
Abstract: This exhibit addresses an issue with the modern-day memory of Henry Highland Garnet’s “An Address to the Slaves of the United States.” It reminds readers not only that Garnet’s original address was an oration—and originally voted down—but that there are several subsequent editions of the printed text—each of which can be examined for its individual qualities. Garnet’s “Address” appears static, but it was a living document in many ways. By refocusing attention on the “Address” to more broadly recognize its history, we are able to show how it reflects issues connected to Black print culture in the antebellum period as well as tensions that exist between print and oral performance. We will trace Garnet’s “Address” through its inception at the 1843 Convention to its subsequent publication journey. In doing so, we extend our attention beyond the minutes of the forums and include information from newspapers and other textual sources to color in the gaps that surround the 1843 oration of Garnet’s “An Address to the Slaves of the United States.” This exhibit reimagines the forthcoming article, "Flights of Fancy": Rereading Henry Highland Garnet's "Address to the Slaves" through reception History and Print Culture," by Professor Derrick R. Spires to be included in the essay volume, Colored Conventions in the Nineteenth Century and the Digital Age.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://coloredconventions.org/exhibits/show/henry-highland-garnet-addresshttp://
Primary URL Description: Exhibit Homepage


Mi Familia - Mi Comunidad
Grant details: PY-234561-16
Title: Mi Familia - Mi Comunidad
Curator: Ralph Cuevas
Abstract: Photos and artifacts contributed by Hispanic members of the Texas Coastal Bend Community were used to illustrate a temporary exhibition at the Conner Museum that illustrated the life experiences of twenty-one Mexican-American families in South Texas during the 20th and 21st Centuries. The exhibit was divided into six categories: Family, Social and Leisure, Business, Weddings, Education, and Military Service. The exhibit opened on April 11, 2017 and closed on May 25, 2017.
Year: 2017


CDNP Grant Award/10 Million Milestone : State Library Receives New Newspaper Digitization Award
Grant details: PJ-50116-13
Title: CDNP Grant Award/10 Million Milestone : State Library Receives New Newspaper Digitization Award
Curator: Debra Pond
Abstract: Exhibit case in the Law and Legislation Reading Room of the CT State Library about CDNP. Created 5/16/2017.
Year: 2017


Sisu Stories: Who Are You? Pop-Up Exhibit
Grant details: PY-234454-16
Title: Sisu Stories: Who Are You? Pop-Up Exhibit
Curator: Jo Wittler
Abstract: Items from the Sisu Stories digital repository and the MRHC permanent collection including wood carvings, miners’ headlamps, and photos were on display at the MRHC.
Year: 2017


Precursors to the Digital Age: Commonplace Books, Scrapbooks, and More -- Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery, Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC
Grant details: FS-231100-15
Title: Precursors to the Digital Age: Commonplace Books, Scrapbooks, and More -- Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery, Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC
Curator: Laura Gardner and Laura Dufresne
Abstract: This interdisciplinary and multi-media exhibition contains work from the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar for University Educators hosted at UNC Asheville, NC. Lead by Winthrop University Fine Arts Professors Drs. Laura Gardner and Laura Dufresne, the sixteen participants researched evolving forms of note taking and remembering throughout history via speakers and book making workshops, as well as archival and museum collection research. The exhibition highlights the diverse, interdisciplinary responses to the two-week seminar, as seen through scholar participants’ art, creative writing, book forms, and teaching.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://www.winthrop.edu/galleries/
Secondary URL: https://twitter.com/winthropgallery


People of Faith, Languages of Tradition: Germanic Heritage Languages among Christians and Jews
Grant details: CH-50975-13
Title: People of Faith, Languages of Tradition: Germanic Heritage Languages among Christians and Jews
Curator: Kevin Kurdylo
Abstract: German-American materials from the Max Kade Institute collection shown in conjunction with a conference of the same name.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://mki.wisc.edu


Brattleboro's Letterpress Years
Grant details: ZR-256766-18
Title: Brattleboro's Letterpress Years
Curator: Stephanie Greene
Abstract: On October 11, 2017 a month-long exhibit about Brattleboro's rich history of letterpress publishing opened at the Brooks Memorial Library. The public was invited to the opening reception and hands-on-activities for children were scheduled for during the month. This exhibit is the first of three more that will chronicle Brattleboro's printing and publishing history. This first exhibit included artifacts, images of letterpress operations, a gallery of key players from the times, interactive activities and a timeline of Brattleboro's rise to become a major producer of books, magazine and newspapers in Vermont.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://www.brattleboro.com/words/first-exhibits
Primary URL Description: The Downtown Alliance currently hosts the NEH "Words..." websit.e


M.I.L.E.S or Mobile, Interative Literary Exhibition Space
Grant details: ZR-256766-18
Title: M.I.L.E.S or Mobile, Interative Literary Exhibition Space
Curator: Lissa Weinmann
Abstract: The Downtown Brattleboro Alliance and Brattleboro Literary Festival won a National Main Street/Edward Jones grant from the "Placemaking on Main Crowdfunding Challenge" to fund the purchase and design of an innovative, mobile 'mini museum' that hosts pop-up street-level exhibits on the unique literary history of Brattleboro. The first exhibit on display in the mobile unit was titled "Lucy Speaks: Remembering Lucy Terry Prince." Prince was the first known African American poet, former slave and eloquent adovacate for equal treatment under the law. The MILES pop-up was located on Main Street during the Brattleboro Literary Festival, October 14 and 15. Brattleboro-based storyteller and writer Shanta Lee, perfomed one of Price's poems and engaged audiences in a dialogue about Lucy Terry.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://brattleboroliteraryfestival.org/donate-now/m-l-e-s
Primary URL Description: Brattleboro Literary Festival web [age.


Flakes, Flasks, and Furnace Slag: The Plymouth Colony Archaeological Survey
Grant details: RZ-230461-15
Title: Flakes, Flasks, and Furnace Slag: The Plymouth Colony Archaeological Survey
Curator: David Landon
Curator: Christa Beranek
Abstract: Flakes, Flasks, and Furnace Slag: The Plymouth colony Archaeological Survey. Artifact exhibit installed in the Plymouth Town 1749 Courthouse.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://www.facebook.com/1749CourtHouseMuseum/


Stamford 375
Grant details: PY-253100-17
Title: Stamford 375
Curator: Sandy Goldstein
Abstract: As the city of Stamford embarks on a yearlong Celebration of its 375th Anniversary, it is with pride and pleasure that I invite you to join in the many activities planned for this special occasion.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://stamford375.org/


Stark County in the Great War
Grant details: PY-253109-17
Title: Stark County in the Great War
Curator: Heather Haden
Abstract: An exhibit focusing on the various ways in which the Great War impacted Stark County. Ohio. Through the exhibition of items in the Massillon Museum's collection as well as those items on loan from the Community Archives Day event, the exhibit personalizes the history of the period and the impact of the war both on the home front and for soldiers.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://www.massillonmuseum.org/worldwari
Primary URL Description: This website features the online collection materials related to the Stark in the Great war exhibit. These online collections are supplemental to the items that were on display.


"Purchased Lives: the American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865" (panel version)
Grant details: GI-234952-16
Title: "Purchased Lives: the American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865" (panel version)
Curator: Erin Greenwald
Abstract: Purchased Lives explores the far-reaching economic and heartbreaking personal impact of the domestic slave trade. Period broadsides, paintings, and prints illustrate the trade's public image, while objects and first-person accounts--including that of Solomon Northup, who spent twelve years illegally enslaved in Louisiana--speak to the experiences of those whose lives were bought and sold. Curated and originally hosted by The Historic New Orleans Collection with the subtitle New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808-1865,, this exhibition traveled to three additional sites between summer 2016 and summer 2017: the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, Louisiana (June 3-August 20, 2016); National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee (September 12-November 27, 2016); and the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas (February 11-July 9, 2017).
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://www.hnoc.org/exhibitions/offsite#purchasedlives
Primary URL Description: Page on THNOC's website discussing panel exhibition and it's upcoming travels.


Homeland Memories Web Portal pages
Grant details: PY-253067-17
Title: Homeland Memories Web Portal pages
Curator: Neal D. Matherne
Abstract: Final product of submissions for Homeland Memories events.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://philippines.fieldmuseum.org/heritage/event/6573


Ancient Looms, Modern Threads
Grant details: PW-234728-16
Title: Ancient Looms, Modern Threads
Curator: Carolyn Jenkinson
Abstract: Through textile displays, videos, and diagrams this exhibition investigates the present-day production and use of a traditional woman's dress-like garment called a huipil (pronounced wee­ peal) from Oaxaca, Mexico. Showcasing huipiles from the Logan Museum's Frances Bristol Collect!on, the exhibition explores : How do indigenous weavers In Oaxaca construct huipiles on backstrap looms? How have these garments been adapted and preserved as expressions of cultural identity? How have these textiles changed over time to include new materials, new designs, and new audiences?
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://www.beloit.edu/news/stories/?story_id=494807


Machine Learning Image Association Tool (Arch-V): English Broadside Ballad Archive
Grant details: PW-234727-16
Title: Machine Learning Image Association Tool (Arch-V): English Broadside Ballad Archive
Curator: Shakespeare Association of America
Curator: Carl Stahmer
Curator: Patricia Fumerton
Curator: Kristen McCants
Curator: Katie Adkison
Curator: Nicole Stark
Abstract: Digital exhibit at the Shakespeare Association of America, demonstrating EBBA's new image-matching tool, Arch-V.
Year: 2018


This is the Light of the Mind: Sylvia Plath
Grant details: FZ-256501-17
Title: This is the Light of the Mind: Sylvia Plath
Curator: Judith Raymo
Abstract: Objects from Judith Raymo's private Sylvia Plath collection on exhibit at the Grolier Club, Manhattan.
Year: 2017


The Mere Distinction of Colour: A More Complete American Story
Grant details: RQ-50882-14
Title: The Mere Distinction of Colour: A More Complete American Story
Curator: Dr. Elizabeth Chew
Abstract: This provocative, multimedia exhibition, offers visitors the opportunity to hear the stories of those enslaved at Montpelier told by their living descendants, and explore how the legacy of slavery impacts today’s conversations about race, identity, and human rights. Visitors will also see Montpelier’s connection to the national story of slavery – and discover the economic, ideological, and political factors that cemented the institution in the newly-created American nation and Constitution. DMDE Editor-in-Chief Holly Shulman was a consultant and talking head for the exhibit. Associate Editor Amy Larrabee Cotz served as a consultant and was compensated for her time reviewing the panels for this award-winning exhibition.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://www.montpelier.org/learn/6-ways-that-understanding-slavery-will-change-how-you-understand-american-freedom


Come As You Are exhibition
Grant details: PY-253077-17
Title: Come As You Are exhibition
Curator: Lance Tawzer
Abstract: The Come As You Are exhibition helps launch the museum directly into the 21st century as it collects and interprets Naperville's history through present day. Asian American communities are the fastest growing demographic in Naperville. Come As You Are celebrates Naperville's Chinese, Indian and Japanese residents through oral histories, artifacts and personal narratives. Photographic images of the exhibition can be found in the Supplementary Project Materials.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://youtu.be/KlO1Thxzyw8
Primary URL Description: This unlisted video is available on a private YouTube channel.


Muybridge in Alaska: 1868
Grant details: TR-261094-18
Title: Muybridge in Alaska: 1868
Curator: Marc Shaffer
Abstract: Muybridge in Alaska: 1868 is an unprecedented exhibition of original Muybridge photographs of Alaska, taken in August 1868. These are the first photographs of Tlingit people and southeast Alaska, and the first of the territory widely seen by the public. The exhibition is on display at the Alaska Native Heritage Center from January 26-March 28, 2019, then moves to the Sheldon Museum in Haines, Alaska for April and May. We are in discussion with venues in Sitka, Alaska to mount the exhibition in Summer 2019.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.muybridgethemovie.com/muybridge/alaska/


And Then They Came For Us...
Grant details: PW-234690-16
Title: And Then They Came For Us...
Curator: Steven Kutay
Curator: Greg Williams
Abstract: The NEH funded CSUDH exhibition related to the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 entitled “And Then They Came For Us…”opened on February 9, 2017, and ran through August 2017. On opening day, CSUDH held an all-day symposium with Satsuki Ina, Tom Ikeda and others. Details about the symposium as well as other events associated with this exhibit, such as the film, music, and lecture series (see appendices). The exhibition consisted of 250 archival materials and objects from the CSUDH collection. In addition, eight exhibition cases were filled with archival materials and interpretive items. The exhibition included 20 paintings of contemporary art and WWII era scenes, arts and crafts from the camps, 20 newspapers, 30 magazines, and several books.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://http://scalar.usc.edu/works/csujad-exhibit/index
Primary URL Description: This NEH CSUJAD project also created a digital exhibition entitled “CSUJAD: An Exhibit” at http://scalar.usc.edu/works/csujad-exhibit/index. It features curated images and documents from the CSUJAD database, including items that were also a part of the CSUDH exhibition, and teaching prompts that cover the time periods from early Japanese immigration through WWII and the Redress Movement. NEH is noted in the credits.
Secondary URL: http://http://digitalcollections.archives.csudh.edu/digital/collection/p16855coll4/search/searchterm/CSUJAD%20Project%20Resource%20Collection/field/collec/mode/all/conn/and/order/ark/ad/asc
Secondary URL Description: In addition, NEH funding assisted with the creation of ten posters and several wallpapers. The ten posters were displayed initially in the CSUDH exhibition, but because we were able to make pdf copies of the posters (see project products), they were offered to all of our partners to supplement an exhibition of each campus’ archival materials. This was highly successful with the posters being displayed at 15 separate campuses and they were also popular with the K-12 teachers who attended the CSUJAD workshops mentioned above. The exhibitions were extremely well received and making the exhibition posters readily available online provides important contextual materials for teaching about Incarceration.


Theater Materials from the Furness Shakespeare Library
Grant details: HAA-255999-17
Title: Theater Materials from the Furness Shakespeare Library
Curator: Laura Aydelotte
Abstract: Pop up exhibit displayed during the project capstone conference, "Digital and Archival Approaches to Theater History." The exhibit consisted of 37 items from the Furness Shakespeare Library, and the Edwin Forrest collections at the University of Pennsylvania, and 5 additional playbills from the German Society of Pennsylvania. The exhibit displayed the 19th century physical items that were the focus of the digital project, including a variety of playbills, theatrical posters, actor images, props, and costumes. Items also included material related to actors and theater culture, such as the gloves once believed to have belonged to Shakespeare, which the actress Fanny Kemble gave to Philadelphia collector Horace Howard Furness, and the remains of Edwin Forrest's copy of Shakespeare's first Folio which was burned in a fire, but remains preserved under glass in Penn's collection. (See exhibit images in supplemental materials).
Year: 2019


Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty (updated exhibition)
Grant details: GI-259366-18
Title: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty (updated exhibition)
Curator: Emilie Johnson
Abstract: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty is an exhibition that uses Monticello, the home and plantation of Thomas Jefferson, as a lens through which to explore the dilemma of slavery and the lives of the enslaved families and their descendants. Thomas Jefferson’s iconic words in the Declaration of Independence—“all men are created equal”—inaugurated a new nation defined by principles of freedom and self-government, while a fifth of the population remained enslaved. Jefferson called slavery “an abominable crime,” yet he owned 607 people over the course of his lifetime. This exhibition uses the power of place and ideas at Monticello to grapple with the paradox of slavery in an age of liberty. Most notably, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello brings individuals and families out of the shadows of chattel slavery, pulling from more than 50 years of archaeology, documentary research, and oral histories to fill in the critical human dimension missing from many resources on slavery in the United States. Through the exhibition, visitors can “meet” members of six families who lived and labored at Monticello, as well as their descendants. Their family stories form a narrative arc from slavery to freedom that reflects the trajectory of the nation at large – our ongoing journey to realize the foundational promise that “all men are created equal.”
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://www.monticello.org/slavery-at-monticello
Primary URL Description: How could the author of the Declaration of the Independence own slaves? How could twenty percent of the population of the new United States, founded on the principles of liberty and equality, live in bondage? What was life like for enslaved people in the early republic? This online exhibition uses Monticello as a lens through which to examine these questions.


Monticello and the Legacies of Slavery
Grant details: GI-259366-18
Title: Monticello and the Legacies of Slavery
Curator: Emilie Johnson
Abstract: In 11 freestanding panels, Monticello and the Legacies of Slavery examines the experience of slavery at Monticello as well as its painful legacies, among them the burdens of inequality still carried by many people of color in the United States. It has been specifically designed to bring the power of place and ideas at Monticello to schools, libraries, and other community venues across the country and draws heavily from material gathered through the Getting Word Oral History Project, amplifying the voices of descendants of Monticello’s enslaved community. In addition to the enslaved families of Monticello, including Sally Hemings and her children, the exhibition introduces the Monticello plantation, Jefferson’s attitudes on race and slavery, and stories from the Getting Word Oral History Project – establishing an overall narrative arc from slavery to freedom and the continuing struggle for equity
Year: 2019


Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow exhibition
Grant details: GI-259343-18
Title: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow exhibition
Curator: Lily Wong
Curator: Marci Reaven
Abstract: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/black-citizenship-age-jim-crow


Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths [show prizes]
Grant details: GI-256094-17
Title: Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths
Curator: Marla Berns
Abstract: Exhibition
Year: 2017


Empresses of China's Forbidden City
Grant details: GI-259245-18
Title: Empresses of China's Forbidden City
Curator: Daisy Yiyou Wang
Curator: Jan Stuart
Abstract: Organized by the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Freer|Sackler), and the Palace Museum, Beijing, Empresses of China’s Forbidden City is the first international exhibition to explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s Qing dynasty (1644–1912). Empresses exercised significant power in this male-dominated hierarchical society, even when it was officially denied them. Featuring approximately 150 objects, many loaned for the first time, the exhibition offers a dramatic view of empresses’ lives, providing visitors with an understanding of the roles they played in court politics, art, and religion. Timed to mark the fortieth anniversary of the normalization of US-China relations, Last Empresses will be presented at PEM, August 18, 2018 to February 10, 2019, and at the Freer|Sackler, March 30 to June 23, 2019.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://www.pem.org/exhibitions/empresses-of-chinas-forbidden-city
Primary URL Description: Peabody Essex Museum website
Secondary URL: https://www.freersackler.si.edu/exhibition/empresses-of-chinas-forbidden-city-1644-1912/
Secondary URL Description: Freer|Sackler website


the story of America's music
Grant details: GI-259310-18
Title: the story of America's music
Curator: shelley ritter
Abstract: phase 1 installation includes imagery, text, and exhibit walls telling the history of Muddy Waters' discovery by Alan Lomax in Coahoma County, MS.
Year: 2019


Remembering the Great and the Good: Discoveries from Mount Auburn's Family Digitization Project
Grant details: PY-253094-17
Title: Remembering the Great and the Good: Discoveries from Mount Auburn's Family Digitization Project
Curator: Bree Harvey
Abstract: Over the course of nearly 200 years, Mount Auburn has become the final resting place for all those wishing to be buried at the Cemetery, regardless of race, creed, or religion. Mount Auburn is celebrated as the final resting place for Boston's cultural and intellectual leaders including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Julia Ward Howe, Harriet Jacobs, Nathaniel Bowditch, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Fannie Farmer, R. Buckminster Fuller, and B.F. Skinner. Joining its "notable residents" are the servants, soldiers, sailors, midwives, blacksmiths, and everyday people who worked tirelessly to build the economies of Boston, Cambridge, and the surrounding communities. The stories for most of these 100,000 residents are still waiting to be discovered. With its current Family Digitization project, Mount Auburn is strengthening the role of this "landscape of memory," a place founded to offer the lessons of history through a "communion with the dead." Each month the Cemetery provides opportunities for the public to scan photographs, documents, ephemera, and other small objects that help to tell the stories of those buried at Mount Auburn. The materials digitized to date have already added immensely to what we know about those buried at the Cemetery. An exploration of these items also reminds us not only about who we remember but also why and how we remember them.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://mountauburn.org/family-digitization-project/
Primary URL Description: Online exhibit link


Utopia's Discontents Websitew
Grant details: FEL-257017-18
Title: Utopia's Discontents Websitew
Curator: Faith Hillis
Abstract: companion website for my project. It is not yet live, but will be by late 2019.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://utopiasdiscontents.com


Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project Exhibit
Grant details: PJ-50116-13
Title: Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project Exhibit
Curator: Gail Hurley
Abstract: A 42" digital kiosk, displaying slideshows, images, and project information for the CT Digital Newspaper Project is on display along with 2, double-sided banners (6-8') describing the content of the newspapers in the CDNP, in the Museum of CT History in Hartford, CT as a display. Note, an additional 2 portable double-sided banners are circulating to CT libraries as an outreach effort to the public.
Year: 2019


Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project Exhibit in Bridgeport, CT
Grant details: PJ-50116-13
Title: Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project Exhibit in Bridgeport, CT
Curator: Elizabeth Van Tuyl
Abstract: The Bridgeport Public Library is showcasing historic newspapers for the summer of 2019 at their Bridgeport History Center. Two double-sided CDNP banners are there for the summer as part of the display.
Year: 2019


The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology
Grant details: RQ-50842-14
Title: The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology
Curator: Corrine Hunt, Exhibition Artist
Curator: Aaron Glass
Abstract: This exhibition explores the hidden histories and complex legacies of one of the most influential books in the field of anthropology, Franz Boas’s The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians (1897). Groundbreaking in its holistic detail, this portrait of a Native North American society was the result of Boas’s fieldwork among the Kwakwa_ka_’wakw of British Columbia and a collaboration with his Indigenous research partner, George Hunt. Drawing on a Kwakwa_ka_’wakw metaphor, Boas imagined his book as a storage box for “laws and stories,” preserving them for science in case the culture vanished under colonial impact. In fact, the book fails to address three important aspects of its making: Canada’s assimilation policy, which outlawed potlatch ceremonies; the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, where Boas and Hunt conducted much of their fieldwork; and Hunt’s status as a full co-author. In the early 1920s, Hunt took it upon himself to correct and expand the book, in part by reconnecting hereditary treasures to the families to whom they belong. Hundreds of pages of unpublished revisions were consigned to archives after Boas’s death, examples of which have been reunited with the book for the first time. The exhibition—with designs by artist Corrine Hunt, a great-granddaughter of George Hunt—features ceremonial objects as well as rare archival photographs, manuscripts, and drawings that shed new light on the book and advance understanding of the ongoing cultural traditions it documents.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.bgc.bard.edu/gallery/exhibitions/88/the-story-box
Primary URL Description: Bard Graduate Center's Gallery webpage


The Making and Knowing Project lifecastings in Toulouse Renaissance, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse
Grant details: RQ-249842-16
Title: The Making and Knowing Project lifecastings in Toulouse Renaissance, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse
Curator: Alex Hemery
Curator: Pascal Julien
Abstract: Description of and objects from the reconstructions of the Making and Knowing Project.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://www.augustins.org/fr/web/guest/-/toulouse-renaissance


Refuseniks
Grant details: FT-229663-15
Title: Refuseniks
Curator: Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities
Abstract: Collaboration with artist Britt Stadig. Book art installation, part of the exhibition Telling Stories / Stories That Tell.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://tellingstoriesstoriesthattell.com/shaul-kelner/
Primary URL Description: Link to website for Refuseniks piece in the Telling Stories / Stories That Tell exhibition


The Art of the Story: Speaking and Listening for Our Lives
Grant details: MT-263872-19
Title: The Art of the Story: Speaking and Listening for Our Lives
Curator: Liz Wuerffel
Curator: Allison Schuette
Curator: Jp Avila
Abstract: Stories have power: to derive meaning from complexity; to broaden perspectives and transform sympathies; to reinforce or resist norms. Stories, then, are not neutral; they deserve our attention, our respect, and our inquiry. At the Welcome Project, we collect any and all stories — those that disturb the status-quo, those that support it, and those that fall in between. Collectively, we aim to offer a chorus of voices, in concert and discord, in conversation with each other. In facilitation, we invite interpretation and reflection on that interpretation, bringing together people from all walks of life who listen to and reflect on the stories and their experiences together, who open up to seeing their interpretation as it forms. For us, the art of the story emerges from this practice, and in this exhibition, we offer not only three artful means by which we share stories, but also the practice itself. Who are you listening to? Which story are you telling? How might you be editing both?
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.luther.edu/galleries/archives/20182019/kwfg20182019/artstory/
Primary URL Description: Kristen Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery announcement of our exhibition, "The Art of the Story"


"Lucy Speaks" Exhibit at 2019 Guilford Fair
Grant details: ZR-256766-18
Title: "Lucy Speaks" Exhibit at 2019 Guilford Fair
Curator: Shanta Lee Gander
Abstract: On September 1st and 2nd at the Guilford annual fair, the Brattleboro Words projet will showcase an exhibit about Lucy Terry, 18th century African American poet and Guilford landowner. A performance of Terry's work will be performed by Words' member, Shanta Lee Gander. This event is a reprise of the "Lucy Speaks" Mobile Interactive Literary Exhibition Space (MILES). There will be addition focus on other key sites on the Brattleboro Words Trail project.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://brattleborowords.org/2019/08/lucy-speaks-exhibit-and-other-local-literary-legends-at-the-2019-guilford-fair/
Primary URL Description: Page on the Words Project website.


"Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx "
Grant details: GI-261125-18
Title: "Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx "
Curator: Raymond Jungles, FASLA, Guest Designer
Curator: Edward J. Sullivan, Ph.D., Guest Curator
Abstract: Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) was a force of nature in Brazil—through his bold landscapes, vibrant art, and passionate commitment to plant conservation. His powerful modernist vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio and the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo. The Garden-wide exhibition celebrates Burle Marx's artistic energy and love of plants through a vibrant display of lush gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: www.nybg.org
Primary URL Description: Main NYBG website
Secondary URL: https://www.nybg.org/event/the-living-art-of-roberto-burle-marx-2/
Secondary URL Description: Link to specific webpage for the Exhibition. "Immerse yourself in lush gardens, vibrant art, and the sights and sounds of Brazil."


Wedding Dresses fro 1880-1930
Grant details: PY-258693-18
Title: Wedding Dresses fro 1880-1930
Curator: Jaqueline Johnson
Abstract: This exhibit explores the changing styles of wedding dresses in central ND. The exhibit features 10 dresses worn by women in central ND from 1880-1930. The exhibit is accompanied by a range of wedding portraits that illustrate changing styles, dresses, customs, and economics of weddings on the prairie.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://www.prairievillagemuseum.com
Primary URL Description: The exhibit is featured on our main website under our "What's On" tab. The exhibit will be on display through 2019.


Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing
Grant details: GI-261111-18
Title: Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing
Curator: Virginia Moon
Curator: Stephen Little
Abstract: Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing will be the first exhibition held outside of Asia to focus on the history of writing and calligraphy in Korea. Believed to mirror one’s qualities as a human being in ways unmatched by any other art, calligraphy has long been considered one of the highest art forms in Korea. This exhibition, organized both conceptually and chronologically, explores the role of calligraphy in different strata of Korean society over nearly two millennia, and includes works both in hanja (Chinese ideographic characters) and hangeul (the unique Korean phonetic script). The lives and legacies of writers and calligraphers will be examined through works by kings and queens, officials and scholars, painters and monks, and even slaves. The exhibition also explores Korea’s innovations in woodblock printing during the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392) and in movable metal type during the Joseon dynasty (1392–1897). Due to the rarity of several of the international loans, Beyond Line will only be on view at LACMA—making this a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/beyond-line
Primary URL Description: LACMA Website
Secondary URL: N/A
Secondary URL Description: N/A


Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa
Grant details: GI-261115-18
Title: Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa
Curator: Kathleen Bickford Berzock
Abstract: Caravans of Gold is the first major exhibition addressing the scope of Saharan trade and the shared history of West Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe from the eighth to sixteenth centuries. Weaving stories about interconnected histories, the exhibition showcases the objects and ideas that connected at the crossroads of the medieval Sahara and celebrates West Africa’s historic and underrecognized global significance. Caravans of Gold draws on recent archaeological discoveries, including rare fragments from major medieval African trading centers like Sijilmasa, Gao, and Tadmekka. These “fragments in time” are seen alongside works of art that invite us to imagine them as they once were. They are the starting point for a new understanding of the medieval past and for seeing the present in a new light. Presenting more than 250 artworks spanning five centuries and a vast geographic expanse, the exhibition features unprecedented loans from partner institutions in Mali, Morocco, and Nigeria, many of which will be seen in North America for the first time. The Block Museum exhibition will travel to The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto (Sept. 21, 2019 – Feb. 23, 2020) and then to the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute (April 8 – Nov. 29, 2020)
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/exhibitions/2019/caravans-of-gold,-fragments-in-time-art,-culture,-and-exchange-across-medieval-saharan-africa.html
Primary URL Description: Exhibition page on organizing museum's website.


Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s
Grant details: GI-261050-18
Title: Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s
Curator: Dr. Oliver Shell
Curator: Dr. Oliver Tostmann
Abstract: Nearly 90 Surrealist masterworks of the 1930s and 1940s by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, and André Masson are presented through a timely lens—that of war, violence, and exile. Despite the political and personal turmoil brought on by the Spanish Civil War and World War II, avant-garde artists in Europe and those who sought refuge in the United States pushed themselves to create some of the most potent and striking images of the Surrealist movement. Monstrosities in the real world bred monsters in paintings and sculpture, on film, and in the pages of journals and artists’ books, resulting in a period of extraordinary creativity.
Year: 2018


Idaho: A Land and Its People [show prizes]
Grant details: GI-259216-18
Title: Idaho: A Land and Its People
Curator: Janet Gallimore
Abstract: A long-term exhibition on the role of Native Americans in the history and culture of Idaho.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://history.idaho.gov/museum
Primary URL Description: website


Five Boats: Snapshots of Mediterranean Connections
Grant details: RZ-249777-16
Title: Five Boats: Snapshots of Mediterranean Connections
Curator: J. Leidwanger
Curator: E.S. Greene
Curator: L. Repola
Abstract: This exhibit explores the complex history of human mobility, communication, and cultural exchange through five concise historical snapshots of Mediterranean maritime heritage at the heart of this so-called “Middle Sea.” By mixing select objects with immersive sounds and imagery in a mobile pop-up exhibit, we challenge individuals and communities to remind themselves, visitors, and neighbors old and new that each sea crossing—whether fortuitous or desperate—has and continues to remake cultural identity.
Year: 2018


Hop into History
Grant details: PY-258664-18
Title: Hop into History
Curator: Stacey Krim
Abstract: Exhibit held at the UNCG Libraries' monthly "Hop into History" event in Greensboro NC.
Year: 2018


Triad History Day Exhibit
Grant details: PY-258664-18
Title: Triad History Day Exhibit
Curator: Stacey Krim
Abstract: Exhibit presented at the annual Triad History Day event at the Greensboro History Museum.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://triadhistory.org/news/triad-history-day/


Scuppernong Books Exhibit
Grant details: PY-258664-18
Title: Scuppernong Books Exhibit
Curator: Stacey Krim
Abstract: Exhibit of project materials presented in conjunction with a scanning event at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro NC.
Year: 2018


John Torrey American Botanist
Grant details: PW-234827-16
Title: John Torrey American Botanist
Curator: Joanna Groarke
Curator: Susan Fraser
Abstract: This educational website introduces the life and work of John Torrey to young adult audiences.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://www.nybg.org/john-torrey-american-botanist/
Primary URL Description: Main URL for the public to access the exhibition website
Secondary URL Description: N/A


Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina
Grant details: PY-258664-18
Title: Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina
Curator: Stacey Krim
Abstract: Exhibit held at a reading of "Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina" by Wilton Barnhardt at the Greensboro Public Library.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://library.greensboro-nc.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/60477/839?curm=4&cury=2019


Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy
Grant details: AKA-260429-18
Title: Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy
Curator: Humanities Texas
Abstract: Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy,” an exhibition created by the Wittliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities. This exhibition is made possible in part by a We the People grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In the early 1970s, noted Texas historian Joe Frantz offered Bill Wittliff a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—to visit a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways. Wittliff photographed the vaqueros as they went about daily chores that had changed little since the first Mexican cowherders learned to work cattle from a horse's back. Wittliff captured a way of life that now exists only in memory and in the photographs included in this exhibition. The exhibition features photographs with bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle. Poster for the exhibit is included in the website for the grant.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://bit.ly/HeartTexas


Exhibit banners and materials on display at Stafford Library.
Grant details: PJ-50116-13
Title: Exhibit banners and materials on display at Stafford Library.
Curator: Gail Hurley
Abstract: CDNP exhibit banners are on display at the Stafford Library Sept.-Oct. 2019 as part of an exhibit for the town's 300th birthday.
Year: 2019


Making Meaning (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center))
Grant details: AV-260608-18
Title: Making Meaning (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center))
Curator: Aaron Hughes
Abstract: The Triennial Exhibition “Making Meaning” presented a survey of veteran art that addresses the complications and complexities of war and military service. The exhibition highlighted the use of common imagery, forms, techniques, and strategies across generations, from World War I to the Global War on Terror. Program Link: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58e2f18320099efd033cb97b/t/5cf2b56dd328900001e624d1/1559410037229/Summit+Program-7-small.pdf
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.nvam.org/nvam-triennial--summit.html
Primary URL Description: National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit website
Secondary URL: https://www.veteran-art-movement.net/nvam-triennial
Secondary URL Description: emerging Veteran Art Movement website for the National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit


CONVERGENCE (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center)
Grant details: AV-260608-18
Title: CONVERGENCE (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center)
Curator: Yvette Pino
Abstract: The Triennial Exhibition “CONVERGENCE” presented veteran creative projects as instruments of change, as well as invitations to reflect upon and seek justice through gestures of reconciliation. Featured Artists: Rodney Ewing, Ash Kyrie, Jessica Putnam-Phillips, & Ehren Tool
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.nvam.org/nvam-triennial--summit.html
Primary URL Description: National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit website
Secondary URL: https://www.veteran-art-movement.net/nvam-triennial
Secondary URL Description: emerging Veteran Art Movement website for the National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit


Veteran Movements (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center)
Grant details: AV-260608-18
Title: Veteran Movements (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center)
Curator: Aaron Hughes
Abstract: The Triennial Exhibition “Veteran Movements” featured ephemera such as posters, photos, newspapers and broadsides as a way to highlight veterans’ historic and contemporary contributions to social justice and political movements.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.nvam.org/nvam-triennial--summit.html
Primary URL Description: National Veteran Art Museum Triennial website
Secondary URL: https://www.veteran-art-movement.net/nvam-triennial
Secondary URL Description: emerging Veteran Art Movement website for the National Veteran Art Museum Triennial


Conflict Exchange (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center)
Grant details: AV-260608-18
Title: Conflict Exchange (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center)
Curator: Ian Alden Russell
Abstract: Iraqi-American artist Wafaa Bilal launches a series of social platforms in the format of stores that explore the equity and relationships of post-conflict. Bilal presents works by veteran artists Alicia Dietz and Drew Cameron in this inaugural edition.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.nvam.org/nvam-triennial--summit.html
Primary URL Description: National Veterans Art Museum Triennial website
Secondary URL: https://www.veteran-art-movement.net/nvam-triennial
Secondary URL Description: emerging Veteran Art Museum website for the National Veterans Art Museum Triennial


Open/Closed (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Exhibition at the National Veterans Art Museum)
Grant details: AV-260608-18
Title: Open/Closed (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Exhibition at the National Veterans Art Museum)
Curator: Amber Hoy
Abstract: Open/Closed showcases contemporary works by Fanny Garcia, Cao Ba Minh, James Razko, Karin Rodney-Haapala, Brandon Secrest, Gerald Sheffield and Yeon J. Yue. These works reach beyond identities defined only by the war in which one served and the demands to explain one’s place in that conflict
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.nvam.org/nvam-triennial--summit.html
Primary URL Description: National Veterans Art Museum Triennial website
Secondary URL: https://www.veteran-art-movement.net/nvam-triennial
Secondary URL Description: emerging Veteran Art Movement website for the National Veterans Art Museum Triennial


Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle’s Toupee (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Exhibition at DePaul Art Museum)
Grant details: AV-260608-18
Title: Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle’s Toupee (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Exhibition at DePaul Art Museum)
Curator: Julie Rodrigues Widholm
Curator: Mia Lopez
Abstract: DePaul Art Museum presents a solo exhibition by Eric J. Garcia (b. New Mexico, 1977) as part of the first-ever National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit. Garcia’s interdisciplinary practice utilizes political satire to critique social and political issues, confronting corrupt politicians, gentrification, violence, racism, and other social injustices. Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle’s Toupee features a site-specific mural on the museum's second floor and the 2016 installation War Nest, presented with a new set of projected animations. Other works include a video trailer for a forthcoming video game, produced with the Plug In Studio (Steve Ciampaglia + Kerry Richardson), that follows the experience of a veteran returning home and re-acclimating to civilian life. The exhibition is accompanied by an artist-designed brochure featuring a selection of Garcia's political cartoons and drawings. Concurrent exhibitions are on view at the Chicago Cultural Center and National Veterans Art Museum through July 29, 2019. Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle's Toupee is organized by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator, and Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://resources.depaul.edu/art-museum/exhibitions/Pages/eric-garcia-eagles.aspx
Primary URL Description: DePaul Art Museum website for Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle’s Toupee (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Exhibition)
Secondary URL: https://www.nvam.org/nvam-triennial--summit.html
Secondary URL Description: National Veterans Art Museum Triennial website


Unstuck in Time: Slaughterhouse-Five Then and Now
Grant details: GE-261064-18
Title: Unstuck in Time: Slaughterhouse-Five Then and Now
Curator: Julia Whitehead
Abstract: Unstuck in Time: Slaughterhouse-Five Then and Now challenges its audiences’ attitudes and behaviors.The experience is designed to convey the following theme: Literature, including Slaughterhouse-Five, is an important societal tool for understanding the complex experiences of war. “Unstuck in Time” prompts visitors to reflect on the importance of peace; the consequences of war, especially the consequences to individuals; and the importance of storytelling to humans for meaning-making and personal growth.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://www.kvml.org
Primary URL Description: This is the website for the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library.


The Indigenous Art of America
Grant details: PG-263605-19
Title: The Indigenous Art of America
Curator: Dr, Rachel Zimmerman
Abstract: Artifacts from the Orman collection, including textiles, were exhibited in the University Gallery during the month of February 2020. Dr. Zimmerman also did a gallery talk about the exhibit.
Year: 2019


The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo: Celebrating the History of Northwest Ohio's Muslim Community
Grant details: PY-263670-19
Title: The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo: Celebrating the History of Northwest Ohio's Muslim Community
Curator: Michelle Sweetser
Curator: Nicholas Pavlik
Curator: David Lewis
Curator: Cherrefe Kadri
Abstract: This exhibit brings together a selection of 25 images contributed by several individuals during the Community Scan Day. Images document the opening of Toledo's first Islamic Center in 1954; the building of the ICGT's present-day mosque in the early 1980s; the people who have nurtured, grown, and sustained the ICGT over the decades; and Muslims' engagement in the greater Toledo community.
Year: 2019


West Dallas Neighborhood Stories
Grant details: PY-263756-19
Title: West Dallas Neighborhood Stories
Curator: Hafsa Ambreen
Abstract: The current narrative of Dallas and the archives available sorely lack information about the robust history of West Dallas and how it has grown and changed since it was annexed into the City of Dallas in 1954. This work aims to ensure that this area's history can be accessible to a larger audience and preserved for future generations. The items we have scanned included everything from birth and marriage certificates to an old photo of the Continental Bridge. Along with scanning, we filmed oral interviews about life in West Dallas, in one instance going as far back as the 1930s.
Year: 2019


Red Bird Community History Exhibit
Grant details: PY-263756-19
Title: Red Bird Community History Exhibit
Curator: Hafsa Ambreen
Abstract: The history of the Red Bird neighborhood in Dallas, TX is key to our understanding of how the city developed, yet this community is sorely underrepresented in the available public archives. Through historic photos, documents, and oral histories, this exhibit amplifies and celebrates this neighborhood and key site to Dallas's community history.
Year: 2020


Fireside Student Poetry
Grant details: GW-261168-18
Title: Fireside Student Poetry
Curator: Sarah Trudgeon
Abstract: This exhibition displayed original poetry and photographs taken by Pittsfield Public School students between the 2nd and 5th grades, inspired by the work of Harlem Renaissance photographer James Van Der Zee, who was born in nearby Lenox, MA.
Year: 2020


Salvaguardando Nuestros Recursos: Muestra de Herramientas y Materiales de Almacenamiento para Colecciones Especiales [Safeguarding Our Resources: Sample Storage Tools and Materials for Special Collections]
Grant details: PB-260678-18
Title: Salvaguardando Nuestros Recursos: Muestra de Herramientas y Materiales de Almacenamiento para Colecciones Especiales [Safeguarding Our Resources: Sample Storage Tools and Materials for Special Collections]
Curator: Jaquelina Alvarez
Curator: Hilda T. Ayala
Abstract: Exhibit Salvaguardando Nuestros Recursos: Muestra de Herramientas y Materiales de Almacenamiento para Colecciones Especiales [Safeguarding Our Resources: Sample Storage Tools and Materials for Special Collections] during Preservation Week 2019 (April 22 - 27, 2019). This exhibit showcased some of the equipment, supplies, and rehousing examples acquired with NEH funding
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://twitter.com/BibliotecaUPRM/ status/1121179494189031437


Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal
Grant details: RA-50103-11
Title: Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal
Curator: Todd Lewis
Curator: Jinah Kim
Abstract: This exhibition highlights Nepal’s artistic heritage as a rich and enduring continuation of Indic Buddhist traditions. Featuring paintings, illustrated texts, sculptures, and ritual implements crafted by Newar artisans over the last millennium, Dharma and Puṇya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal will be centered on how the Buddha’s teachings were arrayed as much for worldly householders as otherworldly seekers. As the title suggests, it will illustrate the centrality of ritual in Buddhism, showing how illustrated narratives and common practices address every devotee’s need to make good karma (puṇya), a central tenet of the Buddha’s teaching (dharma). Showing some objects never before displayed in the West, this historic exhibition will focus on the unparalleled contributions of Kathmandu Valley artisans and patrons not only in their communities, but in the subsequent development of Tibetan art.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://dharmapunya2019.org
Primary URL Description: This URL leads to the listing presented by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross regarding this exhibition, which took place Sept 5 - Dec 14, 2019.


Visualizing the People's History: Richard Cross's Images of the Central American Liberation Wars
Grant details: PW-259117-18
Title: Visualizing the People's History: Richard Cross's Images of the Central American Liberation Wars
Curator: José Luis Benavides
Curator: Edward Alfano
Abstract: American photojournalist Richard Cross documented the turbulent period of liberation wars in Central America from 1979 to 1983, until he was killed on assignment in Honduras. His photographs depict people, communities, and landscapes enduring war and genocide. Cross's work illuminates the legacies of these wars, which propelled the largest migration of people from Central America to the United States. Museum of Social Justice, Los Angeles, August 15, 2019 to January 12, 2020.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.museumofsocialjustice.org/visualizing-the-peoples-history.html
Primary URL Description: VISUALIZING THE PEOPLE'S HISTORY: ​RICHARD CROSS'S IMAGE OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN LIBERATION WARS AUGUST 15, 2019–JANUARY 12, 2020 American photojournalist Richard Cross documented the turbulent period of liberation wars in Central America from 1979 to 1983, until he was killed while on assignment in Honduras. The photographs depict communities and landscapes enduring war and genocide. Cross’s work illuminates the legacies of these wars, which propelled the largest contemporary migration of people from Central America to the United States, and which continue to shape their American experience.


Richard Cross: Memoria Gráfica
Grant details: PW-259117-18
Title: Richard Cross: Memoria Gráfica
Curator: Carlos Henríquez Consalvi
Abstract: En el XXVII aniversario de los Acuerdos de Paz, presentamos estas imágenes: periodismo, antropología visual y arte, que exploran más allá del drama humano, las causas de la guerra. Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen, San Salvador, 16 de enero de 2020–? On the 27th anniversary of the Peace Accords, we present these images: journalism, visual anthropology, and art, which explore beyond the human drama, the causes of war. Museum of the Word and Image, San Salvador, January 16, 2020–?
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://museo.com.sv/2020/02/boletin-informativo-35-enero-2020/
Primary URL Description: The Museum's newsletter of January 2020 provides an account of the exhibition by Richard Cross, curated by the Museum's director.


History in a New Light: Illuminating the Archaeology of Historic Patuxet and Plymouth
Grant details: PW-259002-18
Title: History in a New Light: Illuminating the Archaeology of Historic Patuxet and Plymouth
Curator: Jade Luiz
Abstract: History in a New Light demonstrates how the modern town of Plymouth has been shaped by the ways humans have lived along these shores for thousands of years, and how this land continues to reveal stories of a transcultural Indigenous-Colonial regional society. By using multiple lines of evidence, including archaeology, documentary research, oral history, and fine and decorative arts, the exhibition shows how each thread contributes something unique to Plimoth Plantation’s understanding, re-creation, and interpretation of the past. Rather than a traditional commemorative 400th-anniversary exhibit, History in a New Light is forward-looking and invites visitors to consider how the past serves as a foundation for the future. It is also distinctive as the first major exhibit displaying artifacts from the Wampanoag village of Patuxet and the site of the original 1620 European settlement, which were discovered in 2016 by Project 400 archaeologists, an ongoing archaeological research initiative conducted in partnership with the Andrew Fiske Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Massachusetts - Boston, the Town of Plymouth, and Plimoth Plantation. In addition to finding the first evidence of these overlapping settlements, this research has forced scholars to reevaluate their understanding of daily life in early Plymouth and the nature of colonial and indigenous interactions.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://plimoth.org/learn/multimedia-reference-library/discover-collections-and-archives/collections-archaeology-plimoth#current
Primary URL Description: Plimoth Plantation's Collections and Exhibits webpage


My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today
Grant details: GE-264721-19
Title: My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today
Curator: Ilan Stavans
Abstract: The exhibit features videoed interviews with 31 immigrant and refugee writers from 18 countries. The exhibit explores themes such as "Why Writing?" "Influence" "Language "Process" and "What is 'American?'" The exhibit includes books from each author, a timeline of milestones in U.S. immigration history, and "What is your immigration story?" where visitors share their own family stories of immigration to the United States. The exhibit is complemented by a program series featuring in-person and online events for the public with today's most influential immigrant and refugee writers, and a specially-designed, inquiry-based curriculum for middle and high school students.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://www.my-america.org
Primary URL Description: This URL leads to the virtual My America exhibit that was launched on April 7, 2020.


Butte All Nations German Community
Grant details: PY-263659-19
Title: Butte All Nations German Community
Curator: Madie Westrom,
Abstract: Gold strikes in Montana sparked the first waves of immigration to the territory, and Europeans from many nations were among the hopeful miners drawn to Bannack, Virginia City, Helena, and Butte. With a strong history of silver and copper mining beginning in the 11th century, the first Germans drawn to Butte were miners, including eight prospectors who relocated from Virginia City to a rich mining district near Fairmont, later named German Gulch. Meanwhile, up on the Butte Hill, the Germania Mine yielded a rich return of silver, then zinc and manganese. The early German influence in Butte mining was captured in the original motto for the Montana School of Mines: “Gluck Aüf,” or Good Luck, in German. In 1869 James Ashley, governor of the young territory of Montana, joined the western railroad companies in recruiting immigrants to travel further west as they landed in New York and sending pamphlets to Germany and Scandinavian countries to attract immigrants to Montana. By 1900, there were more than 1,200 German immigrants in Butte. About 25% of these new arrivals found work in the mines, as the city became a melting pot of workers and miners living together in densely built neighborhoods. While German residents were scattered throughout the Mining City, the neighborhood of Williamsburg on the south edge of town became an enclave of Germans who worked at the nearby Colorado Smelter and the German-run breweries. The German stronghold in Williamsburg is still reflected today in its street names – Munich, Berlin, Bavaria, Leipzig and Stuttgart.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.butteallnations.com/german-overview
Primary URL Description: This URL was purchased to create the on-line exhibit. The URL will eventually rest on the Butte-Silver bow Public Archives site.


"Emma's Sitting Room"
Grant details: GI-264528-19
Title: "Emma's Sitting Room"
Curator: Annie Polland
Abstract: Opening Winter 2019, this exhibit situates the genesis of the New Colossus poem in a brownstone sitting room, where the author, Emma Lazarus, immersed herself in the debates and literature of the day. Read and discuss Emma’s words and immerse yourself in the issues of the time.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.ajhs.org/emma-lazarus-project
Primary URL Description: This website brings together multiple grant funded projects under the umbrella of the "Emma Lazarus Project." The project is comprised of the NEH funded exhibition, and a separately funded curriculum and poetry contest. These three projects are designed as stand alone experiences that when combined deepen the public and students engagement with the humanities across disciplines.
Secondary URL: www.ajhs.org
Secondary URL Description: The general AJHS website, which is home to advertising programming, tours and school visits to the exhibit, as well as walking tours.


Massachusetts Debates a Woman’s Right to Vote
Grant details: FT-254705-17
Title: Massachusetts Debates a Woman’s Right to Vote
Curator: Allison Lange
Abstract: For over a century Americans debated whether women should vote. They wondered: was voting compatible with women’s traditional domestic work? If women participated in politics, would men continue as heads of the family? Would women remain virtuous and “feminine” or would they start to look and act like men? In Massachusetts, suffragists were especially powerful. In 1850, Worcester hosted the first national women’s rights convention. Later, Lucy Stone led the nation’s largest suffrage organization and edited the longest-running women’s rights newspaper from her Park Street office. In 1895, fellow Bostonian Josephine Ruffin founded one of the first national groups to advocate for the rights of women of color. Local anti-suffragists proved influential too. Their arguments against extending the vote to women dominated legislative debates and newspaper articles. In 1895, Massachusetts men and women formed the nation’s first organized anti-suffrage association. This online presentation highlights the fight over a woman’s right to vote in Massachusetts by illustrating the arguments made by suffragists and their opponents. Women at the polls might seem unremarkable today; but these contentious campaigns prove that suffragists had to work hard to persuade men to vote to share the ballot. These century-old arguments formed the foundations for today’s debates about gender and politics. Please note: This online presentation was derived from an exhibition, "Can She Do It?": Massachusetts Debates A Woman's Right to Vote, which was on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society between 26 April 2019 and 21 September 2019. This website does not show everything that was part of the exhibition.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: http://www.masshist.org/features/suffrage
Primary URL Description: This is the URL for the digital version of the exhibition.


“Seeing Citizens: Picturing American Women’s Fight for the Vote”
Grant details: FT-254705-17
Title: “Seeing Citizens: Picturing American Women’s Fight for the Vote”
Curator: Allison Lange
Abstract: In response to decades of sexist pictures, suffragists constructed a visual vocabulary that challenged ideas of women’s place in society, expanded notions of citizenship, and laid the foundation for modern media politics. This exhibition presents the images that leading activists wanted the public to see—and some that they wanted to hide. White suffragists portrayed themselves as elite, educated, and moral women. Some aspects of their campaign assured skeptics that the amendment would preserve white supremacy and pose no challenges to the disfranchisement strategies which affected black women and men alike in the Jim Crow South. Lacking funds and support from the white-dominated press, suffragists of color typically employed images on a smaller scale. Their pictures are less familiar but no less powerful. They demonstrate the movement’s breadth, emphasis, and savvy for visual politics. Pro– and anti–women’s rights images offer more than a look at the past: they illustrate the vibrant debates about the status of women in the United States that continue in images today.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://long19.radcliffe.harvard.edu/projects/exhibit_seeingcitizens/
Primary URL Description: Link to digital version of exhibition.