The ADAA Foundation, a distinct but connected entity to the ADAA, was established in 1971 to encourage and promote the appreciation of art and art history through its support of vital scholarship and curatorial research. Generously funded by donations from ADAA member galleries, the Foundation has distributed grants to museums, archives, and arts organizations around the country to advance art historical research and exhibition development. The Foundation was also used to establish the ADAA Relief Fund
to ensure that galleries and non-profit art institutions affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 would be able to recover and remain in business.
Following the Foundation’s recent sale of Alexander Calder’s The Clove, which was gifted to the Foundation upon its inception, the grants program was expanded to focus on the nation’s art museum community. Art museums from around the country with annual operating budgets under five million dollars were invited to apply for grants to advance the development of new exhibitions and research.
2017 Grant Recipients:
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum – The Domestic Plane
Opening May 20, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College – Past Time: Geology in European and American Art
Opening September 21, 2018 – December 9, 2018
Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University – Through a Glass, Darkly: Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt
Opening August 31, 2019 – December 1, 2019
Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University – Stuart Davis and the Modernist Mural: Swing Landscape in Context
Opening August 2020 – December 2020