The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Funds New Visual Culture Program on Caltech Campus
Grant from the Mellon Foundation supports new opportunities for campus community to explore visual arts.
A new visual culture program is about to make Caltech a lot more colorful. From tours of neon art around Los Angeles to campus artists-in-residence, the program will have a little bit for anyone interested in art and its potential for intersecting with science.
The program, the first of its kind at Caltech, is being funded by a grant worth nearly $1 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which is known for its support of the arts and humanities in higher education.
The program, still in the planning stages, will be part of the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) and will include new course offerings, a postdoctoral instructor, artists-in-residence, guest lecturers, and the addition of a visual culture professor to the faculty....