Henry Luce Foundation Is Committed to the Art of Displaying Art (And Why That's Important)
If you're reading this post while, say, eating a nice omelette , I'd like to call your attention to the parsley adorning the plate. We can all agree the parsley makes the meal more enticing. Presentation is everything.
We can also agree—beyond the fact that the omelette analogy was rather forced—that presentation is critical in the curatorial space. There is an art to displaying art. So why don't funders devote more attention to it?
The short answer is that it lacks pizazz. Inside Philanthropy is chock full of posts looking at expensive capital projects, multi-million-dollar donations of collections, and impressive endowment gifts, but we've reported on very few grantmaking efforts toward making the art itself look enticing.
One exception is the Henry Luce Foundation, which just awarded a three-year grant of $825,000 to the Worcester Art Museum to support a series of projects focused on the museum's collection of pre-contemporary American art...