Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Mellon Grant To New Museum Supports Contemporary Art Scholarship
The New Museum has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand scholarship on emerging art and ideas.
The grant will support the special position of Research Fellow, underwrite a combination of public and private seminars advancing research around new and evolving issues in contemporary art, and also help support the relaunch of the Museum’s seminal Critical Anthology Series, which presents cultural debates and interdisciplinary discussions around timely and urgent topics in contemporary art.
“Major funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help fuel a big leap in contemporary art scholarship,” said Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director. “The Foundation’s support previously enabled us to launch our Digital Archive, a groundbreaking record of the Museum’s thirty-seven year programmatic history. With this new award, we will be able to relaunch our historically important publication series under the editorial leadership of Johanna Burton, and strengthen the New Museum’s position as a site of learning, teaching, and research.”...