Awards & Fellowships


Art of the Spanish Americas Awards
Awards & Fellowships

Ninel Valderrama Negrón, Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Award Winner

Ninel Valderrama Negrón (PhD Candidate in Romance Studies at Duke University) is awarded a 2020–21 Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Award in the amount of $17,534 to conduct research towards her dissertation ...

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Art of the Spanish Americas Awards
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Lucila Iglesias, Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Award Winner

2020–21 Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Award winner Dr. Lucila Iglesias (post-doctoral fellow at the National Research Council in Argentina and Assistant Professor of Spanish American Art History and Renaissance at the ...

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Art of the Spanish Americas Awards
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Verónica Muñoz-Nájar Luque, Marilynn Thoma Pre-Doctoral Fellow

2019–20 Marilynn Thoma pre-doctoral fellow Verónica Muñoz-Nájar Luque, a PhD candidate at University of California, Berkeley, will receive $45,000 to conduct research on the unexamined imagery of the Amazon communities, collectively referred ...

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Art of the Spanish Americas Awards
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Catalina Ospina, Marilynn Thoma Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Catalina Ospina, a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, will also receive a $45,000 stipend for her 2019–20 Marilynn Thoma pre-doctoral fellowship to support her study of the native Andean image-making ...

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Art of the Spanish Americas Awards
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Katherine Moore McAllen, Marilynn Thoma Post-Doctoral Fellow

The 2019–20 $60,000 post-doctoral Marilynn Thoma fellowship in art of the Spanish Americas is awarded to Katherine Moore McAllen, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande, who will produce a ...

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Art of the Spanish Americas Awards
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Katherine Mills, Marilynn Thoma Pre-Doctoral Fellow

2020–21 Marilynn Thoma pre-doctoral fellow Katherine Mills (PhD Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University) will receive $45,000 to work on her dissertation Unlocking the Cloister through Prayer: ...

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Art of the Spanish Americas Awards
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Aaron M. Hyman, Post-Doctoral Marilynn Thoma Fellow

The 2020–21 Marilynn Thoma post-doctoral fellowship of $60,000 is awarded to Dr. Aaron M. Hyman (Assistant Professor in the Department of the History of Art at Johns Hopkins University), who will produce ...

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Grants for Nonprofit Organizations

Chicago Artist Coalition ENVISION Grant

Launched in 2020, the new ENVISION Grant program is an unrestricted award opportunity for Chicago-based new media artists making time-based work in the fields of digital, electronic, computer, internet, virtual reality, and ...

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Jennifer Cohen, 20th Century Abstract Painting Research Fellow

Jennifer Cohen is the Thoma Foundation’s inaugural Fellow for the 20th Century Abstract Painting Research Fellowship. The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation Research Fellowship in Twentieth-Century Abstract Painting will provide an ...

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Becky Bevins, 20th Century Abstract Painting Research Fellow

Becky Bevins is the Thoma Foundation’s 2017 20th Century Abstract Painting Research Fellow. Read Bevins’ abstract below: “1960s critics writing about Post Painterly abstraction often discussed it in terms of feeling or emotion. ...

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