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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees
Publication Recipients

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Women have long been the creative force behind Native art. Presented in close cooperation with top Native women artists and scholars, Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, the first major exhibition ...

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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Bold Abstractions: Paintings from the Thoma Collection

This major exhibition explores new forms of abstract painting from the 1960s, following the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Highlighting color-based, geometric, and perceptual experiments, this selection of works from the Carl & ...

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Exhibitions
Publication Recipients

Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths

For more than two millennia, ironworking has shaped African cultures in the most fundamental ways. Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths reveals the history of invention and technical sophistication that led ...

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Bold Initiatives Grantees
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Inaugural Bold Initiatives Grant for OPEN HOUSE Initiative

The Thoma Foundation is proud to provide lead support for the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa)’s new OPEN HOUSE initiatives. These initiatives embody the values of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, and ...

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Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art Recipients
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

McKenzie Wark, Established Digital Arts Writer

Established writer who challenges the value systems of internet culture McKenzie Wark is an Australian-born media theorist who teaches at The New School in New York City. Among their books are A Hacker Manifesto (Harvard, ...

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Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art Recipients
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Legacy Russell, Emerging Digital Arts Writer

Emerging writer who advocates black excellence in digital art Legacy Russell is a writer and curator. Born and raised in New York City, she is the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio ...

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Education
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Endowed Position: Marilynn Thoma Associate Curator, Art of the Spanish Americas

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is proud to announce a $2 million permanent endowment for a curatorial position devoted to art of the Spanish Americas at the Blanton Museum of ...

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Art of the Spanish Americas Awards Winners
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

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 Winners
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

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 Winners
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

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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