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Find information below about all of the Thoma Foundation’s previous grantees, award winners, and fellowship recipients. Sort by category using the tags below to refine your search. 

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Art of the Spanish Americas Awards Winners
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

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 Winners
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

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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Awards & Fellowship Recipients
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

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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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI

In today’s AI-driven world, increasingly organized and shaped by algorithms that track, collect, and evaluate our data, the question of what it means to be human has shifted. Uncanny Valley is the ...

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Education
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

College Art Association’s Annual Conference Pay-as-you-Wish Program

The Thoma Foundation is proud to support College Art Association (CAA)’s Annual Conference in Chicago by providing a Pay-as-You-Wish day on Friday, February 14. Pay-as-You-Wish day enables the general public to pay a suggested ...

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Nonprofit Organization Grantees
Publication Recipients

Multiplied: Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art, 1959–1965

Multiplied: Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art, 1959-1965 edited by Meredith Malone accompanies the exhibition of the same name at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at the Washington University in ...

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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees
Publication Recipients

With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is proud to provide major support for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ upcoming exhibit With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985, ...

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Nonprofit Organization Grantees
Publication Recipients

Pat Passlof: The Brush is the Finger of the Brain

Pat Passlof: The Brush Is the Finger of the Brain is a survey exhibition of the paintings of Pat Passlof (1928-2011), featuring an accompanying catalogue supported by the Thoma Foundation. Spanning a period ...

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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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