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Division Of Public Programs

400 7th Street, SW

Washington, D.C. 20506

Publicpgms@neh.gov
202/606-8269

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Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations, Fiscal Year 2010-2014


Fiscal Year 2010








Chairman’s Special Awards
Soul of a People/Soul of a Place

Stone Soup Productions, Inc.

Washington, DC

Award: Outright; $50,000

Planning a web-based platform to engage young people in exploring the Federal Writers Project and the world of the 1930s, including virtual reality, gaming, and social networking.
The 1968 Project

Minnesota Historical Society

St. Paul, MN

Award: Outright; $850,000

Implementation for a traveling exhibition, a website, and public programs about Americans in the 1960s with a projected opening date of October 2011.
Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives: Poetry-Drama-Dialogue

Aquila Theatre Company Inc.

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $800,000

Implementation of a national program series exploring classical literature, to be presented at 100 libraries and performing arts centers in 20 states.
Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

Folger Shakespeare Library

Washington, DC

Award: Outright; $626,964

Implementation of a traveling museum exhibition and a traveling library panel exhibition, public programs, and a website on the history and influence of the King James version of the Bible.
Planning Grants
Children of the Plumed Serpent: Art and Ritual of Mesoamerica's Late Antiquity

Museum Associates

Los Angeles, CA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and programs on the cultural and artistic traditions in Mesoamerica during the Postclassic period (AD 1000–1521) and their transformation through the Colonial period to the present.
Toward Justice for All: Learning from the Japanese American World War II Experience

Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Award: Outright; $50,000

Planning of a new long-term exhibition exploring the diverse experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs about the history of Coney Island and its depiction in art and popular culture over the last 150 years.
Continuity & Change: African American Life and Culture on a Barrier Island of GA: 1760-1900

Ossabaw Island Foundation

Savannah, GA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for an interpretive exhibit, outdoor signs, off-site interpretation, and education programs concerning an African American community on Ossabaw Island, its continuities and changes from enslavement to emancipation and into the 20th century.
Families and History: Past Times, Present Places, and Imagining the Future

Chicago History Museum

Chicago, IL

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning to develop a museum-wide framework for family learning about Chicago and urban history, incorporating exhibitions, programming, and digital products.
Encounters with(in) Africa

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts

Minneapolis, MN

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for the reinstallation and reinterpretation of the African Galleries.
From Bluegrass to Broadway: A Film History of America's Popular Music

Tribeca Film Institute

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $65,000

Planning of a six-part series of programs in collaboration with the American Library Association exploring American musical tradition in the 20th century to be offered at 50 libraries.
Immigration Sites of Conscience

International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $50,000

Planning of nationwide public dialogues on immigration, past and present, both online and onsite at historic sites and museums that interpret immigration history.
Medicinal Plants: Ancient Culture to Modern Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, NY

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a multiformat traveling exhibition and public programs that explore how plants have shaped the trajectory of medicine throughout the world.
Mining in the Adirondacks

Adirondack Museum

Blue Mountain Lake, NY

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning of a permanent exhibition on the history of mining in the Adirondacks along with an interactive website, curriculum development, and public programs.
The Freedom to Move: Addressing Immigration, Emigration, and Forced Migration in U.S. History

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $42,940

Planning of a traveling exhibition and a companion website that examine migration and mobility as enduring themes in U.S. history.
Interpreting Ohio's Little Cities of Black Diamonds Microregion: The Untold Story of the Hocking Valley Coal Era

Ohio University, Athens

Athens, OH

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a place-based interpretation of the Hocking Valley Coal Era (1870–1930) and the pioneering role of miners in the formation of the United Mine Workers of America.
The Realm of the Condor: Wari, the Art of a Pre-Inca Empire

Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, OH

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a traveling exhibition and a publication on the art of the Wari Empire which flourished in highland Peru from about AD 750 to AD 1000.
The Navajo Basket Renaissance

Utah Museum of Natural History

Salt Lake City, UT

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a large temporary exhibition, a scaled-down traveling exhibit, a website, a catalogue, and programs on the resurgence of Navajo story baskets as a distinctive art form.
Implementation Grants
Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles, CA

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a symposium, a catalog, and public programs about Islamic art from the eighth to the 19th century in the context of gift-giving at Islamic courts.
Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a website, an international symposium, a catalog, and programs on the sculptures of Xiangtangshan caves in China.
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women: Library Outreach Programs

American Library Association

Chicago, IL

Award: Outright; $185,000

Reading, viewing, and discussion programs at 30 libraries examining themes in 19th-century American history and literature, built around a documentary film and companion biography of author Louisa May Alcott.
The Meaning of Service: Building the Practice of Humanities-Based Reflection at the Core of Volunteer Service

Illinois Humanities Council

Chicago, IL

Award: Outright; $350,000

Implementation of a national reading and discussion program for people involved in volunteer service, using works of literature to explore issues central to the nature of public service.
Prime Time Family Reading: Multicultural Outreach

Prime Time Family Reading

New Orleans, LA

Award: Outright; $250,000

Reading and discussion programs for underserved families at libraries in five states, exploring humanities themes through children's literature.
Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture, and American Jewish Identity

Jewish Museum of Maryland

Baltimore, MD

Award: Outright; $100,000 Match; $150,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition and related publication, programs, and online resources examining Jewish American foodways.
Dialogue in the Humanities

Unity Productions Foundation

Silver Spring, MD

Award: Outright; $350,000

Implementation of a series of film screening and discussion programs in 15 cities, accompanied by an interactive website and a CD-ROM exploring the humanities issues raised by Prince Among Slaves, an NEH-funded documentary film.
Story Talk

People and Stories Gente Y Cuentos Inc.

Trenton, NJ

Award: Outright; $300,000

Bilingual reading and discussion programs for at-risk youth at 20 library venues in 12 states.
The Ancient Ohio Trail: A Media-Enhanced Cultural Heritage Experience

Ohio State University Research Foundation

Columbus, OH

Award: Outright; $400,000

Implementation of a website and ancillary downloadable materials interpreting the major earthworks of the Ohio River region, focusing especially on heritage driving tours.
Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Supplement

National Constitution Center

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $167,552

An additional copy of the “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” traveling exhibition that will visit 25 public and academic libraries across the United States. The original award provided for the production of one exhibition copy for 25 libraries. With the supplement, two copies of the exhibition will travel to a total of 50 libraries.
Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Supplement

National Constitution Center

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $1,160,502

To support fabrication of nine copies of a panel exhibition exploring the Civil War as a constitutional crisis, which will travel to 200 communities, as well as to selected National Park Service battlefield sites, through 2015.
Native Voices: People of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau

Utah Museum of Natural History

Salt Lake City, UT

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a long-term exhibition focused on the history, geography, linguistics, and contemporary life of the indigenous people of Utah.
Interpreting the Interstates: How Highways Changed Rural America's Sense of Place

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

Award: Outright; $200,000

Implementation of a multiformat project analyzing the history of interstate highways in Vermont (1956–80). Formats would include an interactive website, a banner exhibition, permanent roadside signage, a book, and public programming.
Mulberry Row and the Landscape of Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.

Charlottesville, VA

Award: Outright; $280,000 Match; $100,000

Implementation of 17 interpretive stations along Mulberry Row where enslaved people lived and worked at Monticello with emphasis on individuals, families, and work in the context of Jefferson's era.
Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student Service Learning Project

Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership

Waterford, VA

Award: Outright; $0 Match; $300,000

Implementation of a project for middle school students to research, script, and produce vodcasts that interpret 13 Civil War National Parks for visitors.


Fiscal Year 2011








Planning Grants
Journeys and Destinies: Settling the Southwest

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Award: Outright; $30,000

Planning for a new long-term installation that would encapsulate the 13,000-year-old history of human habitation in Arizona, using the idea of migration as a main theme and connecting that history to contemporary native cultures.
Before Silicon Valley: A Migrant Path to Mexican American Civil Rights

San Jose State University Foundation

San Jose, CA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a traveling exhibition and associated programs on the history of the Mexican Americans in the Santa Clara valley from 1920 through 1960.
In the Wake of the Whalers: American Identity and Worldview as Shaped by our Whaling Heritage

Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic, CT

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a long-term exhibition with traveling components to various New England ports, a website, and program activities on board a historic whaling ship.
New Visions for African Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore, MD

Award: Outright; $30,000

Planning for a reinstallation of the museum's permanent collection of African art with a thematic and cross-cultural approach.
Asia and the New World: Global Exchange and Artistic Influence in the Colonial Americas, 1500-1800

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston, MA

Award: Outright; $60,000

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, new media interpretive materials, and public programs about the impact of trade with Asia on artistic production in North, Central, and South America from 1500 to 1800.
From Time to Time: 100 Years of Change in Boston

Boston Children's Museum

Boston, MA

Award: Outright; $0 Match; $75,000

Planning of a new 3,500-square-foot permanent exhibition about the ways in which international cultures have interacted in Boston from 1913 to the present.
American Activism: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews

American Jewish Historical Society

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $30,000

Planning for a 3,000-square-foot traveling exhibition, a traveling panel exhibition for libraries, and a public conference examining the American Soviet Jewry Movement.
Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations: A Study of Mixed-Heritage Families in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn, NY

Award: Outright; $50,000

Planning of a website including exhibits and online scholar-led discussions, and related public programs about understanding, in historical perspective, the overlapping cultural identities of families of mixed race, ethnicity, or nationality.
Highlife to Hiplife

Museum for African Art

Long Island City, NY

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a multimedia traveling exhibition examining the musical, visual, and socio-cultural aspects of hip hop in Africa.
Hudson River School Art Trail

Greene County Historical Society, Thomas Cole Site

Catskill, NY

Award: Outright; $16,000 Match; $32,000

Planning for online and handheld interpretive formats that will allow visitors to make on-site comparisons between paintings by Thomas Cole and the actual landscapes from which he worked.
Muslim Worlds

Children's Museum of Manhattan

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning of a traveling exhibition and cultural programming on Muslim worlds.
Planning Multi-Sensory Interpretation for Weeksville’s Historic Hunterfly Road Houses

Society for the Preservation of Weeksville/Bedford-Stuyvesant History

Brooklyn, NY

Award: Outright; $30,000

Planning for multisensory interpretive elements at three historic houses in Weeksville, an historic African American community.
Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits: Injury, Death, and Healing in Civil War Philadelphia

College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $39,962

Planning for a 1,000-square-foot permanent exhibition, a website, and educational programs that would provide an intimate understanding of military injuries in the Civil War, including wounding, death, and long-term legacies.
Shared Stories: Development of Oral History Programming about the Kennedy Assassination

Dallas County Historical Foundation

Dallas, TX

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning of oral history-based theater and digital activities for use at the museum, schools, and community venues about evidentiary characteristics of first-person accounts surrounding the Kennedy assassination and what these can teach us about the nature of historical memory.
Evidence of Contraband

Hampton University

Hampton, VA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning of a digital interpretive portal and a physical exhibition examining life at the African American Civil War refugee camp in Hampton, Virginia.
Implementation Grants
Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico

Museum Associates

Los Angeles, CA

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs on artistic trends in Mesoamerica from 950 through 1521 CE and on the persistence of native traditions and identity after the Spanish conquest.
Music Unwound

Pacific Symphony

Santa Ana, CA

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of orchestra performances, a CD, and related programs exploring the history and culture informing works by Dvorak and Copland.
New Deal Murals of San Francisco

Northern California Public Broadcasting, Inc.

San Francisco, CA

Award: Outright; $250,000

Implementation of cross-media walking tours and related programming using television, a website, and mobile applications to explore the history of some of the city's New Deal-era murals as examples of public art within the social and political context of that period.
Bible Odyssey: Exploring People, Places, and Passages

Society of Biblical Literature

Decatur, GA

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of an interactive website that would bring nonsectarian biblical scholarship to the general public.
Mark of the Mississippians: A Multi-Platform Digital Media Project

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Collinsville, IL

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a website on the history of the archaeological Mississippian sites of Cahokia, Moundville, Etowah, and Spiro, containing streaming media, virtual tours of the sites, and downloadable trail tours.
1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana

Conner Prairie Museum, Inc.

Fishers, IN

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a long-term multimedia visitor immersion experience for families about the mixed social and political responses of southern Indiana to an actual Confederate cavalry raid.
Crossroads of War Website Improvement (Supplement)

Frederick Community College

Frederick, MD

Award: Outright; $24,815

Enhancement and expansion of a website in order to explore more comprehensively and in greater depth the Civil War in the interior of the mid-Atlantic region.
Civility and American Democracy

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Boston, MA

Award: Outright; $400,000

Implementation of a two-day public forum and related debates, with broadcast and digital media dissemination, about the meaning of civility and its role in the functioning of American democracy.
Guastavino Vaulting: Palaces for the People

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Award: Outright; $350,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition that examines the work of Spanish immigrant builder Rafael Guastavino, whose innovations transformed American architecture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
From Bluegrass to Broadway: A Film History of America's Popular Music

Tribeca Film Institute

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $350,000

Implementation of a six-part series of public programs in collaboration with the American Library Association exploring American musical traditions in the 20th century to be held at 50 libraries.
Revolution!: The Atlantic World Reborn

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $400,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition and educational initiative exploring the transformation in the world's politics and culture between 1763 and 1815 with particular focus on three globally influential revolutions in America, France, and Haiti.
Making Meaning of May 4th: The Kent State Shootings in American History

Kent State University Main Campus

Kent, OH

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a long-term exhibition about the 1970 shooting of Kent State University students by National Guardsmen within the context of national anti-war protest, politics, and youth culture and subsequent litigation about First Amendment rights.
Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $250,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, a children's book, and public programs on African American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner.
Lords of Time, the Maya, and 2012

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $200,000 Match; $200,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a podcast guide, online resources, educational materials, and a publication on the ancient and modern Maya concepts of time, based on recent archaeology findings at Copán.
Museum Without Walls: Audio

Fairmount Park Art Association

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $40,000 Match; $130,000

Implementation of a multiplatform interpretive audio program for 36 outdoor sculptures in Philadelphia.
Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story

Carnegie Institute Museum of Art

Pittsburgh, PA

Award: Outright; $100,000 Match; $150,000

Implementation of a multimedia traveling exhibition examining the work of African American photographer Teenie Harris of Pittsburgh.
La Belle Shipwreck Project

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Austin, TX

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a long-term installation using the explorer Robert La Salle's ship, La Belle, as the centerpiece for an examination of the history, politics, science, and cultural encounters in the region in the 17th century.
Shaping America: Machines and Machinists at Work

American Precision Museum, Inc.

Windsor, VT

Award: Outright; $340,000

Implementation of a permanent exhibit and related programs exploring how precision manufacturing influenced the course of American history and emphasized motivations, rapid industrialization, U.S. emergence as a world power, and the development of consumer culture.
Intersections

Chippewa Valley Museum

Eau Claire, WI

Award: Outright; $200,000 Match; $50,000

Implementation of Intersections, a new permanent exhibition that would chronicle the history of community formation and immigration in Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley.

Fiscal Year 2012








Planning Grants
Benton, Hollywood, and History

Museum Associates

Los Angeles, CA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs on American artist Thomas Hart Benton and how his history paintings and narrative art were influenced by popular Hollywood film.
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park Visitor Center Plan

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

Santa Barbara, CA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for interpretive exhibitions and programs in a newly constructed visitor center about the history of Santa Barbara.
Shakespeare in His World—and Ours

Folger Shakespeare Library

Washington, DC

Award: Outright; $75,000

Planning for two traveling exhibitions, a catalog, a website, and public programs on William Shakespeare and the ways that his life and work have been re-imagined over time.
Impressions of a Lost World

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association

Deerfield, MA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a website, mobile applications, hand-held digital and print tours, public programs, and educational materials about the early nineteenth-century discovery of dinosaur tracks in the Connecticut River Valley and the impact of this discovery on American thought and culture.
New Bedford: The Commercial and Industrial Evolution of an American Port City

New Bedford Whaling Museum

New Bedford, MA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a long-term exhibition, public programs, and educational materials on the history of commerce and industry in New Bedford, Massachusetts, following the decline of whaling, the city's founding industry.
Reinterpreting a Late 19th-Century Collection for New Audiences and a New Century

Springfield Library and Museums Association

Springfield, MA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for the reinstallation of its core collections to illustrate how this museum exemplifies Gilded Age America's ideas about civic philanthropy and museums as engines of democratic education.
Jade: China's Immortal Stone

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Kansas City, MO

Award: Outright; $60,000

Planning for a traveling exhibition tracing the evolution of the meaning of jade in China from prehistoric times to the present.
The Armory Show at 100: The New Art Spirit Interpretive Website

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $50,000

Planning for an interactive website about the 1913 Armory Show in New York and its significance in the cultural, political, and historical context of the period.
Crafting Freedom

Duke University

Durham, NC

Award: Outright; $60,000

Planning of two versions of a traveling exhibition that would present the biographies of 12 individuals to tell the history of African Americans in the antebellum South
The Art of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $60,000

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a scholarly catalog, and public and educational programs on the art and culture of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea.
The William Still Digital History Project

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $60,000

Planning of an interactive website on the history of the Underground Railroad through the interpretation of William Still's document collection at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Between the Waters: Hobcaw Barony Website Planning Project

ETV Endowment of South Carolina

Spartanburg, SC

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a website, a virtual tour, and educational materials about the history of Bernard Baruch's rural estate in coastal South Carolina, its African American residents, and its legacy for regional land conservation.
Enduring Legacies of the Great Plains: The Paul Dyck Collection

Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Cody, WY

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and programs on Plains Indian cultures as documented in a collection of materials from the pre-reservation and early reservation periods.
Implementation Grants
Souls Seeking Safety: Interpreting the Underground Railroad Experience in Indiana

Indiana State Museum Foundation, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a long-term multimedia exhibition and docent training at an Underground Railroad site covering Quaker abolitionist and Free Labor economic resistance to slavery as well as first-person stories of fugitive African Americans.
It's a Small World After All: Global Citizenship Education for the 21st Century

Prime Time Family Reading

New Orleans, LA

Award: Outright; $355,383

Implementation of a new library reading and discussion series for at-risk families in five states about why globalization requires a new universal empathy for humankind in today's citizens.
Maine in the Civil War: Making Connections though the Humanities and Digital History

Maine Humanities Council

Portland, ME

Award: Outright; $348,946

Implementation of a series of multiformat programs about the history and legacy of the Civil War in Maine.
Reinstallation of American Art at The Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore, MD

Award: Outright; $126,500 Match; $181,500

Implementation of the reinstallation of the galleries of American fine and decorative art.
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil

ConVida - Popular Arts of the Americas

Detroit, MI

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, a website, and public programs on the folk art of the people of the Northeast region in Brazil whose culture is a unique blend of African, European, and Amerindian traditions.
Material Journeys: African Art in Motion

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts

Minneapolis, MN

Award: Outright; $352,000

Implementation of a reinstallation of the museum's collection of African art, new interactive interpretive components, and public programs focusing on the social context of the art and the ways in which it reveals the exchange of ideas with other cultures.
The American Revolution on the Frontier

Missouri Historical Society

St. Louis, MO

Award: Outright; $400,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a publication, a website, and programs on the unfolding of the American Revolution in the Midwest, especially its impact on the formation of cultural identities.
Nebraska Chautauqua: Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America

Nebraska Humanities Council

Lincoln, NE

Award: Outright; $136,400 Match; $80,000

Implementation of a three-year Chautauqua program in seven rural Nebraska communities on issues connected to significant legislative acts that shaped the settlement of the region.
Behind Closed Doors: Power and Privilege at Home in Spanish America

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Brooklyn, NY

Award: Outright; $311,129

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a scholarly catalog, and online materials that explore the private life of creole and indigenous elites in Spanish colonial America and how identity, social status, and ambition were communicated by the art and luxury objects they chose to display in their homes.
Civil War 150: Exploring the War and its Meaning Through the Words of Those Who Lived It

Library of America

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $500,000

Implementation of a multiformat project that would encourage public exploration of the transformative impact and contested meanings of the Civil War through the words of a wide variety of first-hand participants.
Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations: A Study of Mixed-Heritage Families in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn, NY

Award: Outright; $378,067

Implementation of a website, an oral history project, and public programs about individuals and families of mixed racial, ethnic, and cultural heritage and the place of "cultural hybridity" in United States history.
Installation and Interpretation of the Carriage Museum's "Streets of New York" and "Carriages for Sport and Pleasure"

Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages

Stony Brook, NY

Award: Outright; $286,014

Implementation of the reinstallation of two long-term exhibitions with audio tours about the social and economic history of horse-drawn transportation in New York City circa 1900.
Cleveland Museum of Art's Exhibition: Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes

Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, OH

Award: Outright; $352,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, programs, and a website on the arts of the Wari, a major Andean civilization and the first empire in that region between AD 600 and 1000.
Prohibition

National Constitution Center

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $400,000

Implementation of a multiformat project about the history of Prohibition in America.
Renovation of the Lorraine Motel Permanent Exhibits

National Civil Rights Museum

Memphis, TN

Award: Outright; $352,000

Implementation of a new 14,500-square-foot permanent exhibition on the history of African American efforts to gain freedom and equality and the interpretation of the Lorraine Motel historic site at the National Civil Rights Museum.
Hidden Histories on America's Front Lawn: mobile.mallhistory.us

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Award: Outright; $304,565

Implementation of a mobile tour and website on the history and culture of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Moton 2011: The Permanent Exhibition, Phase II, Audio/Visual Components, Galleries II-VI

Robert R. Moton Museum Inc.

Farmville, VA

Award: Outright; $350,000

Implementation of multimedia components for a long-term exhibition about one African American high school's struggle to achieve racial integration, which became part of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka."


Fiscal Year 2013








Planning Grants
Imagining Salinas Chinatown: Intercultural Dialogues of History and Meaning

California State University, Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a 1,293-square-foot permanent exhibition, a digital walking tour, and intercultural dialogues for a new museum at the Salinas Chinatown Cultural Center and Museum.
U.S. Citizenship in the 21st Century

American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education

Washington, DC

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning of four public program modules to promote community discussion of major topics relating to citizenship in the 21st century.
Points of Contact: Cultures in Collusion

Friends of Iolani Palace

Honolulu, HI

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning of a series of permanent exhibits at Iolani Palace exploring the complex story of Hawaii and its contact with Europe, Asia, and the United States in the late 19th century.
African Americans in Early Rural New England

Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association

Deerfield, MA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for multiformat prototypes (website, maps, iPad tablet tour, exhibits, archaeological field school, and other public programs) that uncover some of the forgotten history of African Americans in early rural New England.
Asia in Amsterdam Exhibition Planning Grant

Peabody Essex Museum

Salem, MA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, an online publication, and programs exploring the global reach of the Dutch Republic in the 17th and 18th centuries and the role that Asian art and culture played in Dutch life.
Islamic Africa: Art and Architecture

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts

Minneapolis, MN

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning of a traveling exhibition examining the social and historical significance of the diverse forms of Islamic art and architecture that have developed in Africa over the last 1,500 years.
Possum Town: Pictures of a Place in the American South

University Libraries, University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, MO

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning of a traveling exhibition of 55 to 75 large-format photographs, a website, and related public and scholarly programming that examine the lives of blacks and whites in the rural, racially segregated community of Columbus, Mississippi.
Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television

Jewish Museum

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, a website and programs about the influence of avant-garde art on the development of network television from the early 1940s through the mid 1960s.
The House on Henry Street: Settlements, Public Health, and Social Reform

Henry Street Settlement

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for an interactive web-based and in-person interpretation of the Henry Street Settlement, plus associated walking tours, school programs, and lectures.
Ohio’s Ten Tribes

Ohio Historical Society

Columbus, OH

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a 5,000-square-foot permanent exhibition, a website, and educational materials examining the forced removal of ten Native American tribes from Ohio in the early 19th century and the historical and contemporary impact on these tribes.
Columbia Currents: Confluence Project Interactive Website

Confluences

Vancouver, WA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning of a website that examines Native American history and culture at six sites along the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon.
Implementation Grants
Music Unwound

Pacific Symphony

Santa Ana, CA

Award: Outright; $300,000

A series of multimedia performances and related symposia on the music of Anton Dvorak (1841-1904) and Charles Ives (1874-1954).
Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers: The 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan

Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic, CT

Award: Outright; $450,000

Implementation of a long-term exhibition, a website, and public programs at the Mystic Seaport Museum that examine the broad economic, social, and cultural impact of whaling.
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008

Wadsworth Atheneum

Hartford, CT

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs about the history of Coney Island and its depiction in art and popular culture over the last 150 years.
Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry: A Traveling Exhibit and Public Programs for Libraries about the Dust Bowl

American Library Association

Chicago, IL

Award: Outright; $263,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition and public programs for 40 libraries examining the history and impact of the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the National Museum of Mexican Art’s Permanent Collection

National Museum of Mexican Art

Chicago, IL

Award: Outright; $125,000

Implementation of the reinstallation of the permanent exhibition, a catalog, and educational programs exploring Mexican art and culture on both sides of the American border.
Engaging New Installation of African Art at The Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore, MD

Award: Outright; $150,000 Match; $125,000

Implementation of the reinstallation of the African art collection and related digital interpretive tools.
Pearls on a String: Artist and Patron in the Islamic World

Walters Art Museum

Baltimore, MD

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and programs that present the arts of Islamic cultures from the point of view of patrons and artists from various historical periods across the Islamic world.
Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion: Exhibition and Educational Initiative

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of an exhibition and educational initiative exploring the Chinese American experience.
City at Sea: USS Intrepid

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $260,000 Match; $40,000

Implementation of a long-term, multimedia interpretation of nine restored spaces aboard the Intrepid Museum’s historic aircraft carrier.
Muslim Cultures

Children’s Museum of Manhattan

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $300,000

A museum exhibition and related public programs exploring how cultural traditions, faith, and history have shaped the lives of Muslims in the United States and internationally.
Muslim Voices

New York Council for the Humanities

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $195,000

Implementation of a multisession facilitated reading and discussion series at 40 venues involving twelve books on Muslim culture and the distribution of these books to an additional 200 venues.
National Dialogues on Immigration

International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $275,000

Implementation of guided dialogue programs on immigration and American citizenship to be held at 20 immigration, civil rights, and ethnic identity museums across the country.
YouStories: Classics, Conversation, Connection

Aquila Theatre Company Inc.

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of scholar-led reading/performance and discussion programs in 20 locations, a website, and a mobile app focused on the ways classical Greek and Roman drama continue to resonate today for veteran and public audiences.
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Duke University

Durham, NC

Award: Outright; $120,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition and a catalog on African American painter Archibald Motley in the context of early-20th-century modernism.
Art of the Joseon Dynasty: Treasures from the National Museum of Korea

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $450,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, a website, and public programs on the art of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).
Chasing Dreams

National Museum of American Jewish History

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of an artifact-based traveling exhibition, a smaller panel version to be displayed in baseball parks, a catalogue, a website, and related public programs.
Cooperative Agreement
The Long Road: America’s Civil Rights Story

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $817,670

The distribution of four NEH-funded films on Civil Rights history (“The Abolitionists,” “Slavery by Another Name,” “Freedom Riders” and “The Loving Story”) accompanied by a website, educational resources, and discussion guides, to public libraries and schools to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. history.
Supplement
America’s Music: A Film History of Our Music from Bluegrass to Broadway Supplement

Tribeca Film Institute

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $75,000


Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning Through the Words of Those Who Lived It Supplement

Library of America

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $125,000


Fiscal Year 2014








Planning Grants
At.owu and Art: Fifty Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Treasures

Sealaska Heritage Foundation

Juneau, AK

Award: Outright; $60,000

Planning of a traveling exhibition of art from the Alaska Native tribes of the Tlingit, the Haida, and the Tsimshian.
Nature, History, and Culture at the Nation's Edge

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

Award: Outright; $60,000

Planning a multiformat interpretation of the cultures, history, and physical landscapes of the Arizona-Sonora borderlands region through a website, a traveling exhibition, and public programs.
Pacific Worlds

Oakland Museum of California

Oakland, CA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a traveling exhibition to present California's place in the late 19th- and early 20th-century Pacific world, and to reflect on museum collection and exhibition practices.
Uncovering Hidden History: WWII Internment of Japanese Latin Americans

National Japanese American Historical Society

San Francisco, CA

Award: Outright; $38,400

Planning a digital museum and nationwide public dialogues on the imprisonment of Japanese Latin Americans in U.S. internment camps during World War II.
Vox Humana: The Studs Terkel Radio Archive

WTTW


Chicago, IL

Award: Outright; $60,000

Planning for an interactive, interpretive website that would allow the public to access the nearly 5,000 oral histories conducted by journalist Studs Terkel as part of his long-running radio show.
World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean Museum Exhibition

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL

Award: Outright; $60,000

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and programming exploring the unique, transcultural aesthetic of Swahili art from the 16th century to the present.

Community, Conflict, Collaboration: Moving beyond Two Peoples, One Story at Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation, Inc.

Plymouth, MA

Award: Outright; $60,000

Development of an interpretive plan for all the living history sites at Plimoth Plantation for the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower voyage in 2020.
Pages from the Past: Illuminated Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts in Boston-area Collections

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning of an exhibition, a catalog, a website, educational programs, and an international conference on illuminated manuscripts dating from the 9th to the 16th century.
Archaic Chinese Bronzes at the MIA

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts

Minneapolis, MN

Award: Outright; $60,000

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, public programs, and a symposium about ancient Chinese bronzes dating from 1600 B.C to 200 A.D.
Becoming American: A Film History of Our Immigration Experience

Tribeca Film Institute

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a six-part public program of film screenings, lectures, and scholar-led discussions on the history and impact of immigration in the United States.
Lives Unearthed: A History of Women in American Paleontology

Museum of the Earth and Paleontological Research Institution

Ithaca, NY

Award: Outright; $60,000

Planning of a traveling exhibition on the history of under-appreciated contributions of women to the field of paleontology in the United States.
The Vietnam War

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $75,000

Planning of a traveling exhibition, an exhibition publication, and related curriculum materials about the Vietnam War, considering both the home front and the war front.
Thomas Cole Historic Site Interpretation

Thomas Cole Historic House

Catskill, NY

Award: Outright; $30,000 Match; $10,000

Planning for a multimedia reinterpretation of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the home and studio of the founder of the 19th-century Hudson River School of American landscape painting.
The Spiro Mounds Exhibit

Gilcrease Museum Management Trust

Tulsa, OK

Award: Outright; $40,000

Planning for a traveling exhibition about Spiro Mounds, a major Mississippian archaeological site in Oklahoma significantly looted in the 1930s.
Implementation Grants
Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage Exhibition

Anchorage Museum Association

Anchorage, AK

Award: Outright; $40,000 Match; $35,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition on James Cook's Third Voyage (1776–80), focusing on his travels around the Northwest coast and his attempt to find the Northwest Passage.
Kachemak Bay, Alaska: An Exploration of People and Place

Pratt Museum

Homer, AK

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a permanent exhibition to explore the interconnectedness of people and place in the Kachemak Bay region of Alaska.
Installation and Interpretation of "Cabinet of Art and Curiosities"

Wadsworth Atheneum

Hartford, CT

Award: Outright; $400,000

Implementation of a permanent, interdisciplinary gallery that will introduce visitors to the phenomenon of the cabinet of art and curiosities, a form of collecting that flourished in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Shakespeare and his First Folio

Folger Shakespeare Library

Washington, DC

Award: Outright; $500,000

Implementation of a national traveling exhibition featuring an original copy of Shakespeare's First Folio, interpretive panels on the history of the First Folio, and related public programming.
Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957

The Institute of Contemporary Art

Boston, MA

Award: Outright; $300,000 Match; $100,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs about Black Mountain College in North Carolina, an experimental liberal arts college that played a vital role in the creation of American culture during the post-World War II era.
Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood

Peabody Essex Museum

Salem, MA

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a major exhibition that explores the work of American artist Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975).
Art of American Dance

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit, MI

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition exploring the ways in which American visual art from 1820 to 1960 depicted and was inspired by dance.
Islamic Africa: Art and Architecture

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts

Minneapolis, MN

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, an online exhibition, programs, and a colloquium examining the diverse forms of Islamic art and architecture that have developed in Africa over the last 1,300 years.
The Red that Colored the World

International Folk Art Foundation

Santa Fe, NM

Award: Outright; $400,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs about the history and global significance of cochineal, an insect-based dye source whose origins date to the pre-Columbian Americas.
103 Orchard Street Website

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a web-based virtual tour and public programs at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum that examine post-World War II immigration through the experiences of three families that resided at 103 Orchard Street from the 1950s through the 1980s.
Frida Kahlo's Garden: A Humanities Exhibition on Kahlo's Connection to Plants and Nature

New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, NY

Award: Outright; $460,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, public programs, tours, and a scholarly symposium that explore the intersections of nature, history, and identity in the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
Jacob Riis and His Photographs: Revealing New York's "Other Half"

Museum of the City of New York

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $181,103 Match; $40,000

Implementation of a museum exhibition and public programs about photographer Jacob Riis (1849–a1914).
The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

New York, NY

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and programs examining tapestries produced in the 17th century by the private workshop in Rome founded by the Barberini, the family of Pope Urban VIII.
Inventing American Still Life, 1800-1960

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia, PA

Award: Outright; $300,000

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and programs about the development of American still life painting.
Between the Waters: Hobcaw Barony Website Project

ETV Endowment of South Carolina

Spartanburg, SC

Award: Outright; $294,154

Implementation of a website, an interactive virtual tour, and supporting programs interpreting the natural and social history of Hobcaw Barony, the South Carolina estate of Bernard Baruch.
Chattanooga History Center: Installation of New Permanent Exhibition

Chattanooga History Center

Chattanooga, TN

Award: Outright; $400,000

Implementation of a permanent, multimedia exhibition on the history of Chattanooga, Tennessee, with an emphasis on the role of the city in a national context.
To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade

Library of Virginia Foundation

Richmond, VA

Award: Outright; $100,000



Implementation of a traveling and an online exhibition, educational workshops, and a one-day symposium examining the American domestic slave trade through the paintings and engravings of British artist Eyre Crowe (1824–1901).





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