The Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, NC, has been awarded grants by two national foundations: $80,000 from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and $10,000 from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.
The Warhol Foundation grant will support two major exhibitions: “Diana Al-Hadid” (February 9 – May 5, 2013) and “Nancy Rubins: Fifteen Years of Flying High” (February 10 – May 6, 2014). The Firestone Graham Foundation award will support the catalogue for “Diana Al-Hadid”. Both projects enhance and expand upon the Weatherspoon’s long reputation for producing thought-provoking exhibitions.
“I was absolutely ecstatic to hear the news,” said Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions of the Weatherspoon, “We are truly honored by the Warhol and Firestone Graham Foundation’s recognition of our commitment to presenting the best and most innovative contemporary art.“
Al-Hadid’s exhibition in Spring 2013 will be her first solo museum survey and will be accompanied by the first monograph on her work. Rubin’s exhibition in Spring 2014 will be the first to consider the relationships between the artist’s work on paper and her sculpture, as well as other aspects of her art that have been given little attention.
“The support of the Warhol and Firestone Graham Foundations means the world to us. With dwindling resources over the past four years, the backing of organizations such as these is essential for us to continue to present unique exhibitions of the work of seminal artists such as Al-Hadid and Rubins,” notes Nancy Doll, Director.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was established in 1987 to foster innovative artistic expression and the creative process by encouraging and supporting cultural organizations that in turn, directly or indirectly, support artists and their work. The Foundation values the contribution these organizations make to artists and audiences and to society as a whole by supporting, exhibiting and interpreting a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practice.
The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of contemporary visual art, particularly through the support of catalogues and other publications that document exhibitions of work by emerging or under-recognized artists.
For further information call the Museum at 336/334-5770 or visit (http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/).
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