• View of the Molo :: c.1730
  • Artist: Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal), Italian
  • Repository: El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
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Through its Grant Programs, the Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects that promote the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century. These areas are also supported through our Fellowships. These competitive grants are awarded to institutions only.

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Grant Program Description Application
History of Art This program area supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.
Conservation The Conservation program supports
the professional practice of art conservation.
Digital Art History This program supports efforts to integrate new technologies into the practice of art history, including classroom applications and online publishing. This program further supports the creation of important online resources in art history, including both textual and visual resources. 

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Madonna and Child

Date: c. 1485
Artist: Giovanni Bellini
Repository: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

The castle in the background of this painting is almost identical to the artist's Madonna and Child from the Mond Collection in the National Gallery, London.

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Past Grant


New York University

Awarded 2006

Conference: Cesare Brandi and the Development of Modern Conservation Theory.

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