• 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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Past Grants


We have chosen a representative sample of past grants to highlight the types of projects the Foundation supports and the typical amounts awarded. To see a comprehensive list of the grants and fellowships awarded in a single year, please see our Annual Reports

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Grant ProgramGranteesDescriptionAmount
ConservationCorning Museum of GlassIn support of the creation of a digital resource on historical Venetian glassmaking techniques.2100035649
ConservationHeritage PreservationIn support of the Heritage Health Index II, a comprehensive statistical survey focusing on the condition of the collections in American cultural institutions, in addition to best practices of collection care.1000035650
ConservationPhiladelphia Museum of ArtIn support of scientific research on 16th century Italian woodcuts in preparation for an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.1275035651
Digital ResourcesBoston UniversityIn support of "Mapping Titian," an online archive and teaching resource with a searchable provenance index including more than 500 paintings attributed to Titian.10000035658
Digital ResourcesFrick CollectionIn support of the development of a computer vision analysis toolkit for use with digitized art historical photo archives, enabling researchers to discover relationships within and across photo archives.2500035659
Digital ResourcesMiddlebury CollegeIn support of the Summer Institute on Digital Mapping in Art History at Middlebury College.7800035660
Digital ResourcesUniversity of Kent in AmericaIn support of the development of an online resource containing every known original document regarding the lives and art of central Italian Renaissance artists between 1440 and 1520. 5700035661
History of ArtAmerican Academy in RomeIn support of a short-term residential fellowship at the American Academy in Rome for a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators. 1050035652
History of ArtAssociation of Art Museum Directors Educational FoundationIn support of the AAMD/UNCF Pipeline Program which addresses the need to diversify the workforce of art museums by offering individuals internships and opportunities for leadership and professional development.2000035653
History of ArtCarnegie Museum of ArtIn support of the exhibition Small Prints, Big Artists: Masterpieces from the Renaissance to Baroque.1000035654
History of ArtMuseum of Biblical ArtIn support of the exhibition Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral.5000035655
History of ArtUniversity of DelawareIn support of participation by museum professionals in the 2014 Egg Tempera and Gilding Workshop at the University of Delaware.600035656
History of ArtYale UniversityIn support of the conference Expanding a Shared Vision: The Art Museum and the University.2000035657

Past Grants

Only selected grants are shown per year on this page. To see a comprehensive list of grants given per year, please see our Annual Reports for those PDFs.


Grant FAQ

Q: What are your deadlines for submission of an application?

A: Deadlines for History of Art and Conservation grants are January 15, April 1, and October 1.  Applications for Digital Resources grants are due on April 1 and October 1.

Q: My application is not appropriate for Kress support.  Do you know of any other organization to which I can apply?

A: The Foundation Center is an excellent online resource with a database of grant makers and other helpful information for those seeking funding.

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Double Portrait of Attavanti Children

Double Portrait of a Boy and Girl of the Attavanti Family

Date: c.1580-85
Artist: Sofonisba Anguissola
Repository: Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Sofonisba Anguissola (1528-1625) was active in Madrid and Genoa, and she spent her late years in Palermo. There van Dyck sketched her a year before her death and described her as spirited and interesting although nearly blind.

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