• 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
ConservationSalzburg Global SeminarIn support of a conservation needs assessment of the collections at the Schloss Leopoldskron (Salzburg, Austria) conducted by American graduate students of conservation.1991035567
Digital ResourcesAmerican Academy in RomeIn support of the development and implementation of a new digital infrastructure related to the photographic archive collections.6000035568
Digital ResourcesKing Baudouin FoundationIn support of the online publication of twenty-two volumes of the Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard (CRLB).2000035569
Digital ResourcesMorgan Library & MuseumIn support of the systematic digitization of the Morgan’s master drawings collection.7500035570
Digital ResourcesSmithsonian InstitutionIn support of the development of the Provenance in the World War II-Era website, an online electronic finding aid for ten archival collections of World War II-era provenance research.5000035571
Digital ResourcesUniversity of DelawareIn support of the development of a website focused on technical reconstructions of a series of Kress Collection paintings.3710035572
History of ArtArt Institute of ChicagoIn support of a series of summer professional development seminars for museum educators to study the theory, history, and practical application of gallery teaching with leading practitioners.2900035560
History of ArtBard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative ArtsIn support of the symposium Material Reformations: Towards a Material Culture of Protestantism.1260035561
History of ArtCollege Art AssociationIn support of preliminary research to develop a Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in the Creation and Curation of Artworks and Scholarly Publishing in the Visual Arts.2400035562
History of ArtGeorgia Museum of ArtIn support of the exhibition Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great.2500035563
History of ArtNorth Carolina Museum of ArtIn support of the exhibition Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Their Contemporaries.3500035564
History of ArtSouthern Methodist UniversityIn support of a collaborative loan and fellowship program between the Meadows Museum and the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain.2600035565
History of ArtUniversity of California, Los AngelesIn support of the Kress/Murphy Scholarships for art historians and art librarians at the California Rare Book School.900035566

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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