• 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
ConservationBurlington MagazineIn support of Burlington Magazine's Conservation and Restoration Editorial Series and Book Project.1500036057
ConservationNorth Carolina Museum of ArtIn support of conservation expenses associated with the exhibition Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi's St. John Altarpiece.1500036058
Digital ResourcesCarnegie Museum of ArtIn support of Art Tracks, an initiative to develop an open-source software for structuring provenance data.5500036059
Digital ResourcesCornell UniversityIn support of the development of a standardized, online undergraduate foundational course in technical art history for adoption at colleges and universities.2400036060
Digital ResourcesHarvard UniversityIn support of the creation of an innovative online version of Bernard Berenson's The Drawings of Florentine Painters.3500036061
Digital ResourcesNational Gallery of ArtIn support of the digitization of the sculpture collection at the National Gallery of Art.6000036062
Digital ResourcesSmithsonian InstitutionIn support of the digitization of the archive of art historians Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner (1880-1958) and W.G. Constable (1887-1976).9872536063
History of ArtAssociation of Art Museum DirectorsIn support of the Antiquities Provenance Workshop hosted by the AAMD and the Archaeological Institute of America at the Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA.1400036055
History of ArtCambridge in AmericaIn support of participation by US scholars in the conference Manuscripts in the Making: Art and Science hosted by the Fitzwilliam Museum and the University of Cambridge.750036056
History of ArtCollege Art AssociationIn support of the redesign of the quarterly art journal The Art Bulletin.1300036051
History of ArtDenver Art MuseumIn support of the exhibition Glory of Venice: Masterworks from the Renaissance.5000036050
History of ArtNational Gallery of ArtIn continued support of work to establish an Association of Art Museum Educators.4800036052
History of ArtUniversity of MiamiIn support of the inaugural Academic Art Museum and Library Summit hosted by the University of Miami.2500036053
History of ArtWellesley CollegeIn support of educational programming for the exhibition The Medici's Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence at the Davis Museum, Wellesley College.1200036054

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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