These grants celebrate the resourcefulness of graphic arts curators who are focusing on hidden gems and neglected artists within their institutions' own walls that can resonate with today's museum audiences," says a rep for the Getty Foundation, which has awarded $1.3 million in grants to 15 curatorial projects focused on prints and drawings.
The projects, which span nine countries and are part of the Getty Foundation's Paper Project initiative, aim to "unlock paper's material secrets," the Getty rep says in a statement, per Hyperallergic.
Some of the projects will focus on more detailed examinations of works on paper housed in museums, others will explore new research methods for studying them, and still others will focus on early modern art on paper and its relevance to the modern world, reports the Guardian. Read the Entire Article
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