Major grant supports Museum project

Albuquerque Museum Foundation is a first-time recipient of a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. A $100,000 grant was awarded to support the upcoming Albuquerque Museum exhibition, Broken Boxes that will be on view September 2, 2024 – January 5, 2025. Broken Boxes celebrates 10 years as a podcast project that highlights BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and activist visual artists whose work and practices challenge social, political, and creative orthodoxies.

Co-curated by Ginger Dunnill, a multidisciplinary artist from Santa Fe and Dr. Josie Lopez, head curator at the Albuquerque Museum, the project will feature many of the podcast’s artists through programming, an experimental art book, and exhibition which will include large-scale works inside the gallery, a mural commission and outside works, and an audio installation. Dunnill and Lopez’s collaborative curatorial concept will bring works by the artists together in dialogue with each other and with the artist’s words from the podcasts.

“The Fall 2022 grantees are nimble, adaptable and responsive to shifting cultural conditions enabling artists to engage with important issues, provoke public conversation and extend their practices beyond the confines of a studio or gallery space,” says Rachel Bers, Program Director for the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, “We are pleased to support these organizations as they make way for artists to challenge and complicate our ways of moving through the world.”

“This grant funding will allow the Museum to do something new – while extending the life of Broken Boxes’ message that deepens ‘our collective understanding for the strength that resides in our community intersections’ to a time and place beyond the podcast’s 10 years,” said Dr. Josie Lopez. “We are honored to be among a small group of grant recipients in this grant cycle.”

“Albuquerque Museum Foundation’s mission is to raise critical support for the important work of the Albuquerque Museum,” said Andrew Rodgers, president and CEO of Albuquerque Museum Foundation. “We are honored to receive this prestigious grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in recognition of this important project.”

Albuquerque Museum Foundation was one of 48 arts organizations nationally and one of only two in New Mexico who received funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts during Fall 2022 grant cycle.

ABOUT THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS
In accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, the mission of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is the advancement of the visual arts. The Foundation manages an innovative and flexible grants program while also preserving Warhol’s legacy through creative and responsible licensing policies and extensive scholarly research for ongoing catalogue raisonné projects. More information is available at warholfoundation.org.

ABOUT THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM
As a cornerstone of our community, Albuquerque Museum cares for important collections of art and history, presented through well-curated exhibitions and programs that inspire and promote learning across cultures. The Museum will expand the quality and scope of its collections; elevate the understanding of our city, our state, and the greater Southwest; and engage Albuquerque with a global community. More information is available at albuquerquemuseum.org.

ABOUT THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM FOUNDATION
The Albuquerque Museum Foundation — an independent, nonprofit corporation — raises funds for the Albuquerque Museum. The Foundation champions the Museum’s exceptional exhibitions, educational programs, and acquisitions. Values: Integrity ● Diversity & Inclusion ● Stewardship ● Communication ● Respect. More information is available at albuquerquemuseumfoundation.org.

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