$1.8 Million Announced in Pew Grants to Philadelphia-Area Institutions in the Philadelphia Inquirer 

May 9, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA

by Stephan Salisbury

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has announced nearly $1.8 million in grants in recent weeks for exhibitions and local heritage projects.

The Pew Exhibitions Initiative, an arm of the center, will be providing more than $1.1 million for exhibitions and planning by seven organizations.

The Institute of Contemporary Art received $250,000 for the first major museum show devoted to Los Angeles installation artist Jason Rhoades, who died in 2006. The Michener Art Museum received $250,000 toward mounting “Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism.”. . .

The Pew center has also announced $766,000 in grants through its Heritage Philadelphia program.

The Chemical Heritage Foundation was awarded $144,800 to help launch Chemistry on Trial, a participatory program for high school students.

Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center Archives received $199,700 to bring a chunk of the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania archive online. Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates received a $75,000 planning grant for a project exploring the city’s historic textile industry. . . .

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