Major Programs and Grants

The Wyeth Foundation for American Art has provided major support for the following projects:

Smithsonian American Art Museum: Wyeth Predoctoral Fellowship

The Wyeth Foundation supports the Wyeth Predoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM).  This one-year fellowship is awarded for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in American art and may carry with it a subvention that helps underwrite the publication of a book based on the Wyeth Fellow's dissertation.

Click here for more information related to the SAAM Wyeth Predoctoral Fellowship program.

The National Gallery of Art: Wyeth Predoctoral Fellowship

The Wyeth Foundation supports the Wyeth predoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art.  One fellowship is awarded annually for 24 months. The fellowship is intended for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation that concerns aspects of art of the United States, including native and pre-Revolutionary America. The Wyeth Fellow is expected to spend one year of the fellowship period on dissertation research in the United States or abroad, and one year at the Center to complete the dissertation. In conjunction with the Fellowship, the Wyeth Foundation may also provide a publication subvention for first-time authors.

Click here for more information on the Wyeth Predoctoral Fellowship program at the National Gallery of Art.

National Gallery of Art: Wyeth Lectures and Symposia in American Art

Since 2003, the Wyeth Foundation has provided financial support to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. by sponsoring scholarly gatherings in the form of an annual lecture or symposium (in alternating years) related to important topics in American art.

Hosted by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, descriptions (as well as video recordings in many cases) of recent lectures and symposia can be found on CASVA's website here.

On October 25, 2017, Cécile Whiting (University of California, Irvine) presented her lecture The Panorama and the Globe: Expanding the American Landscape in World War II.  A video recording of the lecture can be watched here.

College Art Association: Wyeth Publication Grant

Since 2005, the Wyeth Foundation has provided financial support to the College Art Association (CAA) for Publication Grants to help scholars publish books about American art (defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico).  These books have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in their most desirable form without a subsidy.

Click here for more information about the Wyeth Publication Grant administered by the CAA.

N. C. Wyeth Catalogue Raisonné

The Wyeth Foundation provided major financial support to the Brandywine River Museum to publish the N. C. Wyeth Catalogue Raisonné in print and to maintain the online version.

Researched and written by Christine B. Podmaniczky, the Museum's Curator for N. C. Wyeth  Collections and Historic Properties, the printed catalogue documents 1,922 paintings by Newell Convers Wyeth with references to resources available through the summer of 2007. The publication is divided into chronological groups of paintings--illustrations, murals and architectural decoration, advertising images, landscapes, still lifes, and personal work, with works listed chronologically within each group. A detailed entry for each painting includes a reproduction of the work, a physical description, exhibition history, provenance (the history of ownership), and other information of particular interest to scholars, collectors, and admirers of N. C. Wyeth's work.

Click here to visit the Brandywine River Museum website where you can find more information on this project including the online version of the Catalogue Raisonné.

Recent Illustrative Grants

Archives of American Art - the Foundation awarded a $75,000 grant (payable over 3 years) to support the digitization of the Archives’ collections.

Monhegan Historical and Cultural Museum Association - the Foundation awarded a $12,000 grant to support the publication The Monhegan Museum: Celebrating Fifty Years, 1968-2018.

National Trust for Historic Preservation - the Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant (payable over 2 years) to support components of the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program. 

Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art - the Foundation awarded an $8,500 grant to support costs associated with migrating Panorama's content to the University of Minnesota Libraries' digital research database system. 

Thomas Cole National Historic Site - the Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to support the catalogue for the upcoming exhibition What Bears Repeating: Thomas Cole's Catskill Creek Paintings.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - the Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to support the catalogue for the upcoming exhibition Edward Hopper and the American Hotel.

Yale University Art Gallery - the Foundation awarded a $12,500 grant to support the catalogue for the upcoming exhibition The Expressive Figure in the American Renaissance, 1876-1917.