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.

NEWSThe Smithsonian American Art Museum's 2017 Fellows Lectures in American Art series will be held at the Smithsonian's McEvoy Auditorium over the course of three afternoons beginning Wednesday, May 3rd and ending Friday, May 5th.

The full schedule for the Fellows Lectures in American Art series can be found at the Smithsonian's website here. The current Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, Corey Piper (University of Virginia), will participate in a presentation on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 4:00pm EST. Dr. Piper's dissertation is titled, "Winslow Homer and the Rise of an American Sporting Ideal."

Additionally, the Smithsonian is providing free access to a live video webcast of all of the Fellows Lectures in American Art presentations here.

Should you have any questions, please contact Amelia Goerlitz at SAAMFellowships@si.edu.

The National Gallery of Art: Wyeth Predoctoral Fellowship

The Wyeth Foundation supports the Wyeth predoctoral Fellowship 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 Lecture 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, the biennial lectures are profiled (and sometimes podcast) here.

Click here for a video of the October 21, 2015 Wyeth Lecture in American Art, The Art of the Name: Soldiers, Graves, and Monuments in the Aftermath of the Civil War, by Kirk Savage, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh).

College Art Association: Wyeth Publication Grant

The Wyeth Foundation provides 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 has 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 associate curator for N. C. Wyeth collections, 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 web site where you can find more information on this project including the online version of the Catalogue Raisonné.

Recent Illustrative Grants

Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) - The Foundaton awarded a $5,000 grant to support the launch of the AHAA's Perspectives: Art and Visual Culture of the United States e-journal.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art – The Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to support the upcoming Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1850-1950 exhibition catalogue.

Cape Ann Museum – The Foundation awarded a $12,500 grant to support the Museum's The Complete Works of Fitz Henry Lane Online project.

Chesterwood National Trust for Historical Preservation - The Foundation awarded a $75,000 grant to support the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios Program.

Museum of Arts and Design – The Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to support the Museum's upcoming Richard Estes' New York City exhibition.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – The Foundation awarded a $27,500 grant to support the exhibition catalogue for The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – The Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to support the design and production of the Making America: Myth, Memory, Identity exhibition catalogue.

Yale University Press – The Foundation awarded a $2,500 grant to support former pre-doctoral Wyeth Fellow Jennifer Raab's manuscript, The Art and Science of Detail: Frederic Church and the Nineteenth-Century Landscape Painting.