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Spring 2019
  Stoic Figure Top: Franz Kline, Orange and Black Wall, 1959. Oil on canvas. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, bequest of Caroline Wiess Law. Photo: Matthew Evans Golden © 2019 The Franz Kline Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Above: Maria Luisa Pacheco, Stoic Figure, 1959. Oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase, 1959.48

New Conserving Canvas Grants for Modern Artworks

Our Conserving Canvas initiative has expanded to fund the first projects focused on modern art. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, experts are using the conservation of a 12-foot canvas painting by Franz Kline as a training opportunity to grow conservators' knowledge of structural aspects of paintings with fabric supports. The painting is one of Kline's earliest experiments with adding color to his signature black and white compositions, and the grant will address structural problems that have caused the paint to detach from the canvas and flake off. Another grant to the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is supporting training related to tear mending, a conservation technique for repairing ripped canvas that requires specialized expertise and surgeon-like hand skills. The DMA project will conserve a painting by Bolivian-born modernist Maria Luisa Pacheco that entered the museum's collection with a large tear and has thus never been exhibited.
Learn more about Conserving Canvas grants...

  Jacopo Gnisci Jacopo Gnisci, a 2019 Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art

2019 Getty/ACLS Postdocs Announced

The Getty Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) recently announced the 10 recipients of the 2019 Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art. The fellowships encourage diverse perspectives and substantial and original contributions to the field of art history internationally. The program, in its second year, is administered by ACLS through a major grant from the Foundation, and also includes a week-long seminar at the Getty Research Institute for each cohort at the end of the fellowship period. Follow the hashtag #GettyACLS on Facebook and Twitter to hear from the recipients on what the fellowships mean to them.
Meet the 2019 Getty/ACLS Postdocs...

  KIM Report

Keeping It Modern Turns Five

A newly published Keeping It Modern report looks back at five years of our support for model projects related to the conservation of modern architecture. With a foreword by Shikha Jain, a director at the heritage preservation organization DRONAH, and with profiles of nine of the 54 projects to date around the world, the report highlights how research and planning activities benefit the preservation of 20th-century architecture internationally. Keeping It Modern is accepting grant inquiries through 2020.
Read the report...

  Hiju Kim Hiju Kim, a 2016 intern at MOCA

Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internships

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program at arts organizations and museums across Los Angeles County. The 95 Getty-funded positions available this summer are listed on the Foundation's website, with all positions to be filled by mid-May. These paid internships are open to students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations.
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