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July 2013 Awards List

July 31, 2013 | By Public Programs Staff

July 2013 Awards List

America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations

Planning Grants

Imagining Salinas Chinatown: Intercultural Dialogues of History and Meaning
California State University, Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA
Award: Outright; $40,000
Planning for a 1,293-square-foot permanent exhibition, a digital walking tour, and intercultural dialogues for a new museum at the Salinas Chinatown Cultural Center and Museum.

Possum Town: Pictures of a Place in the American South
University Libraries, University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO
Award: Outright; $40,000
Planning of a traveling exhibition of 55 to 75 large-format photographs, a website, and related public and scholarly programming that examine the lives of blacks and whites in the rural, racially segregated community of Columbus, Mississippi.

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television
Jewish Museum
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $40,000
Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, a website and programs about the influence of avant-garde art on the development of network television from the early 1940s through the mid 1960s.

Ohio's Ten Tribes
Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Award: Outright; $40,000
Planning for a 5,000-square-foot permanent exhibition, a website, and educational materials examining the forced removal of ten Native American tribes from Ohio in the early 19th century and the historical and contemporary impact on these tribes.

Implementation Grants

Music Unwound
Pacific Symphony
Santa Ana, CA
Award: Outright; $300,000
A series of multimedia performances and related symposia on the music of Anton Dvorak (1841-1904) and Charles Ives (1874-1954).

Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers: The 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic, CT
Award: Outright; $450,000
Implementation of a long-term exhibition, a website, and public programs at the Mystic Seaport Museum that examine the broad economic, social, and cultural impact of whaling.

Engaging New Installation of African Art at The Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore, MD
Award: Outright; $150,000  Match; $125,000
Implementation of the reinstallation of the African art collection and related digital interpretive tools.

Muslim Cultures
Children's Museum of Manhattan
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $300,000
A museum exhibition and related public programs exploring how cultural traditions, faith, and history have shaped the lives of Muslims in the United States and internationally.

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist
Duke University
Durham, NC
Award: Outright; $120,000
Implementation of a traveling exhibition and a catalog on African American painter Archibald Motley in the context of early-20th-century modernism.

Art of the Joseon Dynasty: Treasures from the National Museum of Korea
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA
Award: Outright; $450,000
Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, a website, and public programs on the art of Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910).

Chasing Dreams
National Museum of American Jewish History
Philadelphia, PA
Award: Outright; $300,000
Implementation of an artifact-based traveling exhibition, a smaller panel version to be displayed in baseball parks, a catalogue, a website, and related public programs.


Supplement to "The Long Road: America's Civil Rights Story"
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $575,400

America’s Media Makers

Development Grants

Mad as Hell!: Howard Jarvis and the Birth of the Tax Revolt
Catticus Corporation
Berkeley, CA
Award: Outright; $40,000
Development of a 60-minute documentary film examining the 1978 campaign for Proposition 13 in California led by Howard Jarvis and its subsequent ramifications nationally on tax policy.

Seeking Refuge
Independent Filmworks, Inc.
Redwood City, CA
Award: Outright; $40,000
Development of an 87-minute documentary presenting the stories of four torture victims as they work towards healing and recovery.

First Family of the Air: Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt on the Radio
Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, MN
Award: Outright; $11,134  Match; $22,566
Development of a one-hour radio program and a companion website exploring Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's extensive use of radio to communicate to the American public in the 1930s and 1940s.

Fighting on Two Fronts: Jewish American Soldiers in World War II
City Lore: NY Center for Urban Folk Culture
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $40,000
The development of a 90-minute documentary film that tells the story of the 500,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II.

Mr. SOUL! Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV
Women Make Movies, Inc.
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $40,000
Development of a 90-minute television documentary, an interactive website, a book, and secondary and post-secondary curriculum about the first national television showcase of black culture and its creator, Ellis Haizlip.

Production Grants

Rising Voices/Hóthaninpi
Language Conservancy
Bloomington, IN
Award: Outright; $500,000
Production of a 60-minute documentary, an interactive website, and an open source online discussion platform for use by scholars and the general public exploring the cultural significance of the Lakota language and efforts to save it.

American Experience: Murder of a President
WGBH Educational Foundation
Boston, MA
Award: Outright; $500,000
Production of a two-hour documentary film that uses the short-lived presidency of James A. Garfield as a lens to explore numerous political, social, cultural, and scientific issues related to the United States at the time.

Containment: A Film about the Nuclear Landscape Now and for the Next 10,000 Years
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Award: Outright; $150,000
Final production of a 90-minute feature documentary film analyzing the cultural and political meanings of the problem of nuclear waste.

Afropop Worldwide's Hip Deep series
World Music Productions
Brooklyn, NY
Award: Outright; $180,000
Production of ten new radio episodes, substantive updates of five existing Afropop Worldwide "Hip Deep" programs exploring contemporary African music, education materials, and an outreach and evaluation campaign.

Chinese Exclusion
City Lore: NY Center for Urban Folk Culture
New York, NY
Award: Outright; $500,000
Production of a two-hour documentary film examining the decades-long struggles and triumphs of Chinese immigrants in America in the period leading up to and following the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act.

NEH on the Road

The following organizations received $1,000 grants for ancillary public humanities programs to accompany NEH on the Road traveling exhibitions.

Our Lives, Our Stories
Elmhurst Historical Museum
Elmhurst, IL

Wild Land
Decatur Public Library
Decatur, IL

Our Lives, Our Stories
Brown County Historical Sociey, Inc.
Hiawata, KS

House and Home
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY

For All the World to See
Bessie Smith Cultural Center
Chattanooga, TN

Bell County Museum
Belton, TX

Wild Land
Clymer Museum of Art
Ellensburg, WA

Washakie Museum
Worland, WY