The Texas Fund for Curatorial Research


The Texas Fund for Curatorial Research promotes museum related scholarship at the highest level by supporting specific projects of locally based curators and art historians. It offers a framework for cross-pollination among regional museums, universities, and other cultural institutions and between all those institutions and the larger professional world. The fund has been created by a gift from Nancy B. Hamon Foundation and matching research funds from the State of Texas.

Projects supported by the Texas Fund for Curatorial Research include:

  • Support for collection-based research in museum, library, and university- controlled art collections.
  • Support for collection-based scholarly research and exhibitions involving UTD graduate students and faculty.
  • Support travel and research for museum curators or academics working with museums in North Texas.
  • Support for the scholarly documentation of the careers of important regional artists.
Texas Fund for Curatorial Research projects underway include:
  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art:
    • Research on Photography and Native America.

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    • Development and organization of the exhibition Marsden Hartley in Mexico.

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  • Dallas Museum of Art:
    • Digitization of the DMA photography of art exhibitions from
      1949 to 2002.

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    • Research on an exhibition Gauguin in the Studio: Brittany-Tahiti-Paris.

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  • Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art:
    • Creation of an objects database for the collection.

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  • Nasher Sculpture Center:
    • NSC XCHANGE, a project documenting 10 artist installations as part of the Center’s tenth anniversary.

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