Grants Review Committee

Over the course of our grantmaking history, 67 artists, critics, and art professionals served on our annual Grants Review Committee. Wilder Green, former Director of the American Federation of Arts, served as the Foundation’s founding and permanent committee chairman from 1995 until his passing in 2005. In 1995 and 1996, the first committee served for two years, and thereafter members served for a single year. The links below list by year the annual members of the Grants Review Committee, whose service we gratefully acknowledge.

  • 2008

    2008 Grants Review Committee

    • Thelma Golden

      Director
      The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

    • Jeffrey L. Rosenheim

      Curator, Department of Photographs
      The Metropolitan Museum of Art
      New York, NY

    • Robert Mangold

      artist
      New York, NY

    • Karen Wilkin

      curator and critic
      New York, NY

    • John Yau

      poet and art critic
      New York, NY.

  • 2007

    2007 Grants Review Committee

    • Debra Balken

      Independent Curator
      Somerville, MA

    • Will Barnet

      artist
      New York, NY

    • Keith F. Davis

      Curator of Photography
      The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
      Kansas City, MO

    • John R. Lane

      Eugene McDermott Director
      Dallas Museum of Art
      Dallas, TX

    • Helen Molesworth

      Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art
      Fogg Art Museum
      Harvard University Art Museums
      Cambridge, MA

  • 2006

    2006 Grants Review Committee

    • Pierre Apraxine

      Director Emeritus
      Howard Gilman Foundation
      New York, NY

    • John Baldessari

      artist
      Santa Monica, CA

    • Annette Blaugrund

      Director
      National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
      New York, NY

    • Lynne Cooke

      Curator, DIA Art Foundation
      New York, NY

    • Lisa Phillips

      Director
      New Museum of Contemporary Art
      New York, NY

  • 2005

    2005 Grants Review Committee

    • Dore Ashton

      critic and Professor of Art History, Cooper Union
      New York, NY

    • Donna DeSalvo

      Associate Director for Programs and Curator, Permanent Collection
      The Whitney Museum of American Art
      New York, NY

    • Richard Flood

      Chief Curator
      New Museum of Contemporary Art
      New York, NY

    • Brice Marden

      artist
      New York, NY

    • Douglas Nickel

      Director
      Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona
      Tucson, AZ

  • 2004

    2004 Grants Review Committee

    • Vija Celmins

      artist
      New York, NY

    • Bonnie Clearwater

      Director and Chief Curator
      Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
      Miami, FL

    • Willis E. Hartshorn

      Ehrenkranz Director
      International Center of Photography
      New York, NY

    • Ann Philbin

      Director
      Hammer Museum
      Los Angeles, CA

    • Margit Rowell

      independent curator
      Paris, France

  • 2003

    2003 Grants Review Committee

    • Arthur C. Danto

      philosopher and art critic
      New York, NY

    • Sherri Geldin

      Director
      Wexner Center for the Arts
      The Ohio State University
      Columbus, OH

    • John Szarkowski

      photographer
      East Chatham, NY

    • Susan M. Taylor

      Director
      Princeton University Art Museum
      Princeton University
      Princeton, NJ

    • Richard Tuttle

      artist
      Abiquiu, NM

  • 2002

    2002 Grants Review Committee

    • Peter C. Bunnell

      Professor Emeritus
      Princeton University
      Princeton, NJ

    • Suzanne Delehanty

      Director
      Miami Art Museum
      Miami, FL

    • Lowery Stokes Sims

      Director
      The Studio Museum in Harlem
      New York, NY

    • Ed Ruscha

      artist
      Venice, CA

    • Jeffrey Weiss

      Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Art
      National Gallery of Art
      Washington, D.C.

  • 2001

    2001 Grants Review Committee

    • Marla Prather

      Curator, Postwar Art
      Whitney Museum of American Art
      New York, NY

    • Martin Puryear

      artist
      Accord, NY

    • Jeremy Strick

      Director
      The Museum of Contemporary Art
      and The Geffen Contemporary
      Los Angeles, CA

    • Anne W. Tucker

      The Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator for Photography
      The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
      Houston, TX

    • Adam D. Weinberg

      The Mary Stripp and R. Crosby Kemper Director
      Addison Gallery of American Art
      Phillips Academy
      Andover, MA

  • 2000

    2000 Grants Review Committee

    • Michael Auping

      Chief Curator
      Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
      Fort Worth, TX

    • Gary Garrels

      Chief Curator, Department of Drawings
      Curator, Painting and Sculpture
      The Museum of Modern Art
      New York, NY

    • Elizabeth Murray (1940 – 2007)

      artist
      New York, NY

    • Jock Reynolds

      The Henry J. Heinz II Director
      Yale University Art Gallery
      New Haven, CT

    • David Travis

      Curator of Photography
      The Art Institute of Chicago
      Chicago, IL

  • 1999

    1999 Grants Review Committee

    • Hugh M. Davies

      Director
      Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
      La Jolla, CA

    • Peter Galassi

      Chief Curator, Department of Photography
      The Museum of Modern Art
      New York, NY

    • Nan Rosenthal

      Consultant, Department of Modern Art
      The Metropolitan Museum of Art
      New York, NY

    • Ann Temkin

      Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
      Philadelphia Museum of Art
      Philadelphia, PA

    • Wayne Thiebaud

      artist
      Sacramento, CA

  • 1998

    1998 Grants Review Committee

    • William Agee

      Professor of Art History
      Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
      New York, NY

    • Chuck Close

      artist
      New York, NY

    • Martin Friedman

      Director Emeritus
      Walker Art Center
      Minneapolis, MN

    • Maria Morris Hambourg

      Curator in Charge, Department of Photographs
      The Metropolitan Museum of Art
      New York, NY

    • Paul Schimmel

      Chief Curator
      The Museum of Contemporary Art & The Geffen Contemporary
      Los Angeles, CA

  • 1997

    1997 Grants Review Committee

    • James Demetrion

      Director
      Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
      Washington, D.C.

    • Ellsworth Kelly

      artist
      Spencertown, NY

    • Sandra Phillips

      Curator of Photography
      San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
      San Francisco, CA

    • Robert Rosenblum (1927-2006)

      Professor of Fine Arts
      New York University
      New York, NY

    • Robert Storr

      Curator, Painting and Sculpture
      The Museum of Modern Art
      New York, NY

  • 1996

    1996 Grants Review Committee

    • Sarah Greenough

      Curator of Photographs
      National Gallery of Art
      Washington, D.C

    • Anne d’Harnoncourt (1943-2008)

      George D. Widener Director
      Philadelphia Museum of Art
      Philadelphia, PA

    • Thomas M. Messer

      Director Emeritus
      Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
      New York, NY

    • Irving Sandler

      art critic and historian
      State University of New York at Purchase
      Purchase, NY

    • George Segal (1924-2000)

      sculptor
      North Brunswick, NJ

  • 1995

    1995 Grants Review Committee

    • Sarah Greenough

      Curator of Photographs
      National Gallery of Art
      Washington, D.C

    • Anne d’Harnoncourt (1943-2008)

      George D. Widener Director
      Philadelphia Museum of Art
      Philadelphia, PA

    • Thomas M. Messer

      Director Emeritus
      Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
      New York, NY

    • Irving Sandler

      art critic and historian
      State University of New York at Purchase
      Purchase, NY

    • George Segal (1924-2000)

      sculptor
      North Brunswick, NJ