Grants

Category morton

2009 $17,000

Ree Morton1936-1977

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Drawing Center
Location
New York, NY

$7,000 toward Ree Morton: Drawings, an exhibition on the sculptor with accompanying catalogue and related public programs, organized by museum curator João Ribas. Ree Morton created her art in New York and California in a relatively short period from 1971 to 1977. She pioneered the development of installation art and sculpture which incorporate equivocal words and phrases, and an eclectic array of materials including brightly colored wire, wood, ribbons, as well as handcrafted plastics, and everyday found objects.

Ree Morton1936-1977

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Generali Foundation
Location
Vienna, Austria

$10,000 toward The Deities Must be Made to Laugh, Works 1971–1977, an exhibition on the sculptor with accompanying catalogue, organized by museum director Sabine Folie. Unorthodox in both form and material, much of Morton’s work falls between the disciplines of painting and sculpture. Creating her own private language of individual elements, Morton often used interchangeable materials intended to be displayed in varying arrangements. (Additional grant reviewed and funded in the summer of 2008 between grant review cycles).

1999 $15,000

Ree Morton1936-1977

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Museum of Contemporary Art
Location
Los Angeles, CA

$15,000 toward the acquisition of the 1975 sculpture, Coil Piece, for the Museum’s permanent collection. Ree Morton created her art in New York and California in a relatively short period from 1971 to 1977. Unorthodox in both form and material, her work has been described as being situated between the disciplines of painting and sculpture. Coil Piece is one of her floor sculptures, brightly colored and hand-crafted, made of wire and celastic, a clay-like plastic material.

1998 $30,000

Ree Morton1936-1977

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Robert Hull Fleming Museum - University of Vermont
Location
Burlington, VT

$20,000 for The Drawings We Have Lived: Sketchbooks and Notebooks of Ree Morton, an exhibition organized by sculptor and professor of art history Barbara Zucker and curator Janie Cohen. Morton worked in the Northeast and pioneered the development of installation art and sculpture which incorporate equivocal words and phrases, as well as an eclectic array of materials including wood, ribbons, plastics, and everyday found objects.

Ree Morton1936-1977

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Location
Los Angeles, CA

$10,000 toward the acquisition of her exuberant 1974 sculpture Many Have Run Away, To Be Sure, made of celastic, wood and paint. Morton often worked in between the disciplines of painting and sculpture, creating her own private language. This work, in particular, includes interchangeable individual elements which Morton intended to be displayed in varying arrangements.

Total: $62,000