Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City, MO
$5,000 toward Dan Christensen: Forty Years of Painting, a traveling exhibition on the painter with accompanying catalogue and related public programs, organized by museum director Rachael Blackburn Cozad and curator Christopher Cook. Christensen was a modernist painter who reached critical acclaim in the 1960s with his “ribbon,” “plaid,” and “loop” paintings. Originally from Nebraska, Christensen studied at the Kansas City Art Institute before moving to New York City in the mid 1960s where he explored colorist painting with a variety of new tools and techniques that included paint-scraping and sprayguns.