Neuberger Museum of Art Receives $150,000 Grant to Broaden Access to Its Rich History of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs
Tracy Fitzpatrick, Director of the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, announced today that the museum received a $150,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant supports the Neuberger’s “Activating Our Cultural Legacies” initiative, a project that will allow the Neuberger to sort and store its analogue and digital historical materials related to its collections, exhibitions, and programs into an architecture of information. The grant is for a period of three years, beginning May 1, 2019.
“We are truly grateful to The Andrew W. Mellon foundation for their generous support. As one of the largest university museums in the country, this grant is a necessary first step toward actualizing our vision of providing our communities better access to the Neuberger and its vast resources,” said Dr. Fitzpatrick.
President of Purchase College, SUNY, Thomas J. Schwarz observed, “The generous Mellon Foundation grant supporting this project will allow the Neuberger to better serve our students, faculty, and staff, enhancing the many ways in which the museum enriches the curriculum at Purchase. We are very grateful to the Mellon Foundation for their confidence in our institution and commitment to broadening public access to the arts.”
The grant from the Mellon Foundation will enable the Neuberger to improve access to its cultural legacies by laying the groundwork for the museum to excavate, label, and sort the Museum’s historical information into a new architecture of information. The funding will also allow the Museum to hire an archivist. Opened on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY, in 1974 with a core collection donated by Roy R. Neuberger, one of the greatest private collectors, philanthropists, and arts advocates of the twentieth century, the museum’s almost 50-year history is rich in content. The grant will be a first step in making that rich history accessible to the public.
The Neuberger Museum of Art opened on the campus of Purchase College, State University of New York, in 1974 with a core collection donated by Roy R. Neuberger, one of the greatest private collectors, philanthropists, and arts advocates of the twentieth century. Today, critically acclaimed exhibitions, tours, lectures, and interactive programs for patrons of all ages make the Neuberger a center of teaching and learning for all stages of life.