The descendant of slaves, John Hope Franklin was part of a family that embodied the theme and title of his most celebrated work, From Slavery to Freedom. John Hope Franklin 2 January 1915 - 25 March 2009 Guggenheim Fellow in U.S. History, 1950, 1973 “The Conscience of the Nation” When the Library of Congress honored John Hope Franklin with its John W. Kluge Prize in 2006, the award citation praised him for documenting that “[l]ong before the ‘agency’ of ordinary Americans became a touchstone of historical writing . . . blacks were active agents in shaping their own and the…
With the growing threat from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, bacteriophages are once again in the news. Edwin Schultz, a member of the inaugural class of Guggenheim Fellows, travelled to Egypt with the support of the Foundation to study bacteriophages in 1925 with a true pioneer in that field, French Canadian Félix d’Herelle. Though Schultz and d’Herelle had mixed results during their studies in the 1920s and 1930s, today doctors are finding bacteriophages are effective in treating serious infections, especially those afflicting burn victims. Learn more about this in the article published in the Wall Street Journal.
Bruce Silverstein is pleased to announce their representation of Penelope Umbrico and her inaugural exhibition at the gallery. For Silvery Light, Umbrico creates an installation of new photographic and video works related to her continued practice of utilizing the limitless archive of photographic images online. This new work investigates projective and reflective light in relation to the history of photography, digital imaging technologies, and the screen as light source. In the front gallery, Umbrico has installed the video piece Four Photographs of Rays of Sunlight in Grand Central..., a collection of hundreds of iterations the artist found online of the…
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist who holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Neuroscience in 2011. Eagleman's new six-hour series "The Brain," airs in the United States October 14 through November 18 on PBS.
The Julie Saul Gallery is pleased to announce a book launch and signing to celebrate the release of Place (Series), a new book of photographs by Bill Jacobson. Jacobson's 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship supported his work on this project. The event is on October 17, from 4-6 pm. It is free and open to the public.
Jorge Tacla: Hidden Identities, opens Thursday, May 21. Join Jorge Tacla, Fellow in Fine Arts, 1988, for a reception on May 21 from 6 to 8 pm. Image: Jorge Tacla, Identidad Oculta 71, 2014. oil and cold wax on canvas. 57 x 63 inches (144.8 x 160 cm).
Leonard Baskin, eminent printmaker, book illustrator, and sculptor, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (Fine Arts, 1953) to explore working with large-scale woodcuts. In conjunction with the new exhibition, Leonard Baskin: Wunderkammer, Galerie St. Etienne will host an opening reception on May 5, at 6 pm, which will include a talk by noted photographer Rosamond Purcell. Leonard Baskin: Wunderkammer opened on April 23 and will run through July 2.
In its ninety-first competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 173 Fellowships (including two joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of over 3,100 applicants. View the list of the 2015 Fellows in the United States and Canada View the list of 2015 Fellows by field in the United States and Canada Follow this link to view the Press Release View the announcement of the 2015 Guggenheim Fellows in…
American painter Marc Trujillo, Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, 2008, depicts in his paintings places that are omnipresent in American urban and suburban landscapes such as gas stations, shopping malls, big chain stores, and restaurants. Claire Philips interviewed Marc Trujillo for Artsper's weekly “I Love LA saga.”
An application consists of the completed online form, together with three supporting documents submitted in PDF format. Follow the links below to apply online.
What are Guggenheim Fellowships?
Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months.
What is the amount of a grant?
The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project
When is the deadline?
The deadline for the United States and Canada competition is September 18.