Recent Grants

Museums: FY 2011 Grants Panelists

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel A
December 6-8, 2010

Tom Beisecker (Layperson)
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
University of Kansas
Baldwin City, KS

Amina Dickerson
President 
Dickerson Global Advisors, LLC
Chicago, IL

Karin Higa
Adjunct Senior Curator of Art 
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Steven High
Director/CEO
Telfair Museums
Savannah, GA

Sandra Jackson-Dumont
Kayla Skinner Deputy Director of Education & Public Programs
Adjunct Curator, Modern & Contemporary Art
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA

Marilyn Laufer
Director, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
Auburn University
Columbus, GA

Gilbert Vicario
Curator
Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines, IA

Access to Artistic Excellence, Panel B
December 8, 2010

Tom Beisecker (Layperson)
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
University of Kansas
Baldwin City, KS

Amina Dickerson
President 
Dickerson Global Advisors, LLC
Chicago, IL

Karin Higa
Adjunct Senior Curator of Art 
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Marilyn Laufer
Director, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
Auburn University
Columbus, GA

Gilbert Vicario
Curator
Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines, IA

Access to Artistic Excellence – Panel A
July 20-23, 2010

Wendy Beren (Layperson) 
Customer Education Manager
Beren Associates
Westport, CT

Jan Gilbert
Visual Artist
New Orleans, LA

Benito Huerta
Visual Artist, Professor, Gallery Director/Curator
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

Forrest McGill 
Chief Curator and Wattis Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Julia Perkins (Layperson)
Chief Strategist
MBMD Strategic Consultants LLC
Chicago, IL

Brian Wallis 
Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Collections
International Center of Photography 
New York, NY

Manuelito Wheeler
Director
Navajo Nation Museum
Fort Defiance, AZ

Access to Artistic Excellence – Panel B
July 23, 2010

Wendy Beren (Layperson) 
Customer Education Manager
Beren Associates
Westport, CT

Jan Gilbert
Visual Artist
New Orleans, LA

Forrest McGill 
Chief Curator and Wattis Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Brian Wallis 
Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Collections
International Center of Photography 
New York, NY

Manuelito Wheeler
Director
Navajo Nation Museum
Fort Defiance, AZ

Access to Artistic Excellence – Panel C
July 23, 2010

Wendy Beren (Layperson) 
Customer Education Manager
Beren Associates
Westport, CT

Brian Wallis 
Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Collections
International Center of Photography 
New York, NY

Manuelito Wheeler
Director
Navajo Nation Museum
Fort Defiance, AZ