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Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Receives Warhol Foundation Grant

June 20,2013

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center announced a $150,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in support of its exhibitions and programs between summer 2013 and spring 2015. As ACAC works to complete the Capital Campaign for the renovation of its facility’s main public spaces, this grant provides strong financial support of programmatic expenses. This grant will empower upcoming solo exhibitions with Fallen Fruit, Steven L. Anderson, and Simone Leigh; a robust series of group exhibitions pairing local and national artists; and a regional conference that will bring together arts presenters from nine Southeast states.

In December 2008, ACAC received a similar Warhol Foundation grant of $120,000 for support of two years of exhibitions and programs, including solo exhibitions by artists including Tamy Ben-Tor, Mel Chin, Corin Hewitt, Jennie C. Jones, Laura Poitras, Shana Robbins, and Harry Shearer; the group show Substitute Teacher; and talks by curators, art historians, and artists, including Jackie Battenfield, Dan Cameron, Luis Camnitzer, Ronald Feldman, Richard Flood, David Humphrey, Courtney J. Martin, Mira Schor and Nato Thompson.

Assessing the importance of the grant, ACAC Artistic Director Stuart Horodner said, “Being recognized by The Andy Warhol Foundation is always a tremendous honor. It obviously helps us fiscally, but of equal significance is the Foundation’s endorsement of our work and peer status with the acclaimed institutions around the United States that were also awarded grants, including Creative Time, MCA Chicago, The Menil Collection, Walker Art Center, White Columns, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.”