The Santa Monica Museum of Art has received $121,500 in grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in support of the museum’s fall 2014 exhibition Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy.
The funding includes a $41,500 research grant and an $80,000 implementation grant. Organized by independent curator Lucía Sanromán, the exhibition explores the capacity for artists and architects, working alongside citizens and local governments throughout the Americas, to reshape public policy and legislation.
“The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has been extremely generous to the Santa Monica Museum of Art during my 13-year tenure,” museum Executive Director Elsa Longhauser said. “The foundation has unflaggingly supported some of our most prescient work; they responded immediately to the urgency and importance of Citizen Culture – an exhibition that underscores the power of art as a catalyst for social change.”
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has been a supporter of the Santa Monica Museum of Art since 2000, a museum spokesperson said. The most recent grants bring its total contribution to the museum to over half a million dollars.

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