To aid the final stage of a three-phase study of the Guggenheim museum’s Panza collection, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Solomon R. Guggenheim a $750,000 grant.
Launched in 2010, the Panza Collection Initiative (PCI) explores the preservation and display of minimalist, post-minimalist and conceptual work from the 60s and 70s. Although the Mellon foundation has supported the project throughout, this latest grant will help with the development of strategies to share the PCI’s findings with a large audience.
Phases one and two of the PCI were dedicated to case studies of artists such as Dan Flavin, Robert Morris and Doug Wheeler. The case studies for this entailed an examination of more than 140 works with in-depth archive research, interviews, and an ongoing exchange with an international advisory committee of conservators and art historians. The third phase is a strategy to share these findings with a broad audience of artists, curators, students, educators, collectors and anyone else who is interested in this research.
To find out more about the PCI, visit the Guggenheim museum’s website.