Through its Grant Programs, the Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects that promote the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century. These competitive grants are awarded to institutions only.
To learn about the grants application process, visit the How to Apply page for more information.
History of Art Grants
Digital Art History Grants
History of Art Grant
Michelangelo: Mind of the Master
The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) received a grant award of $4,100 from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in support of lecture and gallery costs for the exhibition Michelangelo: Mind of the Master.
Digital Art History Grant
Williams College Museum of Art Develops New Ways to Explore Their Collection
The Williams College Museum of Art received a $10,000 grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in 2018 for the development of a Collection Explorer tool ...
Competitive fellowships supported by the Kress Foundation are awarded to art historians and art conservators in the final stages of their preparation for professional careers, as well as to students of art history and related fields who are interested in art museum education and curation.
To learn more about a particular fellowship and how to apply, select a program below.
History of Art Institutional Fellowships
Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums
Kress Conservation Fellowship
Textile Conservation at the GWU Museum and The Textile Museum
In 2017 the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum was awarded a Kress Conservation Fellowship and choose Alison Castaneda as their Fellow.
History of Art Institutional Fellowship
Kress History of Art Institutional Fellowship at the Bibliotheca Hertziana
Nora Lambert is a Kress History of Art Institutional Fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome
Additional Fellowship Opportunities
A number of scholarly institutions administer fellowship programs on behalf of, and with funding from, the Kress Foundation. Below is a list of Kress Fellowship opportunities which support a variety of scholarly activities, including research, publication and travel. More information about these opportunities can be found directly on the host institution websites provided.