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The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge: Part 3

Editor’s Note: MIT Open Learning’s Peter B. Kaufman has just published The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge, a book that takes a historical look at the powerful forces that have purposely crippled our efforts to share knowledge widely and freely. His new work also maps out what we can do about it. Generously, Peter has made his book available through Open Culture by publishing three short essays along with links to the corresponding freely licensed sections of his book. Today, ...
Tags: Google, New York, Media, Congress, College, Wikipedia, America, Atlanta, History, Mit, Netflix, Johnson, Newton, Cisco Systems, Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation


Is There a Place for the President of the Confederacy?

FAIRVIEW, Ky. -- Drive down Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way in western Kentucky, past Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and take a right onto Jefferson Davis Highway, and a gray spike will begin to rise in the air.This obelisk -- once described as an "immobile thrust of concrete" rising from "poverty grass" by U.S. poet laureate Robert Penn Warren -- marks the birth site of the lone president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. Two-thirds the size of the Washington Monument, it was comple...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Mississippi, Maryland, West Point, Congress, Navy, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Virginia, Indiana, Dave, House, New York Times


Why The Mellon Foundation Is Investing In Rethinking Monuments

“This is not a Confederate monuments project; it is a monuments project,” says Mellon Foundation president Elizabeth Alexander. That means addressing the larger issue of what values and ideas about identity are embedded in this country’s public architecture of history and memory. What is preserved, what is forgotten and what is suppressed? – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Visual, Mellon Foundation, Elizabeth Alexander, 10.06.20


Mellon Foundation Gives $250 Million To Reimagine Monuments

The Monuments Project, the largest initiative in the foundation’s 50-year history, will support the creation of new monuments, as well as the relocation or rethinking of existing ones. And it defines “monument” broadly to include not just memorials, statues and markers but also “storytelling spaces,” as the foundation puts it, like museums and art installations. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Mellon Foundation, 10.04.20


"So much teaching happens without us going into a classroom, and without us realizing we’re being taught."

Said Elizabeth Alexander, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, quoted in "Mellon Foundation to Spend $250 Million to Reimagine Monuments/The initiative, the largest in the organization’s history, will support the creation of new monuments, as well as the relocation or rethinking of existing ones" (NYT). Full quote:“The beauty of monuments as a rubric is, it’s really a way of asking, ‘How do we say who we are? How do we teach our history in public places?’ So much teaching happens witho...
Tags: Education, Law, Charity, Rhetoric, Monuments, Mellon Foundation, Trump, Elizabeth Alexander, Andrew W Mellon Foundation, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric


Mellon foundation pledges $250m to 'reimagine' US monuments

The Andrew W Mellon Foundation offers to build, relocate, or "add context" to, monuments in America.
Tags: News, US, Mellon Foundation, Mellon


The Most Historic Pistols in the US – VIDEO

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)-  Made by French gunsmith Jacob Walster around 1775, this pair of pistols is, in my opinion, the most historic pair in the United States. They were originally purchased by the Marquis de Lafayette who gave them to one of his best lifelong friends: George Washington. Pistols owned by Lafayette, Washington, and Jackson. (Christie's) Measuring 17.5 inches in overall length, the pistols are approximately .57 caliber and are fitted with barrels measuring 11.5 inches. Acc...
Tags: Guns, Washington, US, Pennsylvania, United States, Tennessee, Lafayette, Jackson, Pittsburgh, Mellon Foundation, Nra, Christie, George Washington, Valley, YORKTOWN, Andrew Jackson


Meet the Black millennial art curator who worked on a Zendaya photoshoot, had her portrait featured in Beyoncé's 'Black Is King,' and was just tapped by auction house Christie's to curate an exhibit

Destinee Ross-Sutton. Courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton 2020 Twenty-four-year-old Destinee Ross-Sutton has already made big splashes in the art world.  She just wrapped up an exhibit with famed auction house Christie's and a photoshoot with celebrity stylist Law Roach. In an interview with Business Insider, Ross-Sutton talks about diversity and inclusion in the art world, and how she hopes to use her platform to elevate the next generation of Black artists.  Visit Business Insid...
Tags: New York, Beyonce, Instagram, Entertainment, Life, Nigeria, Trends, Strategy, Wealth, Brooklyn, Luxury, New York Times, Christie's, Black, Mellon Foundation, New York University


Meet the Black millennial art curator who was tapped by auction house Christie's for an exhibit, whose portrait Beyoncé featured in 'Black Is King,' and worked on a Zendaya photoshoot

Destinee Ross-Sutton. Courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton 2020 Twenty-four-year-old Destinee Ross-Sutton has already made big splashes in the art world.  She just wrapped up an exhibit with famed auction house Christie's and a photoshoot with celebrity stylist Law Roach. In an interview with Business Insider, Ross-Sutton talks about diversity and inclusion in the art world, and how she hopes to use her platform to elevate the next generation of Black artists.  Visit Business Insid...
Tags: New York, Beyonce, Instagram, Entertainment, Life, Nigeria, Trends, Strategy, Wealth, Brooklyn, Luxury, New York Times, Christie's, Black, Mellon Foundation, New York University


Meet the Black millennial art curator who was tapped by auction house Christie's for an exhibit, reps an artist Beyoncé featured in 'Black Is King,' and worked on a Zendaya photoshoot

Destinee Ross-Sutton. Courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton 2020 Twenty-four-year-old Destinee Ross-Sutton has already made big splashes in the art world.  She just wrapped up an exhibit with famed auction house Christie's and a photoshoot with celebrity stylist Law Roach. In an interview with Business Insider, Ross-Sutton talks about diversity and inclusion in the art world, and how she hopes to use her platform to elevate the next generation of Black artists.  Visit Business Insid...
Tags: New York, Beyonce, Instagram, Entertainment, Life, Nigeria, Trends, Strategy, Wealth, Brooklyn, Luxury, New York Times, Christie's, Black, Mellon Foundation, New York University


The Mellon Foundation Launches United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund With $10 Million in Grants

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation hasannounced 10 million in emergency grants to six United States Regional Arts Organizations RAOs to help launch a new United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund to support small to midsized arts organizations across the country. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, United States, Mellon Foundation, BWW News Desk, Mellon Foundation Launches United States, United States Regional Arts Organizations


Are You Paying Attention?

The Mellon Foundation’s announcement that its grant-making will focus entirely on social justice is not a wakeup call. The alarm has been sounding for years. Business as usual (that is, we decide what we want to present and ‘they’ should come) is not tenable. – Doug Borwick
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Mellon Foundation, 07.08.20


Brand Moves for Friday June 12

Fifteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Sweden, Microsoft, Advertising, US, Ibm, Airbnb, Npr, Lady Gaga, Drake, Tripadvisor, Cambridge University, Black Lives Matter, Blacklivesmatter, Henry Ford


Leading Foundations Pledge to Give More, Hoping to Upend Philanthropy

The Ford Foundation and four others plan to dramatically increase their spending, a splurge financed in part by issuing debt.
Tags: News, Police Brutality, Philanthropy, Duke, Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nonprofit Organizations, Foundation, Walker, MacArthur, Doris, Charitable Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Stocks and Bonds, Endowments, Misconduct and Shootings


Signature Theatre Launches SIGSPACE, Online Programming Featuring Bill Irwin, Anna Deavere Smith & More

Signature Theatre today announced a new program, SigSpace, which will bring artistically-anchored programming to the unique Signature Theatre lobby space, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Mellon Foundation, BWW News Desk, Bill Irwin Anna Deavere Smith


Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning deadline – April 3, 2020

Classical Commissioning Program Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals provides grants through the  Classical Commissioning Program  to professional U.S.-based presenters and ensembles whose programming includes Western European and/or non-Western classical and contemporary music.    Grants are provided for the commissioning and performance of new works by American composers.   The program supports works scored for ...
Tags: Religion, Cma, Mellon Foundation, William J Zick, Chamber Music America, Susan Dadian, Classical Commissioning Program, Jeff Scott, Trevor Weston, Board of Directors of Chamber Music America, Statement of Commitment CMA, ALAANA, Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning, U S Composers Equity Project, George Lewis Tyshawn Sorey Jessie Montgomery


Mellon Foundation Grants $4.5 Million to Academy of American Poets

The money will help the organization fund its program for poets laureate in cities and communities around the United States.
Tags: News, Molly, Mellon Foundation, Claudia, Fisk, Books and Literature, Academy of American Poets, Writing and Writers, Poetry and Poets, Poets Laureate, Grants (Corporate and Foundation, Castro Luna


Dance Center Presents U.S. Debut of Nigerian Dance Artist Qudus Onikeku March 13–14

Nigerian choreographer/dancer Qudus Onikeku makes his U.S. debut, accompanied by Uruguayan artist Fernando Velazquez and musicians, with his work Spirit Child March 13 and 14, presented by the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago , 1306 S. Michigan Avenue.   Spirit Child is inspired by the main character in Nigerian author Ben Okri’s Booker Prize-winning novel The Famished Road. Azaro, the restless spirit child, is caught between life and death, between Earth-bound reality an...
Tags: Religion, Earth, Chicago, United States, Paris, Ben Okri, Mellon Foundation, Velázquez, National Endowment, French Embassy, Columbia College Chicago, National Endowment for the Arts, NewCity, Fernando Velazquez, William J Zick, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation


Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Planning (ACH)

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (“Foundation”) is a not-for-profit, grant making organization that seeks to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies. It makes grants in four core program areas (higher education and scholarship in the humanities; arts and cultural heritage; scholarly communications; and international higher education and strategic proje...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Mellon Foundation, Foundation, MS Office Suite, Cultural Heritage ACH Program, cross Foundation


League announces orchestra recipients of Catalyst Fund grants, advancing EDI

23 Orchestras Receive Grants From the   League of American Orchestras'  Catalyst Fund to Advance Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion   in Their Organizations   New Program is Made Possible by   The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,   with Additional Support From the   Paul M. Angell Family Foundation   New York, NY (May 23, 2019) –The League of American Orchestras has awarded grants to twenty-three U.S. orchestras to help deepen understanding of equity, diversity, ...
Tags: Congress, Religion, America, Nashville, North America, Mellon Foundation, League, Andrew W Mellon Foundation, William J Zick, Sphinx Organization, Jesse Rosen, League of American Orchestras, Catalyst Fund, The League of American Orchestras, League of American Orchestras Catalyst Fund, Racial Ethnic and Gender Diversity


Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program Deadline April 5

Jeff Scott Valerie Coleman Chamber Music America writes: Chamber Music America is currently going into the second year of its Composers Equity Project as part of its Classical Commissioning grant program. We would appreciate your help in spreading the word about the initiative and our upcoming grant deadline. Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals provides grants through the Classical Commissioning Program to profess...
Tags: Religion, Cma, Mellon Foundation, William J Zick, Chamber Music America, Susan Dadian, Classical Commissioning Program, Valerie Coleman, Jeff Scott, Board of Directors of Chamber Music America, Statement of Commitment CMA, ALAANA, Composers Equity Project, Jeff Scott Valerie Coleman


Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program

Valerie Coleman Jeff Scott Chamber Music America writes: Chamber Music America is currently going into the second year of its Composers Equity Project as part of its Classical Commissioning grant program. We would appreciate your help in spreading the word about the initiative and our upcoming grant deadline. Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals provides grants through the Classical Commissioning Program to profe...
Tags: Religion, Cma, Mellon Foundation, William J Zick, Chamber Music America, Susan Dadian, Classical Commissioning Program, Valerie Coleman, Jeff Scott, Board of Directors of Chamber Music America, Statement of Commitment CMA, ALAANA, Valerie Coleman Jeff Scott, Composers Equity Project


Mellon Foundation Gives $1.25M To Increase Diversity In Academic Publishing

“The [four-year] program offers apprenticeships in acquisitions departments at six university presses: the University of Washington Press, the MIT Press, Cornell University Press, the Ohio State University Press, University of Chicago Press, and Northwestern University Press. The grant will provide for three annual cycles of editorial fellows at those presses.” — Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, Words, Mellon Foundation, SJ, Northwestern University Press


Ambitious 'Musical Pathways Initiative' Announces Its Leader, 20-Year Music Ed. Vet.

Adrienne Thompson NEWLY-ESTABLISHED EQUITY AND DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP, CHICAGO MUSICAL PATHWAYS INITIATIVE , RECIPIENT OF THE NATION’S LARGEST AND MOST AMBITIOUS “PATHWAYS” MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT TO DATE, TRUMPETS NEW LEADER, CHICAGO AREA NATIVE & EDUCATION VETERAN ADRIENNE THOMPSON   CMPI Steering Team – Merit School of Music, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Chicago High School for the Arts, Chicago Sinfonietta, The Negaunee Music Institute at the...
Tags: Religion, Georgia, Chicago, Thompson, Mellon Foundation, Indiana University, Negaunee Music Institute, Columbia College Chicago, West Loop, Thompson Thompson, Ravinia, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia Festival, William J Zick, Atlanta Symphony, The Andrew W Mellon Foundation


Changing The Face Of Ballet, Both Onstage And Behind The Scenes

“Called ‘The Equity Project: Increasing the Presence of Blacks in Ballet,’ the three-year initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is a partnership between Dance Theatre of Harlem, the International Association of Blacks in Dance and Dance/USA.” — Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Mellon Foundation, SJ, Dance USA, 01.18.19


Academy Of American Poets Gets $2.2 Million Gift From Mellon Foundation

The funds are divided into two grants. The first will help start a new fellowship program to support poets laureate of states, cities, United States territories or tribal nations across the country. … The second grant will go toward the Poetry Coalition, a national alliance of more than 20 poetry organizations.” — The New York Times
Tags: Art, United States, Words, Mellon Foundation, 01.15.19


WLRN.org: National Alliance Pushes For Diversity In American Orchestras

The National Alliance for Audition Support brought together classical string musicians for a workshop in Miami Beach. Siggi Bachmann / New World Symphony [WLRN] Samuel Thompson writes: Dear Friends and Colleagues: I trust that the summer is going smoothly now that festival season is in full swing. The last few months have been quite full and exciting, and I am pleased to share this interview which took place during the National Alliance for Audition ...
Tags: Religion, Miami, Mellon Foundation, Alliance, Naas, WLRN, New World Center, William J Zick, Sphinx Organization, League of American Orchestras, Samuel Thompson, National Alliance for Audition Support NAAS, New World Symphony America, National Alliance for Audition Support, Orchestral Academy, Miami Beach Siggi Bachmann New World Symphony


National Alliance for Audition Support to Launch with Audition Intensive June 6-8

Eighteen Black and Latinx Pre- and Early Professional String Players   to Participate in Group and Individual Performance Psychology Sessions, Instrument Lessons and Mock Auditions   Violinist Alex Kerr, Cellist Joy Payton-Stevens, Violist Edward Gazouleas and Performance Psychologist Noa Kageyama, Ph.D.  to Lead Audition Intensive New York, NY (May 24, 2018) – The National Alliance for Audition Support ...
Tags: Congress, Religion, America, Chicago, Frank Gehry, North America, Detroit, Nws, Black, Mellon Foundation, Sphinx, New York Ny, Howard, Miami Beach, Seattle Symphony, Alliance


League of American Orchestras: Three National Organizations Join Forces to Increase Diversity in American Orchestras

The Sphinx Organization, New World Symphony and League of American Orchestras Form the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS) with a Grant from  The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Unprecedented Approach Will Offer a Customized Combination of Mentoring, Audition Preparation, Financial Support, and Audition Preview Showcases for Black and Latinx Musicians New York, NY (April 18, 2018) – Three national organizations – The Sphinx Organization, New Worl...
Tags: New York, Congress, Religion, America, Miami, Frank Gehry, North America, Detroit, Nws, Black, Mellon Foundation, Sphinx, New World, Alliance, League, Lin


EQT closes eighth flagship fund on 10.75 bln euros hard cap

EQT has closed its eighth flagship fund on its hard cap of 10.75 billion euros ($13.2 billion). EQT VIII launched in Sept. 2017 and received about 70 percent of the commitments from existing investors. Fund VIII LPs include Ardian, HarbourVest, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Teacher Retirement System of Texas, among many others. Press Release EQT today announces that the eighth fund within the Equity investment strategy, EQT VIII (or the “fund”), held a first and final close at its hard cap...
Tags: Texas, US, Trends, Funds, Northern Europe, Mellon Foundation, Europe Asia, EQT, EQT Partners, Industrial Network, EQT Equity, EQT Partners EQT VIII, EQT VIII, Healthcare TMT, Industrial Network Thomas von Koch, Jussi Saarinen Partner