museum links

Whitney Museum of American Art        (New York City, New York)

"The biennial is open to artists nationwide. For Information on how to apply call 212.570.7739 " --- Jennifer Cioffoletti, Development             (save yourself the call, this is what is recorded for you)  "Artists interested in submitting work for consideration for the Whitney 2000 Biennial may send slides to the attention of:
Whitney Biennial Exhibition Coordinator
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
New York City NY 10021

The Whitney Museum cannot under any circumstances accept original artwork, nor can the Museum guarantee that submissions will be returned. Please visit the Museum's website   after April 1999 for more detailed information about the 2000 Biennial. Thank you for your interest in the WMA."     

(save yourself the link, this excerpt for you)  curatorial team  of Michael G. Auping, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas |   Valerie Cassel, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois  |    Hugh Davies,  Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California  |    Jane Farver,  Queens Museum of Art New York, NY  |  Andrea Miller-Keller, Hartford, Connecticut   |   Lawrence R Rinder,    California College of Arts & Crafts, San Francisco CA      |     overseen by    Maxwell Anderson,  Director Whitney Museum.  A list of all artists who have submitted unsolicited materials will be compiled and circulated to the curators, each of whom will request materials at their own discretion. No official application forms or specific guidelines, nor could I find an official deadline, but there is apparently a high volume of submissions.

Director Maxwell Anderson, main phone line is 212.570.3600.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

"Hope this helps.  In order to submit work for consideration, please send a cover letter, resume and slides to the appropriate curatorial department (painting + sculpture, photography, architecture + design, or media arts). These materials can be directed to: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 "

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.)

"The Hirshhorn Museum receives many requests from individual artist about our reviewing their work.  We consistently suggest that they send a selection of slides of their work to our Associate Curator, Olga Viso.  The maxium number of slides we can accept is six.  The slides are then projected at meeting of the museum staff for the department of Public Programs and view by approximately 20 individuals, including curators.

The slides are projected onto a screen approximately 4' x 6' in the Board Room of our museum, approximately 25' x 40'.  Only one image is projected at a time.   Supporting material like bios are generally not reviewed at that meeting, but are available for anyone who wishes to see them.  I'm not sure what you mean by "slide list", but in each case as a work is projected the artist, title, date, media and dimensions are all read out loud--assuming that info is included by the artist.   In some cases it is not.  The number of artists view at a given time is between 15 and 40.  We never know how many artists we will hear from during a particular time and it is unpredictable.  That part is a bit of a lottery.   There is no deadline.  If your slides arrive after a meeting has completed, we hold the slides until the next month.  In a few cases, we have to cancel a meeting due to staff or exhibitions schedules.  We then hold the slides until the next month to project them.  Everyones slides are seen.

As far as a link to the museum's website is concerned, I do not know how to answer that.   I'm inclined to think not because we are an agency of the federal government and to my knowledge are not linked in any way.  I would also say that we give this same information and opportunity to any artist who contacts us.  However, at one point we were hearing from sooooooo many artists, up to 5 a day, that we nearly had to scrap the whole project.  It became very unwieldy and there was not enough clerical staff to handle it.  We now have LESS staff to handle these inquiries as we have had budget cut backs.  However, individuals at the meetings seem to look forward to the slides presentation.  If its known there are between 100 & 150 artist's work to view, the meetings get a bit long and a few people may nod off.

I hope this answers your questions.  We are not the most technologically advance group around, and our set up is for slides.  We'll watch for yours.  It is against our policy to give written reviews in such cases, but this does offer exposure to artists that they might otherwise not have.  You are welcome to take advantage of this.  The address is as follows:
        Olga Viso, Associate Curator
        Hirshhorn Museum
         7th Street at Independence Ave. SW
         MRC 350
         Washington, DC  20560

Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego (San Diego, California)

"The MCA does not have any open or juried exhibitions on its schedule.  You are welcome to send information on your work to the curatorial department for review.   Please note that, due to the large volume of such correspondence, it may take a while to hear from us and to get any slides back". --- Toby Kamps, Assoc. Curator.

"If you are interested in exhibiting work at our museum, please send slides or photographs of your work along with a brief bio to our Curatorial Department at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA  92037.  I will also forward your message to our Associate Curator who can check out your web site." --- Kathlene J. Gusel, Administrative Secretary

Neuberger Museum, State University of NY (Purchase, New York)

"The Neuberger Museum of Art's second Biennial Exhibition of Public Art is a major national showcase of contemporary artists who work in the area of public art. It features juried works presented throughout the public spaces of the Purchase College, 500-acre SUNY campus. The exhibition includes works in a variety of media by artists from across the country."

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

"Because of government funding, the awards in the visual arts program was discontinued in 1992. and unfortunately, we do not sponsor invitational exhibitions, other than a biennial for artists from our immediate area." --- Ron Platt, curator

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
One Museum Drive
P.O. Box 230819 Montgomery Alabama 36123-0819
Telephone: (334) 244-5700
Fax: (334) 244-5774
Title 6th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
Details This exhibition continues a tradition that has captured the imagination of artists and
viewers around the world. Consisting of a wide range of scuptural ideas, styles, materials, and
cultural traditions, these sculptures have a presence and potency far beyond their small physical

The Menil Collection (Houston, Texas)

"The Menil Collection only does exhibitions that focus on either artists currently in the collection or areas of interest in the collection.  In addition, we are not at this current time accepting proposals for acquisition." --- Barbara H. Coats, Office of the Director

Art Gallery of Ontario   (Toronto, Ontario)

Thank you for your inquiry about the Artists with Their Work Program.Unfortunately, this program is only available to artists who are residents of Ontario, Canada.  We also do not have any general exhibitions as you refer to, however, artists are welcome to write to the Curator of Contemporary Art, enclosing slides and a resume, if they are interested in finding out about the possibilities for exhibitions." --- Marcie Lawrence Coordinator Travelling Exhibitions and Artists with Their Work Program

MOCA in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California)

Mr Jeremy Strick, Director
MOCA at California Plaza
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City)

Director Phillippe de Montebello

Dia Center for the Arts (New York City)

Director Michasel Govan  see also 

Seattle Art Museum

100 University Street
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 22000, Seattle WA 98122-9700
Seattle WA  USA 98101
Telephone: 206-654-3100
Fax: 206-654-3135
Public Relations

Anchorage Museum of History and Art (Anchorage, Alaska)

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York City)

The Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, New York)

Philadelphia Museum of Art  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, Massachusettes)

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, Connecticut)

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)

Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art  (Chicago, Illinois)

Illinois State University Art Galleries (Normal, Illinois)

The Detroit Institute of Arts   (Detroit, Michigan)

Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

St Louis Art Museum    (St Louis, Missouri)

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, Missouri)

Dallas Museum of Art   (Dallas, Texas)

Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas)

The Fellows of Contemporary Art

Intel Online Art Museum site

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, California)

Phoenix Art Museum        (Phoenix, Arizona)

J Paul Getty Museum        (Los Angeles, California)

Experimental art foundation

Museum Exhibit Calendars

Rochester Modern Art Gallery (Rochester, NY)

Cantor Center for the Visual Arts (Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA)

Denver Museum  (Denver, Colorado)

Johnson Community College Gallery of Art (Overland Park, Kansas)

Bard Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (Amandale-on-Hudson, New York)