NEA grants $35,000 to a Florida exhibition of faculty work

The National Endowment for the Arts has approved a $35,000 Art Works grant to the University of South Florida’s Contemporary Art Museum, to assist in mounting an exhibition by Hope Ginsburg, associate professor in VCUarts’ Art Foundation Program and Department of Painting + Printmaking. The show, titled Sponge Exchange, continues the artist’s exploration of sea life and its parallels to our social health. Sponge Exchange will also feature Ginsburg’s four-channel video installation Swirling, which the artist first previewed at the Arts Research Institute this spring.

“These awards, reaching every corner of the United States, are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sponge Exchange opens January 13, 2020, at the USF Contemporary Art Museum and is curated by Sarah Howard.

Read the full announcement at the USF website.