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Panorama Awarded Special Grant from Henry Luce Foundation

Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeff Richmond-Moll

The Executive Editors of Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art are pleased to announce that the Henry Luce Foundation has awarded the journal with a $15,000 Special Grant to support publication of the journal. This one-year grant will allow the journal to move into a new phase of development and growth by hiring a managing editor, providing image subventions to authors, and support enhanced indexing and archiving functions. 

“The Henry Luce Foundation was a founding supporter of Panorama, and we are delighted to receive continued support as we move into the next phase of our development,” said Betsy Boone, an Executive Editor for the journal. “Luce funding will allow us to professionalize our administrative structure, helping us work more efficiently with our authors and expanding our readership into new quarters.”

Panorama is published twice a year, with past issues archived on the journal website. In addition to scholarly articles, Panorama publishes Book Reviews, Exhibition Reviews, and short Research Notes presenting innovative projects currently in the works. It also features “The Bully Pulpit,” a section pairing brief scholarly and polemical texts with responses from academics, curators, critics, and other interpreters of art and visual culture in the United States. Its most recent issue features two articles on American sculpture, a suite of essays about the state of the sculpture field, as well as a Bully Pulpit asking, “What are Museums For?” 


Panorama ( is the first peer-reviewed electronic publication dedicated to American art and visual culture (broadly defined) from the colonial period to the present day. The journal is intended to provide a high-caliber international forum for disseminating original research and scholarship and for sustaining a lively engagement with intellectual developments and methodological debates in art history, visual and material cultural studies, and curatorial work. It encourages a broad range of perspectives and approaches within an interdisciplinary framework encompassing both local and global contexts. Panorama publishes work utilizing the insights of both traditional and new historical and interpretive approaches to American art.

Henry Luce Foundation

The Henry Luce Foundation ( was established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., to honor his parents who were missionary educators in China. The foundation seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious and art communities. The American Art Program was established in 1982 to support efforts to advance the knowledge, understanding and experience of American art through research, exhibitions, publications and collection projects. The American Art Program has distributed over $177 million to some 428 museums, universities and organizations in 48 states, the District of Columbia and internationally.