Pioneer Modernists Manuscript

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Afton Historical Society Press
Start Date
March 2010
End Date
October 2010
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

The book "Pioneer Modernists" is about Minnesota women making significant contributions to art in the early 20th century.

The text documents the first generation of women modernist artists. Although the book begins with the familiar story of Wanda Gag who left the state and gained her historical significance elsewhere, that story is only meant to set the themes of the book that provide critical organization needed to understand those women who remained in Minnesota.

Those who did remain both documented places of historical significance, and created art that has since become historic. The art documented indeed is statewide, showing how important these women artists were in all parts of the state. The book is a welcome addition to the library of Minnesota history, and much needed.

Project Details
To publish the book "Pioneer Modernists" about Minnesota women making significant contributions to art in the early 20th century.
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
Appropriation Language

(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Condon McDonald
Street Address
3321 S. St. Croix Trail, PO Box 96
Zip Code
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155