AD&A Museum Receives Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Climate Initiative Award

The Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara is honored to have been selected to receive an award the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative, a grant-making program established by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in collaboration with Environment & Culture Partners and RMI to catalyze climate change action in the visual arts. Funds will be used to design a new lighting system for its galleries providing remote and self-regulatory control options to preserve works on view and reduce energy consumption. A digital interface connected to this system will enable the Museum to publish its energy savings in real time.

Image: Helen Frankenthaler, Cool Summer, 1962, oil on canvas, 69-3/4 x 120 inches © 2022 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rob McKeever, courtesy Gagosian