The Jewett Arts Center Has Received a 2015 "Keeping It Modern" Grant from The Getty Foundation

July 7, 2015
The Jewett Arts Center at Wellesley College

The Jewett Arts Center at Wellesley College is a recipient of a grant through the Getty Foundation’s 2015 Keeping It Modern conservation initiative. The initiative funds "the study of exceptional architecture," the Los Angeles Times reported in June. Architectural Digest also reported the story.

In the foundation’s announcement, Getty Foundation Director Deborah Marrow said the initiative supports "some of the finest examples of modern architecture in the world." She added, "The grant projects address challenges for the field of architectural conservation and will have impact far beyond the individual buildings to be conserved."

Getty awarded grants totaling more than $1.75 million for 14 buildings in eight countries.

Jewett was completed in 1958 by American architect Paul Rudolph. It, along with the other thirteen projects selected to receive funding this year, are buildings "of the highest architectural significance" around the world. Other selected buildings include: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, Walter Gropius’ residence 'The Gropius House,' George Nakashima’s Arts Building and Cloister, Gerrit Rietveld's Schröder House, Pierre Jeanneret’s Gandhi Bhawan (Gandhi Center), and João Batista Vilanova Artigas and Carlos Cascaldi’s School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo.

For the full roster of 2015 awardees, visit