A Smarthistory timeline


 

2020

COVID-19

Smarthistory enables thousands of classes around the world to go online as an estimated 80% of schools around the world close.

Smarthistory completes three year project working with 16 museums supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Alice L. Walton Foundation, learn more here.

Smarthistory Books is launched with ancient and AP curricula titles.

2019

Smarthistory receives a second, larger grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for ARCHES (At-Risk Cultural Heritage Education Series).

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A grant from The Samuel H. Kress Foundation allows Smarthistory to publish thousands of high resolution photographs of commonly taught works of art and architecture.

 Macaulay Family Foundation

Smarthistory receives a second, larger grant to create a video series on key questions in art history.

Smarthistory content receives 48,000,000 views in 2019

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Smarthistory tops 200,000 YouTube subscribers.

2018

Smarthistory receives third, larger grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to accelerate production of high-quality teaching materials for global art history and to support sustainability.

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Smarthistory receives a grant to create resources needed across the UK visual arts curriculum (with an emphasis on the specific needs of A-Level students).

Smarthistory launches ARCHES (At Risk Cultural Heritage Education Series).

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Smarthistory tops 100,000 YouTube subscribers, more than any art museum except MoMA and Tate.

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A grant from The Samuel H. Kress Foundation helps Smarthistory create Smarthistory Books initiative.

2017

Smarthistory receives a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for ARCHES (At-Risk Cultural Heritage Education Series).

The Walton Family Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art partner with Smarthistory to increase access to and understanding of American history and art, through Seeing America — a multimedia learning resource for American history and art developed and distributed by Smarthistory together with a consortium of museums.

 

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Smarthistory receives a grant to create a video series on  English cathedral architecture.

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Smarthistory receives major five-year gift to ensure sustainability.

2016

Smarthistory receives second major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to accelerate production of high-quality teaching materials for global art history and to support sustainability.
Ala Smarthistory is an American Library Association Great Websites for Kids pick
youtube-logo-full-color Smarthistory videos on track to reaches 20 million Youtube views.
College_board_logo.svg Smarthistory is an incredibly committed and responsive provider of content for both AP Art History teachers and students. We admire Beth and Steven, SmartHistory’s founders, who have created numerous multimedia resources that focus specifically on the 250 works of art that are the focus of the course.

2015

logo (3) A grant from The Samuel H. Kress Foundation helps Smarthistory launch a new website.
Smarthistory re-established as an independent 501(c)(3). Smarthistory content has 13.5 million views in 2015.

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Smarthistory becomes independent thanks to generous support from John and Ann Doerr

2014

Smarthistory at Khan Academy receives Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant “to support an initiative to accelerate production of high-quality teaching materials for global art history made available through Khan Academy’s Smarthistory platform.”
youtube-logo-full-color Smarthistory videos reach 10 million YouTube views in November

2013

imgres “Smarthistory has been able to harness the power of social networking and the crowd to grow from a $25,000 grant to a multi-million user web platform.”

 2012

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Technical Innovation Award for OpenCourseWare ExcellenceThe 2012 Technical Innovation Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence has been given to Smarthistory.org for outstanding presentation of humanities content. Smarthistory uses conversation and multimedia to make art history accessible and meaningful. The site employs Flickr and on-site video to re-locate artwork in its historical and contemporary contexts.
Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 8.36.17 PM Smarthistory at Khan Academy receives a grant from The Google Cultural Institute, and contributes more than 100 videos to the Google Art Project.
youtube-logo-full-color Smarthistory videos reach one million YouTube views

 2011

kickstarter-logo-light Smarthistory is the Kickstarter “project of the day;” exceeds funding goal with 268 backers
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Smarthistory at Khan Academy establishes partnerships with The American Museum of Natural History, The Asian Art Museum, The British Museum, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and Tate.

cc.logo.large Case Study: “Smarthistory is a high-quality, interactive resource surveying the history of art from the Paleothic era to the present day. Founded by two professors, all Smarthistory content is openly available under Creative Commons.”

2010

NMCAlogoELI_103X103 Smarthistory is identified in The New Media Consortium/EDUCAUSE as expected to have a “large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry on college and university campuses within…one year or less.”

 2009

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Smarthistory wins the Webby Award for Education (5-word speech)
logo (3) The Samuel H. Kress Foundation supports a collaboration between Smarthistory and the Portland Art Museum

2008

Gold Award, AVICOM (International Committee for Audiovisual and New Technologies of Image and Sound), International Council of Museums
logo (3) A grant from The Samuel H. Kress Foundation supports Smarthistory’s first custom website.

2005

Beth & Steven record the first Smarthistory audio about Renoir’s Two Young Girls at the Piano (1892) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Cite this page as: Smarthistory, "A Smarthistory timeline," in Smarthistory, April 30, 2016, accessed August 4, 2020, https://smarthistory.org/timeline-press-awards-and-supporters/.