Terra Foundation Announces More than $11.4M in Grants in FY2016, Nearly $80M since Grantmaking Began in 2005

Chicago, IL—The Terra Foundation for American Art announced today that $11,459,646 was awarded in fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016) for nearly 80 initiatives and partnerships worldwide, including: A $4.5 commitment to the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art to increase access to its extensive collection of archival material on the artists, collectors, […]

Newest Terra Foundation Essays Release Focuses on Scale in Art Historical Thinking

Chicago, IL—The Terra Foundation for American Art announced today the release of Scale, the second volume of the Terra Foundation Essays series, which explores fundamental ideas and concepts shaping American art and visual culture over the last three centuries. “This new volume opens up a dialogue by proposing the concept of scale as an understudied […]

International Partnership Prompts New Look at Historical American and Australian Artworks, Inspires Next Generation of Art Students

Perth, Australia—The new Terra Collection Initiative Continental Shift, an exploration of historical landscape paintings at the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA), highlights the cross-pollination of ideas and influences between the United States and Australia. Re-examining and reconsidering connections and themes found in artistic works from different continents, the exhibition is the result of a partnership between […]

Terra Foundation Announces Recipients of 2016 International Academic Awards & Fellowships

Chicago, IL—The Terra Foundation for American Art announced today its international academic award and fellowship recipients for 2016, including Grazina Subelyte, a PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art, in London, who received a travel grant to conduct research in the US for her dissertation on the Swiss-American artist and scholar Kurt Seligmann. (View […]

Terra Foundation Announces Internationally Collaborative William Merritt Chase Exhibition, First in More Than 30 Years

Chicago, IL—The Terra Foundation for American Art announced today William Merritt Chase: A Modern Master, the first retrospective of the artist’s work in more than three decades and the first to travel internationally. Co-organized by The Phillips Collection; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia; and the Terra Foundation, the exhibition opens […]

The College Art Association and Terra Foundation for American Art Invite Applications for 2017 Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grants

New York, NY—The College Art Association (CAA) and Terra Foundation for American Art invite applications for the 2017 Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant. The grant provides financial support for the publication of book-length scholarly manuscripts on the history of American art from circa 1500 to 1980 in the current-day geographic United States. […]

Terra Foundation Publication Awards Bolster Rich Cross-cultural Dialogue on American Art

Chicago, IL—The Terra Foundation for American Art, in partnership with Yale University Press, is pleased to announce the inaugural winner of the American Art in Translation Book Prize: Hélène Valance, for her volume Nuits américaines: l’art du nocturne aux États-Unis 1809–1917. In addition to a $5,000 cash prize, Ms. Valance will have her book translated […]