Hadrien Viraben Awarded the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2015 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize

Washington, DC—The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded Hadrien Viraben the 2015 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize. Viraben’s prize-winning essay, “Achille Segard Interviews Mary Cassatt: A Living Master of Impressionism, Her Biographer and the General Audience,” considers the French critic Achille Segard’s 1913 biography of Cassatt as an important document of an […]

Terra Foundation to Support Two Visiting Professorships at Oxford

Chicago, IL—The newly announced Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professorships at the University of Oxford will enable two eminent scholars of American art to each spend one academic year at the university. During their time at Oxford, the visiting professors will teach undergraduate and master’s students, in addition to pursuing original research and establishing […]

Terra Foundation Announces New Location and Director in Europe

Paris—The Terra Foundation for America Art announced today the new location of its expanded Paris Center & Library, in the historic hôtel Lévis-Mirepoix, at 121 rue de Lille. Re-opening to the public in September, the new facility will include larger and improved event and library facilities and a collaborative exhibition space with the Fondation Custodia.

Terra Foundation and Yale University Press Announce New Book Translation Prize

Chicago, IL —The Terra Foundation for American Art has awarded Yale University Press an $80,000 grant to establish a new book prize. The American Art in Translation Book Prize will be awarded to a non-US author whose work contributes significantly to scholarship on historical American art (c. 1500–1980). The grant provides the winner a $5,000 […]

Terra Foundation Announces New Global Academic Programs Head

Chicago, IL—The Terra Foundation for American Art announced today that John Davis has been appointed to serve a three-year term as its Executive Director of Global Academic Programs and Terra Foundation Europe, located in Paris. Currently the Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art and Director of the Smithsonian Internship Program at Smith College, in Northampton, […]

Terra Foundation Announces U.S. Tour and Published Anthology of American Masterpiece

Chicago, IL—The Terra Foundation for American Art announced today that Samuel F. B. Morse’s monumental painting Gallery of the Louvre will embark on a multi-year tour across the United States in January. Kicking off at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, CA (January 24–April 20, 2015), the tour will visit […]