The Terra Foundation is committed to serving Chicago audiences through American art exhibitions and programs. Below are links to public programs and special programs for educators in Chicago. This page will feature recent and upcoming exhibition and program highlights.
More information on other upcoming public programs is available here.
More information on programs for teachers is available here.
Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North
On view at the Newberry Library through March 26, this exhibition is a collaboration between the Newberry Library and the Terra Foundation. Free to the public, the Home Front brings together over 100 items, including nine paintings from the Terra Collection. Learn more about the exhibition here.
Featured programs related to this exhibition:
“Conversations at the Newberry”
Michael Burlingame and Doug Wilson
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Burlingame and Wilson will discuss the language and rhetoric of President Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
Thursday, November 21, 6pm
Art History Lecture
“Race and Battlefield: Seeing and Not Seeing the Civil War”
Thursday, January 16, 6 pm
Music of the Civil War
Performance of period music from exhibition with expert commentary
Saturday, March 1, 6pm