The Terra Foundation for American Art’s Paris Center is a resource that supports the foundation’s grant programs in Europe, fosters international connections, and provides access to resources on American art. Download our fall 2013 programs—for more information on each, please visit our Events page.
Paris Center Programs
The Paris Center offers public programs on current topics in American art and visual culture with an emphasis on cross–cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives.
For example, listen to Thomas Crow’s recent Paris Center presentation, “Mark Rothko’s Breakthrough and the Art of Medieval Europe,” and the response by Éric de Chassey.
Paris Center Library
Unique in Europe, the library specializes in the art of the United States from the eighteenth century to the 1980s. Learn more about Paris Center library facilities, hours, and research services, or search our online reference catalogue.
Exhibitions, Academic & Publication Programs
The Paris Center facilitates the use of the Terra Foundation for American Art collection throughout Europe and works with curators to create opportunities to view and study the visual arts of the United States, through exhibition grants and partnerships. Additionally, we organize exhibitions, provide curatorial assistance, and serve as a liaison for museums seeking international contacts and venues.
Academic programs are developed in close collaboration with institutions throughout Europe to encourage research and teaching on American art and to create international forums for the exchange of ideas. These programs include lectures and symposia, fellowships and academic opportunities, and residential programs for scholars, such as the Terra Summer Residency in Giverny, France.
The Terra Foundation for American Art’s publications program includes grants and an international essay prize specifically dedicated to scholars working outside of the United States. Visit our publications page for a complete list of symposium- or exhibition-related books published or co-published by the foundation between 1984 and 2009.