Terra Foundation-supported Events

Collection Loan: Gallery Installation

Since April 2005, the Terra Foundation of American Art has loaned works for display to the Department of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC). Works from the collection of the Terra Foundation and works from the Art Institute of Chicago are located together in a suite of galleries, together providing one of the nation’s most comprehensive presentations of American art.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.artic.edu/collections/art-institute-chicago-and-terra-foundation-american-art.

Winslow Homer,
Winslow Homer, The Whittling Boy, 1873, Oil on canvas. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1994.12
Clark Art Institute – Terra Foundation for American Art Colloquium: “Textures of Work”

The Terra Foundation for American Art and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute are pleased to announce “Textures of Work,” a jointly-organized research colloquium to be held at the TFAA properties in Giverny, September 26–30, 2016.

Bringing together a group of scholars and artists from Europe and the United States, the event will query the place of work as an activity and as an object of study within art history, as well as a current motif in the practice of contemporary artists. Although scholars of modern European and US art have long prioritized themes of labor, facture, and praxis, “work”—in its current, global, abstracted guise—remains a slippery concept. In the art world, “work” traditionally denotes an activity, a spatial designation, a place, subject, or site. Today, such a conceptual landscape has blurred. Professional roles, for example, are unprecedentedly fluid; the art industry’s “cultural producer” is potentially curator, gallerist, blogger, collector, critic, administrator, or historian all at once. The rhythms of work are by turns pulsatory and unrelieved, its textures weaving together activities that used to define different, even mutually exclusive, realms of life. The meeting is intended as a forum to reconsider the various textures of art/work—and their built-in absences and exclusions—among art historians and practitioners.

The colloquium is conceived in partnership between the Paris Center of the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Research and Academic Program of The Clark, along with two external conveners, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Associate Professor, History of Art Department, University of California, Berkeley, and Eva Ehninger, Laurenz Assistenz-Professur für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Universität Basel. The pilot event in Giverny, which marks the first formal collaboration between the two institutions, will be followed by a joint colloquium at The Clark in Williamstown in 2017.

With the participation of:

  • Jo Applin, Senior Lecturer, Department of History of Art, University of York
  • Tania Bruguera, Artist
  • Julia Bryan-Wilson, Associate Professor, History of Art Department, University of California, Berkeley
  • Sebastian Egenhofer, Professor, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Universität Zürich
  • Eva Ehninger, Laurenz Assistenz-Professur für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Universität Basel
  • Ursula Frohne, Professor, Universität Münster
  • Trevor Paglen, Artist and Theorist
  • Benjamin Piekut, Associate Professor, Department of Music, Cornell University
  • Alla Vronskaya, Postdoctoral Student, Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur, ETH Zürich
  • And also Veerle Thielemans, European Academic Program Director, Terra Foundation for American Art, and Christopher Heuer, Associate Director, Research and Academic Program, The Clark Art Institute

Admission to this event is by invitation only.

Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: Daniel J. Terra Gallery Installation

Since 2014, the Terra Foundation of American Art has loaned works for display to Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny.  Works form the Terra Foundation Collection are on display in a gallery dedicated to Daniel J. Terra. The gallery places a focus on the rich impressionist legacy of Giverny and its surrounds.  This installation features five works from the Terra Foundation collection:

This installation is on view March 25th to November 6th, 2016; March to November 2017; and March to November 2018.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.mdig.fr/en

 

John Leslie Breck, Morning and Fog, 1892, oil on canvas, 32 x 46 3/16 in. (81.3 x 117.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.19
John Leslie Breck, Morning and Fog, 1892, oil on canvas, 32 x 46 3/16 in. (81.3 x 117.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.19
Exhibition/Collection Loan: Mary Cassatt – Retrospective

This retrospective, the first to be held in Japan in 35 years, is made up of some 100 oil paintings, prints, pastels, and drawings. In addition to works from throughout Cassatt’s career, the exhibition includes paintings by the Impressionists she knew and the Japanese ukiyo-e prints she loved.

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Summertime by Mary Cassatt, Jenny and Her Sleepy Child by Mary Cassaat, and The Breeze by Mary Fairchild MacMonnies (later Low) are exhibited in Mary Cassatt – Retrospective.  This exhibition is on view at Yokohama Museum of Art, June 25 – September 11, 2016,  and The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, September 27 – December 4, 2016.

For more information, please visit: http://www.momak.go.jp/

 

Mary Cassatt, Summertime, 1894, oil on canvas, 39 5/8 x 32 in. (100.6 x 81.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1988.25
Mary Cassatt, Summertime, 1894, oil on canvas, 39 5/8 x 32 in. (100.6 x 81.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1988.25
Collection Loan: Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950

From the collection of the Terra Collection for American Art, four works are exhibited in Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883–1950.  This exhibition is on view at the Georgia Museum of Art, September 17–December 11, 2016.

 The exhibition includes the following works from the Terra Foundation Collection:

For more information, please visit:  https://georgiamuseum.org/art/exhibitions/on-view

John Marin, 
Sailboat, Brooklyn Bridge, New York Skyline, 1934, oil on canvas board, 14 x 17 3/4in. (35.6 x 45.1cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Art Acquisition Endowment Fund, 2006.1
John Marin, Sailboat, Brooklyn Bridge, New York Skyline, 1934, oil on canvas board, 14 x 17 3/4in. (35.6 x 45.1cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Art Acquisition Endowment Fund, 2006.1
Exhibition/Collection Loan: Japan America: Points of Contact, 1876–1970

Following the “opening” of Japan by the United States Navy in 1853, international expositions began to alert artists and collectors in the West to the seemingly exotic art of Japan. This exhibition examines the reciprocal influence of these events in forming both the West’s conception of a Japanese aesthetic and its incorporation into both high and low art forms, as well as the response by the Japanese to the West’s interest and to Western art. It includes objects in a wide variety of media—fans, paintings, prints, vases, stoneware, and more—by American artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Winslow Homer, Milton Avery, and Mary Cassatt; and Japanese artists like Gen Yamaguchi and Kiyoshi Saito.

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Childe Hassam, The White Kimono and  Edmund Tarbell, In the Orchard are exhibited in  Japan America: Points of Contact, 1876–1970 organized by Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

The exhibition is also on view at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York, August 27 – December 18, 2016 and Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, February 12–May 21, 2017.

For more information, please visit:
 http://museum.cornell.edu/exhibitions/japanamerica-points-of-contact

Edmund Tarbell, In the Orchard, 1891, oil on canvas, 60 3/4 x 65 1/2 in. (154.3 x 166.4 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.141
Edmund Tarbell, In the Orchard, 1891, oil on canvas, 60 3/4 x 65 1/2 in. (154.3 x 166.4 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.141
Exhibition: Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson

Organized by the Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, this exhibition focuses on how the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) first director, Alfred Barr, and curator of architecture, Philip Johnson, introduced modern design to North America. The exhibition’s narrative begins with Barr and Johnson’s travels in Europe in the late 1920s and early 1930s. What they saw there was a revelation: the rejection of ornament, practiced by leading European architects—such as Le Corbusier, J. J. P. Oud, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe–had  given rise to a purity of form that Barr and Johnson would dub the ‘International Style’. The exhibition traces the development of modern design from its origins at the Bauhaus in Dessau to Barr and Johnson’s radical experiments in their homes to MoMA’s nationally influential exhibitions in the 1930s and beyond. It includes more than 100objects—including furniture, photographs, and industrial and graphic design—drawn from private and public collections.

This exhibition is also on view at the Davis Museum at Kunsthalle Bielefeld (spring/summer 2017) and the Grey Art Gallery at New York University (autumn 2017).

For more information, please visit: https://www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum/whats-on/upcoming/node/90691

 

Collection Loan: Gallery Installation

Since April 2005, the Terra Foundation of American Art has loaned works for display to the Department of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC). Works from the collection of the Terra Foundation and works from the Art Institute of Chicago are located together in a suite of galleries, together providing one of the nation’s most comprehensive presentations of American art.

For more information, please visit http://www.artic.edu/collections/art-institute-chicago-and-terra-foundation-american-art.

Winslow Homer,
Winslow Homer, The Whittling Boy, 1873, Oil on canvas. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1994.12
Exhibition: Abstract Expressionism

Organized by the Royal Academy of Arts, London with the collaboration of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, this exhibition explores the full breadth of Abstract Expressionism in the first survey of the movement since 1959. In the “age of anxiety” surrounding the Second World War and the years of free jazz and Beat poetry, visual artists broke from accepted conventions to unleash a new confidence in painting. The exhibition will bring together works by Pollock, Rothko, Still, de Kooning, Newman, Kline, Smith, Guston and Gorky. The exhibition will also present lesser-known figures who contributed to the development of the movement and works of photography and sculpture to re-evaluate the movement that placed New York as a capital of the art world.

For more information, please visit: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/abstract-expressionism

Exhibition: Cloud & Crystal The Dorothee and Konrad Fischer Collection

This exhibition considers works of American Conceptual Art and Minimalism from the collection of Düsseldorf gallerist couple Dorothee and Konrad Fischer. The Fischers were one of the first European art dealers to take a consistent interest in the latest art of their own time. Regarded with justice as a pioneer of Conceptual Art, he converted his exhibition space into a meeting point for artists and collectors from around the world, catapulting Düsseldorf to the forefront of the contemporary avant-garde scene. The exhibition juxtaposes paintings of artists like Jackson Pollock and Robert Rauschenberg – which primarily target the senses and emotions – with conspicuously “aloof” works of  Conceptual Art, depicting the radical upheaval in the forms of creative expression occurred in tandem with the societal transformations around 1968. Emerging alongside innovative approaches to painting was an art that opposed the conceptual aspect, the idea – now regarded as a valid work of art in and of itself, and without being materialized in an object – to the subjectivity of painterly gesture.

For more information, please visit: http://www.kunstsammlung.de/en/discover/exhibition-preview.html

Exhibition: Bruce Davidson. Retrospective

This exhibition presents a survey of photographer Bruce Davidson’s career, which spans more than 60 years. It focuses on some of the artist’s best-known series, including “Brooklyn Gang” and “East 100th Street” and photographs from the Civil Rights movement. Davidson’s unique style of documentary photography and his interest in the struggles and triumphs of different groups allows for a unique perspective on life in the United States. The exhibition includes approximately 200 prints, presented in 16 thematic sections.

The exhibition is also on view at Camera. Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin, Italy (spring 2017); and Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (fall 2017).

Additional information is forthcoming.

Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: Continental Shift: Nineteenth Century American and Australian Landscape Painting

From the collection of the Terra Collection for American Art, fifteen landscapes by American artists are exhibited with landscape works from the collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia. This exhibition examines major themes that informed landscape representation during the long nineteenth century, enabling cross-cultural comparative study.

In conjunction with the exhibition Continental Shift university courses with visiting lecturers from the U. S. will be held at University of Western Australia and at the University of Melbourne.

The exhibition is on view at Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, July 30, 2016–February 5, 2017 and Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia, March 14–June 11, 2017.

For more information, please visit: http://www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/exhibitions/continental-shift.asp

 

Alfred Thompson Bricher, Lake George from Bolton's Landing, 1867, oil on canvas, 27 x 50 1/4in. (68.6 x 127.6cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.17
Alfred Thompson Bricher, Lake George from Bolton’s Landing, 1867, oil on canvas, 27 x 50 1/4in. (68.6 x 127.6cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.17