Terra Foundation-supported Events

Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic

Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic is an unprecedented exploration of landscape painting across the Americas. Spanning the early nineteenth to the early twentieth century and featuring works from across two continents, Picturing the Americas reveals how landscapes communicate aspirations, nationhood, and cultural identity, highlighting shared histories and investigating regional differences in relationship to the land (read the full press release). A Terra Collection Initiative, Picturing the Americas is co-organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada), the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil) and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

The exhibition features six works from the Terra Foundation collection:

Picturing the Americas is accompanied by a responsive website (www.picturingtheamericas.org) that thoughtfully recreates the exhibition online, showcasing more than 90 paintings—which users can contextualize by theme, chronology, and geography—with texts available in four languages (English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish).

This exhibition is also on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (June 20–September 20, 2015) and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas (November 6, 2015–January 18, 2016).

For more information, please visit: http://www.pinacoteca.org.br/pinacoteca-pt/

Sanford Robinson Gifford, Hunter Mountain, Twilight, 1866. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.57
Sanford Robinson Gifford, Hunter Mountain, Twilight, 1866. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.57
Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: Samuel F. B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre” and the Art of Invention

Known today primarily for his role in the development of the electromagnetic telegraph and his namesake code, Samuel Morse began his career as a painter. Created between 1831 and 1833 in Paris and New York, Gallery of the Louvre was Morse’s masterwork and the culmination of his studies in Europe. Morse’s “gallery picture,” a form first popularized in the seventeenth century, is the only major example of such in the history of American art. For this canvas, Morse selected masterpieces from the Louvre’s collection and imaginatively “reinstalled” them in one of the museum’s grandest spaces, the Salon Carré.

The exhibition Samuel F. B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre” and the Art of Invention, a Terra Collection Initiative, is accompanied by an anthology of the same title, published by the Terra Foundation for American Art and distributed by Yale University Press.

The exhibition is on view at:

For more information, please visit:
http://crystalbridges.org/exhibitions/gallery-of-the-louvre/

Samuel F. B. Morse, Gallery of the Louvre, 1831‒1833, oil on canvas, 73 3/4 x 108 in. (187.3 x 274.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.51
Samuel F. B. Morse, Gallery of the Louvre, 1831‒1833, oil on canvas, 73 3/4 x 108 in. (187.3 x 274.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.51
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, The Whittling Boy, 1873, Oil on canvas. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1994.12
Winslow Homer, The Whittling Boy, 1873, Oil on canvas. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1994.12
Collection Loan: Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008

From the Terra Collection, Reginald Marsh’s painting, Pip and Flip, and his Riders in A Mermaid Tunnel Boat, a double-sided drawing, are exhibited along with paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, film clips, ephemera, and artifacts depicting Coney Island attractions in the exhibition, Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008.

 Riders in a Mermaid Tunnel Boat is one of two drawings Reginald Marsh made in 1946 on a single sheet of watercolor paper. At each venue for the exhibition Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008, one side of the work will displayed. The drawing on view will alternate for each venue of the tour.

This exhibition is on view at:

For more information, please visit:  http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/home.php

Reginald Marsh, Riders in a Mermaid Tunnel Boat, 1946. Terra Foundation for American Art, Gift of Marjorie and Charles Benton, C1982.7a
Reginald Marsh, Riders in a Mermaid Tunnel Boat, 1946. Terra Foundation for American Art, Gift of Marjorie and Charles Benton, C1982.7a
Collection Loan:Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio

The exhibition Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio explores the creative process for a contemporary American realist working within a long family tradition.  Featured works include a variety of media: pen and ink, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, dry brush, tempera, oil, and mixed media.  Jamie Wyeth’s Kleberg from the Terra Foundation for American Art is exhibited in Denver, Colorado.

Jamie Wyeth,  Kleberg, 1984, Oil on canvas.  Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection
1992.164
Jamie Wyeth, Kleberg, 1984, Oil on canvas. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection 1992.164
Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic

Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic is an unprecedented exploration of landscape painting across the Americas. Spanning the early nineteenth to the early twentieth century and featuring works from across two continents, Picturing the Americas reveals how landscapes communicate aspirations, nationhood, and cultural identity, highlighting shared histories and investigating regional differences in relationship to the land (read the full press release). A Terra Collection Initiative, Picturing the Americas is co-organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada), the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil) and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

The exhibition features six works from the Terra Foundation collection:

Picturing the Americas is accompanied by a responsive website (www.picturingtheamericas.org) that thoughtfully recreates the exhibition online, showcasing more than 90 paintings—which users can contextualize by theme, chronology, and geography—with texts available in four languages (English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish).

This exhibition is also on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (June 20–September 20, 2015), and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil, (February 27–May 29, 2016).

For more information, please visit: http://crystalbridges.org/exhibitions/fuego-arctic/

Sanford Robinson Gifford, Hunter Mountain, Twilight, 1866. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.57
Sanford Robinson Gifford, Hunter Mountain, Twilight, 1866. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.57
Collection Loan: Georgia O’Keeffe et ses Amis Photographes, (Georgia O’Keeffe and her Photographer Friends)

The first major exhibition in France devoted to Georgia O’Keeffe, this retrospective spans her work from the 1910’s to 1970’s.   Included in the exhibition from the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art is O’Keeffe’s, Red Amaryllis.  The exhibition is organized by Musée de Grenoble with the participation of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe, New Mexico) and the backing of the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME).

Georgia O'Keeffe, Red Amaryllis, 1937, oil on canvas, 12 x 10 1/8 in. (30.5 x 25.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Gift of Mrs. Henrietta Roig, C1984.1
Georgia O'Keeffe, Red Amaryllis, 1937, oil on canvas, 12 x 10 1/8 in. (30.5 x 25.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Gift of Mrs. Henrietta Roig, C1984.1
Collection Loan: Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life

Louis Ritter was among the first Americans to travel to Giverny and introduce Impressionist-inspired aesthetics to the United States. Ritter’s Flowers: Peonies and Snowballs, from the Terra Foundation for American Art is a large still life composition with strong forms and a vibrant palette. It is exhibited alongside John La Farge’s stained-glass window Peonies in the Wind. Featuring works by John James Audubon, the Peale family, William Michael Harnett, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, and others, this exhibition explores American still life from its beginnings in the late 1700’s to the Pop Art era of the 1960’s.

 

Louis Ritter, Flowers: Peonies and Snowballs, 1887, oil on canvas, 39 3/4 × 32 5/16 in. (101 × 82.1 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1987.29
Louis Ritter, Flowers: Peonies and Snowballs, 1887, oil on canvas, 39 3/4 × 32 5/16 in. (101 × 82.1 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1987.29
Collection Loan: Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

John Leslie Breck was one of a number of American artists who painted in Giverny during the 1880’s and became part of Monet’s inner circle.   Garden at Giverny, by John Leslie Breck, was produced in Giverny between 1887 and 1891. The international exhibition Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse  examines the garden theme in modern art including works by American artists alongside works by European artists who painted the garden in different ways, exemplifying both the representational and the abstract.   Breck’s Garden at Giverny is exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Art venue.

John Leslie Breck, Garden at Giverny, between 1887 and 1891, oil on canvas, Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.18
John Leslie Breck, Garden at Giverny, between 1887 and 1891, oil on canvas, Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.18
Collection Loan: American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood

Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood includes a thematic presentation of Benton’s paintings, drawings, and prints, with related ephemera, film clips and stills. As one of the fourteen panels of the mural American Historical Epic, Benton’s Slaves is presented as part of the complete mural, installed in a single gallery for the first time.

This exhibition is also on view at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, June 6, 2015 to September 7, 2015; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, February 6–May 1, 2016; and Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 9–September 5, 2016.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.nelson-atkins.org/art/exhibitions/benton-hollywood/

 

Thomas Hart Benton, Slaves, 1925, oil on cotton duck mounted on board, 66 7/16 x 72 3/8 x 1 7/16 in. (168.8 x 183.8 x 3.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 2003.4
Thomas Hart Benton, Slaves, 1925, oil on cotton duck mounted on board, 66 7/16 x 72 3/8 x 1 7/16 in. (168.8 x 183.8 x 3.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 2003.4