Terra Foundation-supported Events

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://www.dia.org/calendar/exhibitions.aspx

 

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
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
Collection Loan:Home Grown: The School of the Art Institute in the Permanent Collection

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Kyra Markham’sNight Club, a 1935 lithograph, is exhibited in Home Grown: The School of the Art Institute in the Permanent Collection.

This exhibition is on view at The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, October 17, 2015 to February 14, 2016.

For more information, please see:
http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/homegrown-school-art-institute-permanent-collection

 

Kyra Markham,Night Club, 1935, Lithograph on cream wove paper, 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (34.9 x 26.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1996.74
Kyra Markham,Night Club, 1935, Lithograph on cream wove paper, 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (34.9 x 26.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1996.74
Collection Loan: O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York

From the collection of the Terra Collection for American Art, Helen Torr’s Purple and Green Leaves is exhibited in O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York.  This exhibition is on view at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 18–May 15, 2016 and the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, June 23–September 18, 2016.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.portlandmuseum.org/exhibitions/okeeffe-stettheimer-torr-zorach

Helen Torr,
Helen Torr, Purple and Green Leaves, 1927, Oil on copper, mounted on board, 20 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. (51.4 x 38.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.142
Collection Loan: O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York

From the collection of the Terra Collection for American Art, Helen Torr’s Purple and Green Leaves is exhibited in O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York.  This exhibition is on view at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 18–May 15, 2016 and the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, June 23–September 18, 2016

For more information, please visit:  http://www.norton.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=exhibitions.details&content_id=2265

 

Helen Torr,
Helen Torr, Purple and Green Leaves, 1927, Oil on copper, mounted on board, 20 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. (51.4 x 38.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.142
Exhibition/Collection Loan: Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

Co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the National Gallery of Art, this exhibition examines, with new detail and insights, how Stuart Davis (1892–1964) appropriated European avant-garde painting to convey the experience of contemporary American life. Over the course of his 60-year career, the artist invented a vocabulary in which bold colors and flat, jagged forms were compressed into dense, syncopated compositions that mimic the impact of abstract billboards. By emphasizing his mature work, created after he had assimilated the lessons of Fauvism and Cubism, this exhibition argues that Davis made the European modernist styles his own and thereby created an American modernism of equal vibrancy and complexity. Stuart Davis: In Full Swing features Davis’s Super Table, from the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art. 

This exhibition is also on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (November 20, 2016–March 5, 2017); the de Young Museum, San Francisco, California (April 8–August 6, 2017); and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas (September 16, 2017–January 8, 2018).

For more information, please visit:
http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/StuartDavis

 

Stuart Davis,
Stuart Davis, Super Table, 1925, Oil on canvas, 48 x 34 1/8 in. (122.2 x 86.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.37
Collection Loan: Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Builders of the Desert by Walter Ufer is exhibited in Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West.  This exhibition is on view at the Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico, May 22–September 11, 2016; the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 9, 2016–January 22, 2017; and the Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo, New York, March 10–May 28, 2017.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.harwoodmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/147

 

Walter Ufer, Builders of the Desert, 1923, oil on canvas laid down on aluminum, 50 1/8 x 50 1/8 in. (127.3 x 127.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.174
Walter Ufer, Builders of the Desert, 1923, oil on canvas laid down on aluminum, 50 1/8 x 50 1/8 in. (127.3 x 127.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.174
Collection Loan: Electric Paris

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Theodore Butler’s Place de Rome at Night, Charles Courtney Curran’s Paris at Night, and Willard Metcalf’s  Au café are exhibited in Electric Paris.  This exhibition is on view at the Bruce Museum from May 14–September 4, 2016.

For more information, please see: brucemuseum.org.

Theodore Earl Butler, Place de Rome at Night, 1905, Oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 28 3/4 in. (59.7 x 73.0 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1994.16
Theodore Earl Butler, Place de Rome at Night, 1905, Oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 28 3/4 in. (59.7 x 73.0 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1994.16
Collection Loan: Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Horticulture Building, World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago by Childe Hassam and White Phlox, by Hugh Henry Breckenridge are exhibited in Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas. This exhibition is on view at the New York Botanical Garden, New York, New York, May 14–September 11, 2016, and the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, February 3–May 16, 2017.

 

For more information, please see:

http://www.nybg.org/visit/exhibitions.php#ImpressionismAmericanGardensonCanvas

Childe Hassam, Horticulture Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, oil on canvas, 18 1/2 x 26 1/4 in. (47.0 x 66.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.67
Childe Hassam, Horticulture Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, oil on canvas, 18 1/2 x 26 1/4 in. (47.0 x 66.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.67
Collection Loan: Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008

From the Terra Foundation collection, Reginald Marsh’s painting Pip and Flip and 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, 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.mcnayart.org/exhibitions/upcoming/

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