Terra Foundation-supported Events

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 on view at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, June 6, 2015 to September 7, 2015; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, October 10, 2015 to January 03, 2016; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, February 6 to May 1, 2016, and Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 9 to September 5, 2016.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/american-epics-thomas-hart-benton-and-hollywood-0

 

 

 

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
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/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
Collection Loan: Gallery Installation

This focused installation of works by James McNeill Whistler combines Whistler prints from the Williams College Museum of Art with four oil paintings from the Terra Foundation Collection. Following the exhibition, the works from the Terra Foundation will be integrated into a reinstallation of the permanent collection galleries, where they will remain on view through May 2016. The exhibition features five works from the Terra Foundation collection:

For more information, please visit:
http://wcma.williams.edu/exhibitions/current/

 

James McNeill Whistler, Note in Red: The Siesta, by 1884. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.149
James McNeill Whistler, Note in Red: The Siesta, by 1884. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.149
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