Terra Foundation-supported Events

Collection Loan: Monet and American Impressionism

Monet and American Impressionism highlights 25 American artists who responded to the paintings of Claude Monet. Organized along five thematic groupings, including “The Allure of Giverny,” and “A Graphic Legacy,” each section includes one work by Monet alongside works by American artists. Five works from the Terra Foundation collection are included in the exhibition: 

The exhibition is also on view at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, (February 3–May 24, 2015) and the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee (June 27–September 20, 2015).

For more information, please visit:
http://www.telfair.org/monet/

Frederick Frieseke, Lilies, by 1911. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.55
Frederick Frieseke, Lilies, by 1911. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.55
Collection Loan: The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920

The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 tells the story of American Impressionist artists and the growing popularity of gardening as a middle-class leisure pursuit at the turn of the twentieth century. The exhibition features five works from the Terra Foundation collection:

The exhibition is also on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (February 13–May 24, 2015); and the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, (June 14–September 6, 2015).

For more information, please visit:
http://www.reynoldahouse.org/exhibitions/detail/the-artists-garden

Hugh Henry Breckenridge, White Phlox, 1906. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1988.15
Hugh Henry Breckenridge, White Phlox, 1906. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1988.15
Collection Loan: Charles Harold Davis: Mystic Impressionist

The exhibition is a retrospective of the American landscape artist Charles Harold Davis. A Connecticut native, Davis exhibited at the 1913 Armory show in New York, and established the art colony in Mystic, Connecticut. Painted in France in 1883, Champ de blé is the earliest of Davis’s work in the exhibition, opening a dialogue about the Barbizon School and Davis’s artistic direction.

Charles Harold Davis, Champ de blé, 1883.  Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.12
Charles Harold Davis, Champ de blé, 1883. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.12
Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life

The final installment of the American Encounters series, this exhibition explores the rise of still-life painting in nineteenth-century America. American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life, a Terra Collection Initiative co-organized by the musée du Louvre, the High Museum of Art, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Terra Foundation for American Art, features 10 artworks from the collections of the four partner institutions to illustrate how American painters such as Raphaelle Peale, Martin Johnson Heade, and William Michael Harnett adapted European models to their time and country, and thus contributed to the creation of a national voice.

Two works from the Terra Foundation collection are included in the exhibition:

This exhibition is also on view at the musée du Louvre (February 4—April 27, 2015) and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in Bentonville, Arkansas, (May 16–September 14, 2015).

For more information, please visit:
https://www.high.org/Art/Exhibitions/American-Encounters-Still-Life.aspx

 

Martin Johnson Heade, Still Life with Apple Blossoms in a Nautilus Shell, 1870. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Art Acquisition Endowment Fund, 1999.7
Martin Johnson Heade, Still Life with Apple Blossoms in a Nautilus Shell, 1870. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Art Acquisition Endowment Fund, 1999.7
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 and distributed by Yale University Press.

The exhibition is also on view at:

For more information, please visit:
http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/Exhibitions/Details?EventId=27988

Samuel F. B. Morse, Gallery of the Louvre, 1831–1833.  Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.51
Samuel F. B. Morse, Gallery of the Louvre, 1831–1833. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.51
Collection Loan: Jamie Wyeth

The exhibition Jamie Wyeth explores the creative process for a contemporary American realist working within a long family tradition, and also within a range of contemporary traditions. A broad chronological presentation, the exhibition includes early childhood drawings, portraits done as a teenager, public commissions, sketches done during the Watergate hearings, and the Seven Deadly Sins series (2005–2009). Wyeth’s paintings Kleberg and Sea Star, both from the Terra Foundation collection, offer interesting comparisons with compositions based on the artist’s Brandywine, Pennsylvania, surroundings and with work inspired by his observations of and experiences with seagulls.

This exhibition is also on view at:

For more information, please visit:
http://crystalbridges.org/exhibitions/jamie-wyeth/

The exhibition Jamie Wyeth features the artist's 1984  painting Kleberg, from the Terra Foundation collection.
The exhibition Jamie Wyeth features the artist's 1984 painting Kleberg, from the Terra Foundation collection.
Collection Loan: Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 features Reginald Marsh’s painting Pip and Flip (1932) and double-sided drawing Riders in A Mermaid Tunnel Boat (1946), both from the Terra Foundation collection, exhibited with paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, film clips, ephemera, and artifacts depicting Coney Island attractionsRiders 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 one side of the work will be displayed. The drawing on view will alternate for each venue of the tour.

The exhibition is also on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, (January 31–May 31, 2015); the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, (November 20, 2015–March 13, 2016); and the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, (May 11, 2016–September 11, 2016).

For more information, please visit:  

http://www.sdmart.org/art/exhibit/coney-island

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
Exhibition/Collection Loan: Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Exploring John Singer Sargent’s engagement with the artists, writers, actors, and musicians of his time, this exhibition features more than 100 of the artist’s paintings. These informal portraits of the people he liked and admired, such as Auguste Rodin, Jacques-Emile Blanche, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Henry James, allowed for much more radicality than was possible in his commissioned portraiture and were influential in the development of his art. The exhibition includes Sargent’s Dennis Miller Bunker Painting at Calcot (1888) from the Terra Foundation collection.

The exhibition is also on view at the National Portrait Gallery, in London (February 12–May 25, 2015).

For more information, please visit:
http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/press-room/exhibitions/2015/sargent

John Singer Sargent, Dennis Miller Bunker Painting at Calcot, 1888. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.130
John Singer Sargent, Dennis Miller Bunker Painting at Calcot, 1888. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.130
Collection Loan: Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art

This exhibition emphasizes the importance of night scenes to the development of modern American art. The exhibition will explore the phenomenon by presenting nocturnes by twenty masters of painting, printmaking, and photography including Bierstadt, Homer, Tanner, Sloan, and O’Keeffe.  Bal Bullier, an early work by William Glackens, emphasizes the darkness and frenzy of night-time entertainment in turn-of-the-century Paris.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/exhibitions/2015/night-visions.shtml

 

William Glackens, Bal Bullier, c. 1895. Oil on canvas, Image: 23 13/16 x 32 in. (60.5 x 81.3 cm)
Frame: 32 5/8 x 41 in. (82.9 x 104.1 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.59
William Glackens, Bal Bullier, c. 1895. Oil on canvas, Image: 23 13/16 x 32 in. (60.5 x 81.3 cm) Frame: 32 5/8 x 41 in. (82.9 x 104.1 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.59
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