All Grants


Terra Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow
$80,000
Chicago, Illinois
2006

To support a two-year, postdoctoral professional development experience from September 2006 to August 2008, which will offer a broad range of curatorial activities. The Fellow will concentrate on research and exhibition of the Terra Foundation Collection.

 

 

Cataloguing Project
$23,553
Paris, France
2008

To support the creation of an online database of the Terra Foundation’s existing library holdings of 4,000 titles in Europe, in preparation for the opening of the Terra Foundation’s European Center. This will allow all of the material to be catalogued according to current bibliographical standards in an online catalog compatible with both American and European library standards, making the full breadth of the collection readily available to scholars for on-site use and known via the online records.

 

Chicago Architecture Foundation
$15,000
Chicago, Illinois
2008

To support the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s “Schoolyards to Skylines: Teaching with Chicago’s Amazing Architecture,” which is both a curriculum resource and series of teacher and student programs about the language and history of Chicago’s built environment.

Terra Teacher Lab, 2009 & 2010
$183,518
Chicago, Illinois
2009

To support the Terra Teacher Lab, a professional-development program designed for social-studies, art, and language-arts teachers and school librarians. Currently in its 4th year, the Teacher Lab has served 90 teachers from 27 schools in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system.

Publication Fund
$103,000
Chicago, Illinois
2011

To support publication grants for a three-year period. These grants will further the Terra Foundation’s mission of internationalizing the field of American art by supporting scholars worldwide who share goals of excellence and originality. In addition to encouraging international scholarship, they will enrich the field through the introduction of new approaches to American art research. They will also enable scholars outside the United States greater access to American art scholarship as well as allow them to publish on this topic in their home countries.

Terra Teacher Lab, 2011-2013
$171,324
Chicago, Illinois
2011

To support the Terra Teacher Lab from June 2011 to June 2013. Offered since 2005, this free year-long professional-development program has helped Chicago middle-grade and high-school teachers use works of American art to enrich their curricula, motivate students to read and write, and deepen students’ understandings of art, history, and other core subjects. The program supports Chicago Public Schools learning goals and national standards. It is offered in collaboration with DePaul’s Center for Urban Education, which administers the program; and the Art Institute of Chicago, where it is held.

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
$200,000
Madrid, Spain
2012

To support The Early Years of American Impressionism, 1880–1900, a major exhibition devoted to American Impressionism planned for 2014–15.  Co-organized by the Terra Foundation and the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny and presented at the museum, at the National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh), and at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid), the exhibition comprises approximately 70 paintings, including 30 from the Terra Foundation’s collection. The grant also supports presentation of symposia and public lectures at each of the venues and publication of a scholarly catalogue in three languages.

Scottish National Gallery
$200,000
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2012

To support The Early Years of American Impressionism, 1880–1900, a major exhibition devoted to American Impressionism planned for 2014–15.  Co-organized by the Terra Foundation and the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny and presented at the museum, at the National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh), and at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid), the exhibition comprises approximately 70 paintings, including 30 from the Terra Foundation’s collection. The grant also supports presentation of symposia and public lectures at each of the venues and publication of a scholarly catalogue in three languages.

Terra Foundation Research Series: Volumes 3 and 4
$150,000
2014

To support volumes 3 and 4 of the Terra Foundation for American Art’s international publication initiative, “Perspectives in American Art,” which explores fundamental ideas shaping American art and culture. This publication will consist of thematic volumes—each articulated around a single concept—bringing together essays by US and international scholars.