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The Terra Foundation is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the US for national and international audiences.
Our grant program, art collection, and initiatives encourage dialogue among many voices on American art.
Grant & Fellowship Opportunities
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The Terra Foundation awarded 35 grants in March, amounting to a total of over $2.3 million, to support projects that encourage collaborative practices between Chicago-based arts and cultural organizations, exhibitions on American art worldwide, and new strategic initiatives focused on expanding narratives of American art.
Art Design Chicago is a platform for collaboration that fosters the investigation and elevation of Chicago’s rich visual art and design histories and creative communities.
Terra Foundation Collection
The Terra Foundation collection of American art includes over 750 paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and sculptures by 242 artists.
Boy with Cow, 1921
From the Hill, Giverny, c. 1889–92
Martin Johnson Heade,
Newburyport Marshes: Approaching Storm, c. 1871
Lilly Martin Spencer,
The Home of the Red, White, and Blue, c. 1867–68
John Frederick Peto,
Old Time Letter Rack, 1894
Henry Ossawa Tanner,
Les Invalides, Paris, 1896
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