“I am inspired by the response the museum has received to the Terra International Essay Prize,” said Elizabeth Broun, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. “The diversity of the submissions indicates the richness of American art scholarship being conducted overseas.”
Terra Foundation for American Art
Established in 1978, the Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering the exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States. With financial resources of more than $250 million, an exceptional collection of American art from the colonial era to 1945, and an expansive grant program, it is one of the leading foundations focused on American art, and devotes approximately $12 million annually in support of American art exhibitions, projects, and research worldwide.