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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.
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Grant funding is available for programs that foster exchange, such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia, and that address critical issues facing the field as well as advance research and scholarship in American art.
Research Travel Grants provide support to doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior scholars from both the US and outside the US for research topics dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980.
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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