“Dorothea Lange, photographe documentaire” at Terra Foundation Paris Center & Library

September 27, 2018 Terra Foundation Paris Center & Library Ahead of the opening of Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing, at the Jeu de Paume (October 16, 2018–January 27, 2019), this dialogue explored Lange’s socially engaged work made during the Great Depression and World War II in the United States. From 1935 to 1939, Lange captured […]

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“Art, Life & Politics: American Printmaking from the 1960s to Today” at Fondation Custodia

June 4 & 5, 2018 Fondation Custodia, Paris This international conference looked at the ways printmaking engaged with and often challenged American society and politics from the 1960s to today. Special attention was given to print workshops, collaborative practices, and the ways in which the print media encouraged art activism. Focusing on the specificity of […]

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“The Body of a Nation” Lecture Series at University of Oxford

May 2–23, 2018 Worcester College, University of Oxford Miguel de Baca, Associate Professor of Art History at Lake Forest College, joined the History of Art Department at the University of Oxford during the 2017–18 academic year as the Terra Foundation Visiting Professor of American Art. De Baca’s research interests include modern and contemporary American art […]

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“A Conflicted Geography: African American Artists & African Diaspora” at Terra Foundation Paris Center & Library

March 29, 2018 Terra Foundation for American Art Paris Center & Library Among the critical questions that mark African American art historical scholarship today, the legacy of slavery and the transmission of cultural memories rooted in African traditions have emerged as some of the most loaded issues. Tracing the importance of the Afro-Atlantic diaspora in […]

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Scholars Anne Lafont (L) and Steven Nelson participate in the 2018 dialogue “A Conflicted Geography: African American Artists & African Diaspora” at the Terra Foundation Paris Center & Library.

New Handbook Reveals Unique International Perspectives on 100+ Artworks from Terra Foundation Collection, Launches at Frick Collection Panel

Chicago, IL—The Terra Foundation announced today the release of Conversations with the Collection: A Terra Foundation Collection Handbook, which showcases more than 100 paintings from the foundation’s exceptional holdings of historical art of the United States. In addition to full-color reproductions, contextualizing thematic essays, and interpretive texts for individual collection objects, the publication also contains short […]

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Conversations with the Collection: A Terra Foundation Collection Handbook is now available through the University of Chicago Press and online at conversations.terraamericanart.org.

Art Institute of Chicago and Terra Foundation Partner to Present Modern Masterpieces in Shanghai

Chicago, IL—From September 28, 2018, through January 6, 2019, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Terra Foundation for American Art will jointly present Pathways to Modernism: American Art, 1865­–1945, developed in collaboration with and on view at the Shanghai Museum.

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Romare Bearden’s 1941 painting After Church is one of approximately 40 artworks from the Terra Foundation collection traveling to the Shanghai Museum for Pathways to Modernism.

Terra Foundation Invests Nearly $1.5 Million on More Than 65 International Academic Awards & Fellowships in 2018

Chicago, IL—Today, the Terra Foundation for American Art announced a total investment of $1.4 million on its 2018 international academic awards and fellowships, including inaugural research programs in Italy and Germany.

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David Ogawa, Associate Professor of Art History at Union College, in Schenectady, NY, received a fellowship to conduct research on the 19th-century photographer William James Stillman at the American Academy in Rome.

Art Design Chicago Partners with the National Museum of Mexican Art for a Neighborhood Fiesta

Chicago, IL—In conjunction with and inspired by Arte Diseño Xicágo, an exhibition at the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) exploring the contributions of Mexican and Mexican-American artists and designers in Chicago, NMMA and Art Design Chicago will host Arte Diseño Xicágo: A Neighborhood Fiesta in the heart of Pilsen. Free and open to the […]

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Theaster Gates Organizes A Johnson Publishing Story, An Exhibition Examining the Legacy of the Johnson Publishing Company

Chicago, IL—As part of Art Design Chicago, a year-long celebration of Chicago’s art and design history spearheaded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Rebuild Foundation presents A Johnson Publishing Story, organized by artist Theaster Gates and on view at the Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 South Stony Island Avenue, June 28–September 30.

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First Round of Partners and Programs Announced for New $15 Million Collection-sharing Terra-Art Bridges Initiative

Chicago, IL—The Terra Foundation for American Art and Art Bridges announced today the details of the first collaborations for Terra-Art Bridges (TAB), a new $15 million initiative to examine and test new approaches to sharing collections, increasing scholarship, and expanding access to and experiences of American art.

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Thomas Cole, American (born in England), 1801–1848, Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, 1828, oil on canvas, 100.96 x 138.43 cm (39 3/4 x 54 1/2 in.), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik, Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865, 47.1188, Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston