Terra Foundation-supported Events

Collection Loan: Gallery Installation

Since April 2005, the Terra Foundation of American Art has loaned works for display to the Department of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC). Works from the collection of the Terra Foundation and works from the Art Institute of Chicago are located together in a suite of galleries, together providing one of the nation’s most comprehensive presentations of American art.

This installation is ongoing, January 2017 to December 2017.

For more information, please visit http://www.artic.edu/collections/art-institute-chicago-and-terra-foundation-american-art.

George Bellows, The Palisades, 1909, oil on canvas, 30 x 38 1/8 in. (76.2 x 96.8 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.10
Exhibition/Collection Loan: Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

Co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the National Gallery of Art, this exhibition examines, with new detail and insights, how Stuart Davis (1892–1964) appropriated European avant-garde painting to convey the experience of contemporary American life. Over the course of his 60-year career, the artist invented a vocabulary in which bold colors and flat, jagged forms were compressed into dense, syncopated compositions that mimic the impact of abstract billboards. By emphasizing his mature work, created after he had assimilated the lessons of Fauvism and Cubism, this exhibition argues that Davis made the European modernist styles his own and thereby created an American modernism of equal vibrancy and complexity. Stuart Davis: In Full Swing features Davis’s Super Table, from the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art. 

This exhibition is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York (June 10–September 25, 2016); National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (November 20, 2016–March 5, 2017); the de Young Museum, San Francisco, California (April 1–August 6, 2017); and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas (September 16, 2017–January 1, 2018).

For more information, please visit:

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/exhibitions/2016/stuart-davis-in-full-swing.html

Stuart Davis, Super Table, 1925, Oil on canvas, 48 x 34 1/8 in. (122.2 x 86.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.37
Exhibition: Inventing Downtown: Artist Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965

Examining the New York art scene during the fertile years between the apex of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism, Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965 is the first show ever to survey this vital period from the vantage point of its artist-run galleries—crucibles of experimentation and innovation that radically changed the art world. With more than 200 paintings, sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs, ephemera, and films, the show reveals a scene that was much more diverse than has previously been acknowledged, with women and artists of color playing major roles. It features works by abstract and figurative painters and sculptors, as well as pioneers of installation and performance art.

For more information, please visit: https://greyartgallery.nyu.edu/exhibition/inventing-downtown-artist-run-galleries-in-new-york-city-1952-1965/

Exhibition: Robert Rauschenberg

Organized by Tate Modern and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Robert Rauschenberg is the first major exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK for 35 years and the first retrospective of the artist since his death. A Texan artist with a passion for the world, Rauschenberg (1925-2008) refused to accept conventional categories of what was and wasn’t art. His quest for innovation was fired by his boundless curiosity and enthusiasm for new ways of making, from painting to performance art.

This exhibition is also on view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (May 21, 2017–September 4, 2017).

For more information, please visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/robert-rauschenberg

Collection Loan: World War I and American Art

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Lyonel Feininger’s Denstedt is exhibited in World War I and American Art.

This exhibition is on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2016–April 9,2017; at New York Historical Society, New York, New York, May 26–September 3, 2017 (as World War I Beyond the Trenches); and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, October 6, 2017–January 21, 2018.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.pafa.org/WW1

Lyonel Feininger, Denstedt, 1917, Oil on canvas, 34 3/8 x 46 5/8 in. (87.3 x 118.4 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1988.27
Exhibition: Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art

This exhibition presents a survey of American printmaking from its beginnings in the early eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on approximately 140 prints of various types from the National Gallery of Art’s holdings, it covers a wide range of movements, from the colonial period and the Revolution to the emergence of Pop art and prints of the twenty-first century. The exhibition includes work by James John Audubon, James McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Andy Warhol, and Glenn Ligon, among many other artists.

This exhibition is also on view at the National Gallery, Prague (October 10, 2016–January 8, 2017) and the Dallas Museum of Art, (May 28–September 3, 2017).

For more information, please visit: http://www.ngprague.cz/en/exposition-detail/three-centuries-of-american-art-in-prints-from-the-national-gallery-of-art/

Collection Loan: Wild Spaces, Open Places: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Richard LaBarre Goodwin’s Two Snipes is exhibited in Wild Spaces, Open Places: Hunting and Fishing in American Art.  This exhibition is on view at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee, October 23, 2016–January 15, 2017; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, February 12–May 7, 2017; Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, June 4–August 27, 2017; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, September 24–December 17, 2017.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.joslyn.org/collections-and-exhibitions/temporary-exhibitions/

 

Richard La Barre Goodwin, Two Snipes, between 1880 and 1902 Oil on canvas 20 1/8 x 17 1/8 in. (51.1 x 43.5 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Estabrook C1982.2
Collection Loan: American Impressionism in the Garden

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Horticulture Building, World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago by Childe Hassam and White Phlox, by Hugh Henry Breckenridge are exhibited in American Impressionism in the Garden. This exhibition is on view at the New York Botanical Garden, New York, New York, May 14–September 11, 2016 (as Impressionsim: American Gardens on Canvas), and the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, February 18–May 14, 2017.

For more information, please see:

http://www.taubmanmuseum.org/main/

Childe Hassam, Horticulture Building, World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, oil on canvas, 18 1/2 x 26 1/4 in. (47.0 x 66.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.67
Exhibition: Jacob A. Riis: Light in Dark Places

Jacob Riis (1849–1914) was a Danish-born newspaper reporter who, through his writing and photographs, publicized the crisis in housing, education, crime, and poverty at the height of late-nineteenth-century European immigration to New York City. By using photographs to reveal the inhumane conditions of the poor, Riis initiated the tradition of social documentary photography. Riis’s images are being shown in multiple formats—negatives, lantern slides, and wood engravings or halftones in books—to show how they were seen by his public.

This exhibition is on view at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC (April 14 – September 5, 2016); The Museum of the City of New York (October 14, 2015 – March 20, 2016); the Kunstforeningen Gammelstrand in Copenhagen, Denmark (October 1, 2016 – January 8, 2017); and the Ribe Kunstmuseum in Ribe, Denmark (January 21, 2017 – May 14, 2017).

For more information, please visit: https://ribekunstmuseum.dk/en/exhibition/jacob-a-riis-the-light-in-dark-places