Terra Foundation-supported Events

Exhibition: Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light

Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light is the first exhibition on this groundbreaking artist and his spellbinding light compositions in more than forty years. As early as 1919, well before the advent of consumer television and video technology, Wilfred began experimenting with light as his primary artistic medium, developing the means to control and project colorful, luminous forms that have been compared to the aurora borealis—and which he referred to collectively as lumia. The exhibition features nearly half of the extant light works by Wilfred representing each phase of his career.

The exhibition will also be on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (October 6, 2017–January 7, 2018).

For more information, please visit: http://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/lumia-thomas-wilfred-and-art-light

Exhibition: Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson

Organized by the Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, this exhibition focuses on how the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) first director, Alfred Barr, and curator of architecture, Philip Johnson, introduced modern design to North America. The exhibition’s narrative begins with Barr and Johnson’s travels in Europe in the late 1920s and early 1930s. What they saw there was a revelation: the rejection of ornament, practiced by leading European architects—such as Le Corbusier, J. J. P. Oud, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe–had  given rise to a purity of form that Barr and Johnson would dub the ‘International Style’. The exhibition traces the development of modern design from its origins at the Bauhaus in Dessau to Barr and Johnson’s radical experiments in their homes to MoMA’s nationally influential exhibitions in the 1930s and beyond. It includes more than 100 objects—including furniture, photographs, and industrial and graphic design—drawn from private and public collections.

This exhibition is also on view at the Davis Museum, Wellesley College (September 28–December 18, 2016) and the Grey Art Gallery at New York University (September 7–December 9, 2017).

For more information, please visit:
http://www.kunsthalle-bielefeld.de/index.php/ausstellungen/vorschau/partners-in-design-alfred-h-barr-jr-und-philip-johnson-bauhauspioniere-in-amerika-25-03-17-23-07-17/

Exhibition: Irving Penn: Centennial

This major retrospective of the photographs of Irving Penn will mark the centennial of the artist’s birth, and will be the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist to date. Over the course of his nearly 70-year career, Penn mastered a pared-down aesthetic of studio photography that is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, and detail.

This exhibition is also on view at the Grand Palais, Paris (September 21, 2017–January 29, 2018). It will subsequently travel to Berlin and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2016/irving-penn

Collection Loan: Georgia O’Keeffe

The exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe is organized by Tate Modern with Bank Austria Kunstforum and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Over 80 works by O’Keeffe are exhibited, including Red Amaryllis from the Terra Foundation for American Art.  These works, executed from 1915 to 1963, situate O’Keeffe in the avant-garde of her time, alongside works by Ansel Adams, Mary Allen Hunter, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, John Marin, and Marsden Hartley.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.ago.net/georgia-okeeffe

 

Georgia O’Keeffe, Red Amaryllis, 1937, oil on canvas, 12 x 10 1/8 in. (30.5 x 25.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Gift of Mrs. Henrietta Roig, C1984.1
Collection Loan: John Graham: Maverick Modernist

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, John Graham’s The Green Chair is exhibited in John Graham: Maverick Modernist. Graham’s, The Green Chair is exhibited alongside works spanning the four decades of his career.  This exhibition is on view at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, May 7 – July 30, 2017.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.parrishart.org/JohnGraham

John Graham, The Green Chair, 1928, Oil on canvas, 39 1/2 × 28 7/8in. (100.3 × 73.3cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.60
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:

 https://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/stuart-davis

 

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: Bruce Davidson. Retrospective

This exhibition presents a survey of photographer Bruce Davidson’s career, which spans more than 60 years. It focuses on some of the artist’s best-known series, including “Brooklyn Gang” and “East 100th Street” and photographs from the Civil Rights movement. Davidson’s unique style of documentary photography and his interest in the struggles and triumphs of different groups allows for a unique perspective on life in the United States. The exhibition includes approximately 200 prints, presented in 16 thematic sections.

This exhibition is also on view at the Fundacion Mapfre in Madrid, Spain (September 12, 2016-January 15, 2017)

For more information, please visit:
http://www.westlicht.com/en/exhibitions/archive/2017/bruce-davidson/

Exhibition: Walker Evans

Organized by the Centre Pompidou, this exhibition is the first major museum retrospective of  American photographer Walker Evans’s work in France. The exhibition retraces the whole of his career, from his earliest photographs in the 1920s to the Polaroids of the 1970s. The exhibition illuminates how Evans adopted the methods or visual forms of vernacular photography in becoming, for the time of an assignment, an architectural photographer, a catalogue photographer, or an ambulant portrait photographer, while explicitly maintaining the standpoint of an artist.

The exhibition will also be presented at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California (September 30, 2017–February 4, 2018).

For more information, please visit:
https://www.centrepompidou.fr/cpv/ressource.action?param.id=FR_R-8057cce3-bb24-48d7-a3db-24cb27817282&param.idSource=FR_E-088a576b-9926-4baf-9d9e-b1147edd510c&param.espacePerso=false

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://shelburnemuseum.org/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: World War I Beyond the Trenches

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

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

For more information, please visit:

http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/%E2%80%8Bw%E2%80%8Borld-war-i-beyond-trenches%E2%80%8B

 

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: Peter Saul

This exhibition will be the first comprehensive presentation of artist Peter Saul (b. 1934) in Germany. Saul’s idiosyncratic style draws on Pop Art, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Chicago Imagism, and California Funk in its explorations of American politics and pop culture. He shared Pop Art’s interest in the banal, the consumer society and the cheerful imagery of comics in bright attractive colors. Deliberately provocative, Saul’s paintings explore the American dream with extravagant humor and harsh criticism.

This exhibition will also be on view at Sammlung Falckenberg at Deichtorhallen Hamburg in late 2017/early 2018. Details are forthcoming.

For more information please visit:
http://www.schirn.de/en/exhibitions/2017/peter_saul/

Exhibition: The Western: An Epic in Art and Film

Co-organized by the Denver Art Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Western: An Epic in Art and Film is the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s to the present through fine art, film, and popular culture. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores gender roles, race relations, and gun violence—offering a visual journey that is more than cowboys and American Indians, pursuits and duels, or bandits and barroom brawls.

The exhibition is also on view at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts as Once Upon a Time…The Western  (October 12, 2017 – January 28, 2018)

For more information, please visit: http://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/western-epic-art-and-film

 

Exhibition: Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends

Organized by Tate Modern and The Museum of Modern Art, Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends is the first 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 Tate Modern as Robert Rauschenberg  (December 1, 2016–April 2, 2017).

For more information, please visit: 
http://press.moma.org/2016/01/robert-rauschenberg/

 

Exhibition: Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry

Co-organized by the Jewish Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario, this exhibition will offer a reconsideration of artist Florine Stettheimer through more than 50 paintings and drawings, a selection of costume and theater designs, photographs and ephemera, and critically acclaimed poems. Revealing Stettheimer’s singular and often satiric vision and significant role in American modern art, the exhibition will highlight the artist’s distinctly personal style of painting, Stettheimer’s position amidst New York’s artistic elite and avant-gardes, and her continued influence on artistic practice today.

The exhibition is also on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario (October 21, 2017–January 2018).

For more information, please visit:
http://thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/florine-stettheimer-painting-poetry

 

Collection Loan: Henry James and American Painting

The exhibition Henry James and American Painting explores the intersection between Henry James’s friendships with American artists and his literary work. From the Terra Foundation Collection, the painting The Green Hat, by Lilla Cabot Perry, the wife of James’s childhood friend, is exhibited along with a selection of photographs, manuscripts, books and letters.  This exhibition is on view at the Morgan Library & Museum, June 9–September 10, 2017 traveling to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, October 10, 2017–January 21, 2018.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/henry-james

Lilla Cabot Perry, The Green Hat, 1913, Oil on canvas, 33 3/4 x 26 1/4in. (85.7 x 66.7cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1987.25
Exhibition: Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos

The first museum exhibition in more than six decades to explore the legacy of Charles Howard, a pivotal figure in the Surrealist and abstract art movements of the mid-twentieth century, Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos will showcase more than 50 works by the artist. Artworks drawn from museums across the country will chart Howard’s affiliations with Surrealism and abstraction, as well as his roots in the Bay Area and its influence on his work. The exhibition will be accompanied by the first-ever monographic publication on Howard, which includes new scholarship on this  under-recognized artist.

For more information, please visit: 
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/press/charles-howard-margin-chaos

 

Exhibition: Making Modernism in America and Australia: The Parallel Careers of Georgia O’Keeffe, Margaret Preston, and Grace Cossington Smith

Presented in partnership with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe; Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne; and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Making Modernism brings together for the first time the iconic art of Georgia O’Keeffe and that of Australian artists Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith. Though they developed highly individual styles, the artists are connected by their choice of subject; experimentation with light, color, and form; and their commitment to presenting alternative ways of seeing the world. As well as creatively reinventing the still life, each developed a distinct interpretation of place, and in so doing established new means of expressing something of the culture of their respective nations in the twentieth century. The exhibition considers similarities and distinctions in their art to bring new perspectives to light about modernism’s dispersal and reinvention as it developed beyond the metropolitan wellspring of Europe.

This exhibition is also on view at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (October 12, 2016–February 19, 2017), the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (July 1–October 2, 2017), and the Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane (March 11–June 11, 2017).

For more information, please visit:
http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/okeeffe-preston-cossington-smith/