Terra Foundation-supported Events

Exhibition: Jasper Johns: “Something Resembling Truth”

The first comprehensive survey of Jasper Johns’s work to be held in the United Kingdom in 40 years, this exhibition will feature more than 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, revealing the continuities and changes that have occurred in the artist’s career over the past six decades and the curiosity and experimentation that Johns continues to apply to his current practice.

This exhibition was also on view at the Royal Academy of Arts in London (September 23 – December 10, 2017).

For more information please visit:
https://www.thebroad.org/art/special-exhibitions/jasper-johns-something-resembling-truth

 

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 2018 to December 2018.

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

Max Weber, Construction, 1915, oil on canvas, 22 7/8 x 27 7/8 in. (58.1 x 70.8 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1987.31
Exhibition: Irving Penn: Centennial

This major retrospective of the photographs of Irving Penn commemorates 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 was also on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (April 24–July 30, 2017) and the Grand Palais, Paris, France (September 21, 2017–January 29, 2018). It will subsequently travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.co-berlin.org/en/irving-penn

Exhibition: Robert Smithson: Time Crystals

Robert Smithson: Time Crystals is the first exhibition in Australia dedicated to the artist. Best known for his radical land art of the 1960s and early 1970s, Smithson is now widely recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Inspired by ideas of crystalline geometry and non-biological time, he redefined abstraction and challenged art history.

Featuring new research on the artist’s practice, Time Crystals presents sculpture, photography, film, drawings, and texts borrowed from major Australian and international collections. It also includes the most extensive display of Smithson’s manuscript and archival material to date drawn from the Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt Papers at the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art.

This exhibition will also be on view at the Monash University Museum of Art (July 21–September 22, 2018).

For more information, please visit:
https://www.artmuseum.uq.edu.au/

Robert Smithson during the building of Spiral Jetty 1970
Rozel Point, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1 April 1970
Photograph: Gianfranco Gorgoni
Reproduced coutesy of Gianfranco Gorgoni
Exhibition: The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820

This exhibition reunites an extraordinary collection of paintings, portraits, and prints; mineral, plant, and animal specimens; scientific instruments; American Indian artifacts; and relics from the ancient world. Originally assembled in the Philosophy Chamber, an ornately decorated room devoted to the discipline of natural philosophy, this early teaching collection at Harvard College was founded in 1766. Artists, scientists, students, and advocates of American Independence—John Singleton Copley, John Trumbull, George Washington, John Adams, and James Monroe, among others—came to the Philosophy Chamber to discover and disseminate new knowledge. The collection and the chamber played a vital role in teaching and research at Harvard, while also serving as the center of artistic and intellectual life in the greater New England region for more than 50 years.

The exhibition was also on view at Harvard Art Museums (May 15, 2017).

For more information, please visit:
https://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/exhibitions/exhibitionprogramme/thephilosophychamber/

Collection Loan: Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, Promise

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, George Caleb  Bingham’s, The Jolly Flatboatmen is exhibited in Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, Promise.  This exhibition is on view at the Mississippi Museum of Art, December 9, 2017 – July 8, 2018.

 

 

For more information, please visit:

http://msmuseumart.org/index.php/exhibitions/exhibition/picturing-mississippi-1817-2017-land-of-plenty-pain-and-promise

 

 

 

George Caleb Bingham, The Jolly Flatboatmen, 1877-78, oil on canvas, 26 1/16 x 36 3/8 in. (66.2 x 92.4 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.15
Collection Loan: Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Jane Peterson’s Marché aux Fleurs is exhibited in Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad. This exhibition is also on view at the Mattatuck Museum, November 19, 2017–January 28, 2018; Long Island Museum of Art, Stony Brook, New York, February 11–April 22, 2018;  and The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York, August 5–October 14, 2018.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.columbiamuseum.org/

Jane C. Peterson, Marché au Fleurs, 1908, oil on canvas, 17 1/8 x 23 1/8 in. (43.5 x 58.7 cm), 1994.17
Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: America’s Cool Modernism: O’Keeffe to Hopper

America’s Cool Modernism: O’Keeffe to Hopper, a  Terra Collection Initiative, is co-organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology at the University of Oxford.

The exhibition of paintings, prints, and photographs features 27 works from the Terra Foundation Collection including:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is lending 18 paintings. Additional works in the exhibition are lent from US museums and private collections.  Many of the artworks have never been exhibited in the UK before.  America’s Cool Modernism: O’Keeffe to Hopper is accompanied by an exhibition catalogue.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.ashmolean.org/americascoolmodernism

Edward Hopper, Dawn in Pennsylvania, 1942. Oil on canvas, 24 3/8 x 44 1/4 in. (61.9 x 112.4 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.77
Collection Loan: Mary Cassatt: Une impressionniste américaine à Paris (Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist in Paris)

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Mary Cassatt’s Summertime and Jenny and her Sleepy Child are exhibited in Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist in Paris. This exhibition is jointly developed by US curator Dr. Nancy Mowll Mathews, Eugénie Prendergast Senior Curator and Lecturer, Emerita from Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and in France, by Pierre Curie, director of the Revue de l’Art, chief curator of heritage, and curator of the Musée Jacquemart-André.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com/en/mary-cassatt

 

Mary Cassatt, Summertime, 1894, oil on canvas, 39 5/8 x 32 in. (100.6 x 81.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1988.25
Terra Collection Initiative: Gallery Installation

Three works from the Terra Foundation for American Art are on loan for two years to the Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology at the University of Oxford. Exhibited in the permanent collection galleries are Charles Courtney Curran’s, In the Luxembourg (Garden), 1889,  Childe Hassam’s, French Peasant Girl, 1883, and Maurice Prendergast’s, The Luxembourg Garden, Paris, 1890-94.  These works by American artists are on loan in conjunction with a visiting professorship at the University of Oxford.

For more information visit: http://www.ashmolean.org/

Childe Hassam French Peasant Girl, c. 1883, Oil on canvas, 21 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. (54.9 x 35.2 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1989.21
Exhibition: James Rosen­quist: Paint­ing as Im­mer­sion

This retrospective ex­hi­bi­tion of Pop Art icon James Rosen­quist (1933–2017) will present his massive works in the context of their cul­tu­r­al, so­cial, and po­lit­i­cal di­men­sions. Along with archival mate­rials and doc­u­ments de­sig­nat­ed by the artist as source ma­te­rials, some of which have not previously been ex­hi­b­it­ed, the show will re­veal Rosen­quist’s marked in­ter­est in history and the political events of his time.

This exhibition was also on view at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne (November 18, 2017–March 4, 2018).

For more information, please visit:
https://en.aros.dk/exhibitions_/2018/james-rosenquist/

Exhibition: The Water Lilies: American Abstract Painting and the Last Monet

In 1955, Alfred Barr brought one of Claude Monet’s large Water Lilies panels into the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, at a time when these great “decorations,” still in the studio in Giverny, were beginning to attract the attention of collectors and museums. Monet was presented at that time as “a bridge between the naturalism of early Impressionism and the highly developed school of Abstract Art” in New York, with his Water Lilies seen in the context of Pollock’s paintings, such as Autumn Rhythm (number 30), 1950. The reception of these later Monet works resonated with American Abstract Expression, then coming into the museum collections. This exhibition includes a selection of some of Monet’s later works and around twenty major paintings by American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Philip Guston, Joan Mitchell, Mark Tobey, Sam Francis, Jean-Paul Riopelle and Ellsworth Kelly.

An international symposium, « Ils ont continué Monet. La réception américaine des Nymphéas,” will be held at the Musée d’Orsay on May 30 & 31 in conjunction with the exhibition. To consult the program and reserve, please visit the Musée d’Orsay website.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.musee-orangerie.fr/en/event/water-lilies-american-abstract-painting-and-last-monet

 

Exhibition: Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography

Chicago conceptual photographer Kenneth Josephson (b. 1932) has spent his career scrutinizing photography’s inherent reproducibility and circulation, making use of a mass-cultural archive of images, and mastering self-reflexive, often humorous devices–methods undoubtedly a result of Josephson’s years at the Institute of Design, where as a student he studied under Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. He afterward went on to teach at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for nearly forty years. Examining Josephson’s production from roughly 1960–1980, Picture Fiction focuses on his four main, ongoing series: Images within Images, Marks and Evidence, History of Photography Series, and Archaeological Series. Largely drawn from the MCA Chicago’s permanent collection, the exhibition reveals concerns shared by Josephson and conceptual artists emerging in the 1960s, and moreover, draws parallels between his practice and contemporary artists.

This exhibition is presented as part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

For more information, please visit: https://mcachicago.org/Exhibitions/2018/Picture-Fiction-Kenneth-Josephson-And-Contemporary-Photography