Terra Foundation-supported Events

Collection loan: Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting

This exhibition explores Homer’s relationship to photography, including his travels with other artists and photographers during the Civil War. From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Homer’s On Guard will be exhibited in dialogue with painting, printmaking, drawing, and photography that was central to Homer’s artistic practice.  Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting is on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, June 23–October 28, 2018.  Homer’s On Guard exhibited though September 1, 2018.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/exhibitions/2018/winslow-homer-camera.shtml

Winslow Homer, On Guard, 1864, oil on canvas, 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (31.1 x 23.5 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1994.11
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.

William Stanley Haseltine, Rocks at Nahant, 1864, oil on canvas, 22 3/8 x 40 1/2in. (56.8 x 102.9cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.65
Exhibition: American Masters

This exhibition tells the story of the formation of the National Gallery of Australia’s  American collection. From Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, Pop, Neo-Dada and Photo-Realism, to Conceptual, Land and Performance Art, American Masters examines how a generation of young Americans challenged local traditions and reinvented modern art, inspired by European émigrés including Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Josef Albers. The international impact of major American artists between the 1940s and 1980s is captured in masterworks by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Chuck Close, Donald Judd, Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois. Highlights include paintings and works on paper by artists of the New York School and a selection of light works by Dan Flavin, Bruce Nauman, Keith Sonnier and James Turrell.

For more information, please visit: 
https://nga.gov.au/americanmasters/default.cfm

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), the Grand Palais, Paris, France (September 21, 2017–January 29, 2018), and C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany (March 24–July 1, 2018). 

For more information, please visit:

https://ims.com.br/exposicao/irving-penn-centenario-ims-paulista/

Exhibition: Designers in Film: Avant-Garde and Commercial Cinema in Mid-Century Chicago

Designers in Film: Avant-Garde and Commercial Cinema in Mid-Century Chicago examines and illuminates the distinctive vein of industrial films which Chicago became known for in the 1950s and 1960s, and their compelling relationship to more avant-garde film experiments produced by the same artists and designers, including, most prominently, Morton and Millie Goldsholl and their firm Goldsholl and Associates. The Goldsholls were part of a generation of designers that emerged from the Institute of Design, where László Moholy-Nagy famously fostered a curriculum of aesthetic experimentation and social engagement. The Goldsholls’ innovative integration of film with other forms of visual production such as print advertising and brand development placed them at the forefront of their peers in design, and the wider community of filmmakers in Chicago. Designers in Film is the first exhibition to focus on the relationship between film and mid-twentieth century art and design in Chicago, and to study this history as a particular outgrowth of the city’s social, artistic, and political climate. The exhibition features highly inventive moving images alongside materials related to their creation, ranging from designed objects to drawings, print advertisements, photographs, and other ephemera.

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: http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/view/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/designers-in-film.html

Exhibition: The Essential Duchamp

The Essential Duchamp presents Marcel Duchamp’s (1887–1968) life and work through the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). The exhibition provides a survey of the artist and emphasizes his sustained efforts to eliminate the boundary between art and life. Traveling to the Tokyo National Museum, National Museum of Modern Art South Korea, and the Art Gallery of New South Whales, this exhibition will be the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to Duchamp to be presented in these regions.

This exhibition will also be on view at National Museum of Modern Art South Korea and the Art Gallery of New South Whales. More information is forthcoming.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_free_page/index.php?id=1915&lang=en

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

Exhibition: South Side Stories: Rethinking Chicago Art, 1960–1980

During the 1960s and 1970s, Chicago was shaped by art and ideas produced and circulated on the South Side. Yet the history of the period’s creative and social ferment has often remained segregated by the city’s social, political, and geographic divides. South Side Stories: Rethinking Chicago Art, 1960–1980—organized by the Smart Museum in collaboration with the DuSable Museum of African American History and presented concurrently with South Side Stories: Holdings at the DuSable—takes a nuanced look at the cultural history of Chicago’s South Side during this momentous era of change and conflict, with a focus on artists of the Black Arts Movement. Through nearly 100 objects, the show upends dominant narratives of the period and unearths rich stories by examining watershed cultural moments from the Hairy Who to the Wall of Respect, from the Civil Rights movement to the AfriCOBRA, from vivid protest posters to visionary outsider art, and from the Free University movement to the radical jazz of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.

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: http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/south-side-stories-rethinking-chicago-art/

Exhibition: Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow explores Chicago’s history of robust recognition and early acceptance of self-taught and outsider art and artists. The exhibition presents intrinsic themes embodied in the works of 12 artists, including Chicago icons, Henry Darger, Lee Godie, Joseph Yoakum, and others. Themes found in several artists’ works and represented here include the psychologically-charged tension in oppositions and contradictions; interaction between high style and the vernacular, between nature and culture; drawing on memory and the expressive use of line and form as a survival mechanism; immigration and/or relocation as a defining experience; surviving the African American experience; and the power of portraiture as a view into society, psyche, and soul.

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: http://www.art.org/chicago-calling-art-against-the-flow

Exhibition: 3–D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–1980

3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–1980 examines the little-known sculptural work and dimensional painting made by the Chicago Imagists during the early years of their practice. As the first in-depth exploration of the overall affinity of Imagist artists for objects, the exhibition features artists who worked individually to craft unique approaches, but who shared key influences, such as Surrealism and the Surrealist objects. In addition to members of the original Imagist groups, the exhibition includes work by Don Baum, the chief curator of the Imagist moment; Ray Yoshida, the teacher with whom many Imagists studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; as well as H.C. Westermann, arguably the point of origin for the exhibition.

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://tang.skidmore.edu/exhibitions/238-3-d-doings-the-imagist-object-in-chicago-art-1964-1980

Exhibition: Todros Geller: Strange Worlds

Todros Geller: Strange Worlds focuses on the multifaceted oeuvre of Todros Geller (1889–1949), an influential Chicago artist and central figure in the history of modern American Jewish art. Born in Ukraine, Geller immigrated to Chicago in 1918, which remained his home until his death. An active proponent of the concept of Jewish art, he served as a mentor to numerous Chicago Jewish artists and as a prominent educator, first as a teacher at the Jewish People’s Institute and Jane Addams Hull House, then as supervisor of art for the College of Jewish Studies (later Spertus Institute) and acting director of The Jewish Museum in Chicago. In both work and life, Geller reflected the prevailing social, political, and artistic concerns of his time, while remaining intimately entwined with Chicago’s evolving Jewish community and its efforts to establish, maintain, and promote Jewish identity.

This exhibition draws from the unique holdings from the Spertus Institute’s collection to survey the broad scope of Geller’s creative endeavors. In addition to a broad range of paintings, prints, and works on paper, the collection includes an extensive archive of Geller’s personal materials, encompassing preparatory sketches, letters, books, postcards, periodicals, news articles, photographs, posters, book illustrations, and bookplates. Todros Geller: Strange Worlds draws on these unique resources—the majority on view for the first time—to examine the public and private concerns that animated Geller’s work throughout his career.

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://www.spertus.edu/exhibitions/strange-worlds

Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: Pathways to Modernism: American Art, 1865–1945

Pathways to Modernism: American Art, 1865–1945 is the first major collaboration between the Art Institute of Chicago and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Featuring 78 paintings and works on paper, this thematic exhibition explores the many paths by which American art became modern through its engagement with the political, economic, and cultural developments that transformed the nature of daily life, as well as modes of art making during this tumultuous period.

Pathways to Modernism includes 43 works from the Terra Foundation collection by artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Theodore Robinson, William Merritt Chase, Arthur Dove, Helen Torr, Charles Demuth, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and Edward Hopper.

Pathways to Modernism will be accompanied by public programming and an exhibition catalogue published in Chinese and English.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.shanghaimuseum.net/museum/frontend/en/display/exhibition-info-out-line.action

Patrick Henry Bruce, Peinture, 1917–18, oil and graphite on canvas, 25 5/8 x 32 1/8in. (65.1 x 81.6cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.21
Collection Loan: Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment

The exhibition Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment explores ecological themes including Industrialization and environmental conservation, as well as shifts in American landscape painting. From the Terra Foundation Collection, two works are exhibited, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Hunter Mountain, Twilight and Martin Johnson Heade, Newburyport Marshes: Approaching Storm.  Organized by  Princeton University Art Museum, this exhibition is on view at the Princeton University Art Museum, October 13, 2018–January 6, 2019; Peabody Essex Museum, February 2, 2019–May 5, 2019; and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, May 25, 2019–September 9, 2019.

For more information, please visit:

http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/art/exhibitions/2818

 

Sanford Robinson Gifford, Hunter Mountain, Twilight, 1866. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.57
Exhibition: Richard Pousette-Dart: Beginnings

Cambridge University’s art gallery, Kettle’s Yard, presents Richard Pousette-Dart: Beginnings. This exhibition re-assesses Richard Pousette-Dart’s (1916–1992) contributions to the development of Abstract Expressionism while also examining the artist’s over 40-year friendship with Kettle’s Yard founder, Jim Ede, whose collection forms the basis of this museum. Although usually recognized for his painting, Pousette-Dart’s experiments in drawing, sculpture and photography will be featured, focusing on his formative practice during the mid-1930s to the late-1940s.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/events/richard-pousette-dart-beginnings/

 

Exhibition/Collection Loan: John Singer Sargent

The exhibition John Singer Sargent explores Sargent’s relationship with Scandinavian art around 1900, including society portraits, as well as portraits of children, artists, and friends; landscapes; and genre scenes. Noted in the provenance, the painting  Parisian Beggar Girl (c. 1880), from the Terra Foundation collection and included in the exhibition, was a gift from Sargent to Albert Edelfelt, a Finnish painter also included in the exhibition.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.nationalmuseum.se/en/utst%C3%A4llningar/kommande-utst%C3%A4llningar/john-singer-sargent

John Singer Sargent, A Parisian Beggar Girl, c. 1880, oil on canvas, 25 3/8 x 17 3/16 in. (64.5 x 43.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1994.14
Exhibition: Pattern and Decoration: Ornament as Promise

Co-organized by the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst (Ludwig Forum) and the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna (mumok), Pattern and Decoration: Ornament as Promise presents a comprehensive survey of the American Pattern and Decoration movement (1975–1985), which emerged among artists committed to feminist causes. This exhibition showcases artwork with wallpaper-like patterns, decorative ornamentation, and aggressively colorful compositions. Artists include Robert S. Zakanitch (b. 1940), Miriam Schapiro (1923–2015), Valerie Jaudon (b. 1954), Joyce Kozloff (b. 1942), and Kim MacConnel (b. 1948), among others. Optimistic and progressive, these artists questioned traditional notions of art while also broaching larger sociopolitical themes in the global art scene, including the position of women, Native Americans, and ethnic minorities.

For more information, please visit:
http://ludwigforum.de/en/event/pattern-and-decoration/

Exhibition: Anni Albers

Co-organized by the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, and the Tate Modern, London, Anni Albers showcases the multifaceted weaver’s long career. Albers (1899–1994) studied during the 1920s at the Bauhaus School. After emigrating to the United States, with her husband Josef Albers, she taught at Black Mountain College. At the center of her creative achievement are her woven images, characterized by complex textile structures, abstraction, and subtle coloration.

The exhibition is also on view at K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (June 9–September 9, 2019)

For more information, please visit:
https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/anni-albers

Exhibition: Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing draws attention to the documentary photographer Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) and how she used photography as an instrument of social change. Best known for her iconic 1936 image Migrant Mother, Lange’s career spanned more than four decades. This exhibition presents Lange’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographs, her images of the WWII-era internment of Japanese Americans, and her “New California” series, depicting environmental change in that state.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.jeudepaume.org/index.php?page=article&idArt=3059

Exhibition: Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) presents Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static, a retrospective of the four-decade career of abstract painter Harvey Quaytman (1937–2002). Quaytman’s work resides at the juncture of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Process Art and Constructivism—where considerations of line, distilled geometric forms, materiality, atmosphere, and texture merge. Strongly influenced by the work of Kazimir Malevich (1878–1935), Piet Mondrian (1872–1944), and Henri Matisse (1869–1954), Quaytman’s work reveals the interplay between earlier strands of European Modernism and American post-war abstraction, pushing the formal and conceptual boundaries of abstract painting.

For more information, please visit:

https://bampfa.org/program/harvey-quaytman-against-static