Terra Foundation-supported Events

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
Collection Loan: American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

From the collection of the Terra Foundation, two watercolors by Winslow Homer are exhibited in American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent,  Apple Picking, 1878 and A Garden in Nassau, 1885.  This exhibition examines the transformation of American practice in watercolor painting in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The illustrated catalogue is distributed by Yale University Press.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/851.html

Winslow Homer, Apple Picking, 1878, watercolor and gouache on paper, laid down on board, 7 x 8 3/8 in. (17.8 x 21.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.7
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 also 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); and the Kunstforeningen Gammelstrand in Copenhagen, Denmark (October 1, 2016–January 8, 2017).

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

Exhibition: Peter Hujar: Speed of Life

New York-based photographer Peter Hujar (1934–1987) is best known for his downtown nightscapes, erotic nudes, portraits of the city’s notable literati, and images of underground gay nightlife. Peter Hujar: Speed of Life will consider the artist’s career, from his apprenticeship in magazine and fashion work in the 1950s and the “radical chic” city of the late 1960s, to the age of AIDS, a disease from which he died in 1987. This exhibition will draw on approximately 150 photographs from across the artist’s career to present his rich, nuanced oeuvre and distinct worldview.

This exhibition is also on view at the Fotomuseum, The Hague, Netherlands (July 1 – October 15, 2017), the Morgan Library and Museum, New York (January 26 –May 20, 2018), and the Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California (July 11 – October 7, 2018).

More details are forthcoming.

Exhibition/Collection Loan: Japan America: Points of Contact, 1876–1970

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Childe Hassam, The White Kimono and  Edmund Tarbell, In the Orchard are exhibited in  Japan America: Points of Contact, 1876–1970 organized by Cornell University’s  Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

The exhibition is on view at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York, August 27 – December 18, 2016 and Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, February 12–May 21, 2017.

For more information, please visit:   https://www.crockerartmuseum.org/exhibitions/japanamerica

Edmund Tarbell, In the Orchard, 1891, oil on canvas, 60 3/4 x 65 1/2 in. (154.3 x 166.4 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.141
Collection Loan: Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West

https://www.burchfieldpenney.org/exhibitions/exhibition:03-10-2017-05-28-2017-mabel-dodge-luhan-and-company-american-moderns-and-the-west/From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Builders of the Desert by Walter Ufer is exhibited in Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West.  This exhibition is on view at the Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico, May 22–September 11, 2016; the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 29, 2016–January 22, 2017; and the Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo, New York, March 10–May 28, 2017.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.burchfieldpenney.org/exhibitions/exhibition:03-10-2017-05-28-2017-mabel-dodge-luhan-and-company-american-moderns-and-the-west/

 

Walter Ufer, Builders of the Desert, 1923, oil on canvas laid down on aluminum, 50 1/8 x 50 1/8 in. (127.3 x 127.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.174
Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: William Merritt Chase (1849–1916): A Painter between New York and Venice

Terra Collection InitiativeWilliam Merritt Chase (1849–1916): A Painter between New York and Venice is co-organized by The Phillips Collection; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia; and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

The exhibition in Venice features three works from the Terra Foundation Collection:

William Merritt Chase (1849–1916): A Painter between New York and Venice is accompanied by exhibition catalogues in English or Italian.

This exhibition is also on view as William Merritt Chase: A Modern Master, at the The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, (June 4–September 11, 2016) and as William Merritt Chase, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (October 9, 2016–January 16, 2017).

For more information, please visit:
http://capesaro.visitmuve.it/en/home/

 

William Merritt Chase, Ready for a Walk, c. 1885, Oil on canvas, 84 x 48 in. (213.4 x 121.9 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.26
Exhibition: Matisse/Diebenkorn

Co-organized with the Baltimore Museum of Art, this exhibition features more than 90 paintings and drawings by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) that illustrate the French modern master’s enduring influence on the post-war American painter. Diebenkorn’s long engagement with Matisse’s work is among the most productive instances of one painter looking at another’s paintings in the history of 20th-century art. This exhibition presents the trajectory of Diebenkorn’s long and successful career with some of the powerful works by Matisse that the younger artist would have seen.

This exhibition is also on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art (October 23, 2016 – January 29, 2017).

For more information, please visit: https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/matisse-diebenkorn/

Exhibition: America After the Fall: Painting the in 1930s

During the Great Depression, American artists visualized national culture in the context of the economic depression at home, civil war in Spain, and rising fascism in Europe. This exhibition argues that the 1930s, bookended by the economic crash of 1929 and the US’s entry into World War II in 1941, was one of the most vital artistic periods for American artists in the whole of the twentieth century. Featuring approximately 50 paintings—drawn from the holdings of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as from more than 25 public and private collections—it tells the story of this economically, politically, and aesthetically turbulent decade by surveying the varied works of artists such as Edward Hopper, Thomas Hart Benton, Ben Shahn, Philip Evergood, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Charles Sheeler, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Grant Wood.

The exhibition is also on view at the Art Institute of Chicago (June 5–September 18, 2016) and the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, France (October 12, 2016– January 30, 2017)

For more information, please visit: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/america-after-the-fall

Exhibition: Abstract Expressionism

Organized by the Royal Academy of Arts, London with the collaboration of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, this exhibition explores the full breadth of Abstract Expressionism in the first survey of the movement since 1959. In the “age of anxiety” surrounding the Second World War and the years of free jazz and Beat poetry, visual artists broke from accepted conventions to unleash a new confidence in painting. The exhibition will bring together works by Pollock, Rothko, Still, de Kooning, Newman, Kline, Smith, Guston and Gorky. The exhibition will also present lesser-known figures who contributed to the development of the movement and works of photography and sculpture to re-evaluate the movement that placed New York as a capital of the art world.

This exhibition was also be on view at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (September 24, 2016 – January 2, 2017).

For more information, please visit: https://www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus/en/exhibitions/abstract-expressionism/

Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention

Known today primarily for his role in the development of the electromagnetic telegraph and his namesake code, Samuel Morse began his career as a painter. Created between 1831 and 1833 in Paris and New York, Gallery of the Louvre was Morse’s masterwork and the culmination of his studies in Europe. Morse’s “gallery picture,” a form first popularized in the seventeenth century, is the only major example of such in the history of American art. For this canvas, Morse selected masterpieces from the Louvre’s collection and imaginatively “reinstalled” them in one of the museum’s grandest spaces, the Salon Carré.

The exhibition Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention, a Terra Collection Initiative, is accompanied by an anthology of the same title, published by the Terra Foundation and distributed by Yale University Press.

The exhibition is on view at:

For more information, please visit:

http://www.reynoldahouse.org/exhibitions/detail/samuel-fb-morses-gallery-of-the-louvre-and-the-art-of-invention

Samuel F. B. Morse, Gallery of the Louvre, 1831‒1833, oil on canvas, 73 3/4 x 108 in. (187.3 x 274.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.51
Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: Not as the Songs of other Lands: Nineteenth Century Australian and American Landscape Painting

From the collection of the Terra Collection for American Art, fifteen landscapes by American artists are exhibited with landscape works from the collection of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia as Not as the Songs of other Lands: Nineteenth Century Australian and American Landscape Painting. This exhibition examines major themes that informed landscape representation during the long nineteenth century, enabling cross-cultural comparative study.

In conjunction with the exhibition,  university courses with visiting lecturers from the U. S. will be held at University of Western Australia and at the University of Melbourne.

The exhibition is on view at Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, July 30, 2016–February 5, 2017 (as Continental Shift: Nineteenth Century American And Australian Landscape Painting) and Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia, March 14–June 11, 2017.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/exhibitions/future-exhibitions/exhib-date/2017-03-14/exhib/not-as-the-songs-of-other-lands

 

Alfred Thompson Bricher, Lake George from Bolton’s Landing, 1867, oil on canvas, 27 x 50 1/4in. (68.6 x 127.6cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.17
Exhibition: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism

Presented in partnership with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 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 on view at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (October 12, 2016 –February 19, 2017), Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane (March 11, 2017 – June 11, 2017), and the the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (July 1 – October 2, 2017).

For more information, please visit: https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/okeeffe,-preston-and-cossington-smith

Exhibition: László Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

Co-organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Future Present is the first comprehensive retrospective of Moholy-Nagy’s work in the United States in nearly 50 years. The exhibition brings together more than 300 works to survey the career of this multimedia artist. Moholy, as he was known, came to prominence as a professor at the Bauhaus art school in Germany (1923–28). In 1937 he founded the New Bauhaus in Chicago, a school that continues today as the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

This exhibition is also on view at the Art Institute of Chicago (October 2, 2016 – January 3, 2017).

For more information, please visit: http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/moholy-nagy-future-present

Exhibition: The American Dream: Pop to the Present

This exhibition presents the British Museum’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary American prints for the first time. Starting with the explosion of pop art in the 1960s, the exhibition presents prints by celebrated American artists Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, and others. Taking inspiration from the world around them – billboard advertising, global politics, Hollywood and household objects – these American artists created highly original prints to rival their paintings and sculptures.

For more information, please visit: http://americandreamexhibition.org/

Collection Loan: Tintamarre ! Instruments de musique dans l’art, 1860-1910 (In Concert!: Musical Instruments between the 1860s and the 1910s)

The exhibition In Concert!:  Musical Instruments between the 1860s and the 1910s includes The Violinist by Joseph DeCamp from the collection of the Terra Foundation.  This exhibition examines the representation of musical instruments in art from the nineteenth century to the early years of the twentieth century. Various musical instruments from the period will be on display.

The exhibition is on view at Musée des impressionnismes Giverny, March 24–July 2, 2017

For more information, please visit:

http://www.mdig.fr/en/concert-musical-instruments-art-1860-1910

Joseph DeCamp, The Violinist, c. 1902, Oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 28 1/4 in. (92.7 x 71.8 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.43
Collection Loan: Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form

From the collection of the Terra Collection for American Art, a photograph by Charles Sheeler, a gelatin silver print of Flower Forms, is exhibited in Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form.  This exhibition is on view at the James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, March 18–July 9, 2017.

 

For more information, please visit:

http://charlessheeler.org/

Charles Sheeler, Photograph of Flower Forms, 1919, gelatin silver print, image: 7 1/4 × 5 15/16 in. (18.4 × 15 cm), 2015.3
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 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 2017–January 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