From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, John Graham’sThe 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.
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.
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.
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 Louvrewas 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.
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.
Since 2014, the Terra Foundation of American Art has loaned works for display to Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny. Works form the Terra Foundation Collection are on display in a gallery dedicated to Daniel J. Terra. The gallery places a focus on the rich impressionist legacy of Giverny and its surrounds. This installation features five works from the Terra Foundation Collection: