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.
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, Twilightand 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.
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.
Pathways to Modernism: American Art, 1865–1945 is the first major exhibition 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.
Organized by the Eskenazi Museum of Art, at Indiana University, Bloomington, and the Tsinghua University Art Museum, Americans Abroad: Landscape and Artistic Exchange, 1800–1920 showcases American and European paintings dating from the late eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century to address the affinities and influences between American and European art.
From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art,Julia’s Sister by William Glackens is exhibited in William J. Glackens and Pierre-August Renoir: Affinities and Distinctions. This work is exhibited alongside works by Renoir, situated in themes of American and European modernism.
This exhibition will be on view at the NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 21, 2018–May 5, 2019; and the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN, June 21–September 21, 2019.