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.
Developed around two iconic Homer paintings—the Worcester Art Museum’s The Gale (1883–93) and the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Hark! The Lark (1882)—the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England explores the artist’s time in Cullercoats, England, in 1881 and 1882. Jointly coordinated by Worcester and Milwaukee, the exhibition features the most comprehensive group of oils made during or emerging directly from Homer’s time abroad. Shown alongside comparative paintings by English artists, these works complicate our understanding of Homer’s art as purely American in subject and style. From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Winslow Homer’s Perils of the Sea and The Nurse are exhibited.
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.