Terra Foundation-supported Events

Seminar: “American Photography in the Global Context”

Laura Katzman, Terra Foundation Visiting Professor at Freie Universität Berlin and Professor of Art History at James Madison University, will present her paper “Mining the Archive: Photography, Modernity, and the Office of Information for Puerto Rico” during this session of the seminar series “Camera Memoria.”

Her research examines an important yet neglected chapter in the history of twentieth century documentary practice in the United States: a post-World War II photographic project set up by the Office of Information for Puerto Rico (OIPR), an island government agency led by progressive norteamericanos. OIPR photographers transported a New Deal idiom of recording social and economic conditions in American states to an impoverished US territory that had been a Spanish colony for 400 years before the US seizure of the island in the Spanish American War. Informed by the now legendary Farm Security Administration photographic project, the OIPR documented Puerto Rico’s monumental shift from an agricultural to an industrial economy at a watershed moment in its history, when the increasingly powerful Popular Democratic Party sought both political autonomy and economic safeguards from the United States. How the photographers created and disseminated a visual language that engaged the complexities of the island nation, including its colonial legacy in the context of US imperial ambition, and how they negotiated their shifting roles in a fraught political landscape, are issues central to Katzman’s investigation.

Stella Jungmann (Universität Zürich), recipient of a 2018 Terra Foundation Research Travel Grant to the United States, will also present her paper “Transferring an aesthetic experience: Robert H. Pruyn’s photographs of Edo, Japan, 1862” during this seminar.

“American Photography in the Global Context” will be held on the Campus Paris Diderot, Olympe de Gouges building, room 117. Event in English.

For more information, please visit: https://camemoria.hypotheses.org/168.

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:

https://www.pem.org/

 

Sanford Robinson Gifford, Hunter Mountain, Twilight, 1866. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.57
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 2019 to December 2019.

For more information, please visit http://www.artic.edu/collections/art-institute-chicago-and-terra-foundation-american-art.

Charles Courtney Curran, Lotus Lilies, 1888, oil on canvas, 18 x 32 in. (45.7 x 81.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.35
Terra Collection Initiative: Gallery Installation

A major painting by Thomas Moran from the Terra Foundation for American Art Collection is on loan for 18 months to the Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology at the University of Oxford. Autumn Afternoon, the Wissahickon is exhibited in the permanent collection galleries devoted to British landscape painting of the 19th century. In the galleries, works by J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, and Samuel Palmer provide historical and artistic context for Moran’s painting, which was created just two years after the American artist’s visit to the UK. This work will be on view from March 2019 to the Summer of 2020.

This painting is on loan in conjunction with the Terra Foundation Visiting Professorships at the University of Oxford.

For more information visit: http://www.ashmolean.org/

Thomas Moran, Autumn Afternoon, the Wissahickon, 1864, oil on canvas, 30 1/4 x 45 1/4 in. (76.8 x 114.9 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.99
Study Day: “American Art in the 1940s: Global Currents, Local Tides. A Study Day in Memory of Professor François Brunet”

This study day will take up the notion of the transactional both as a historically specific term, grounded in the particular cultural and intellectual context of the 1940s United States, and as a method of inquiry that focuses on reciprocal and mutually co-constitutive aspects of cultural production. The 1940s, which saw the end of the Second World War and the beginning of the Cold War, has been the focus of numerous scholarly publications in the fields of U.S. history, political science, globalization studies, and literary and cultural studies. Yet the scholarship on American art and visual culture still tends to fraction the decade along the pre- and post-1945 divide. However, a number of recent publications, primarily focused on individual artists working at the time, challenge this situation and propose fresh perspectives on the period. This event aims to contribute to the process of re-conceptualizing the 1940s by bringing together scholars and curators who offer alternative approaches to thinking about the decade.

Professor of American art and literature at the Université Paris Diderot and member of the Institut Universitaire de France, François Brunet (1960–2018) was a specialist in the history of photography. A prolific scholar, and dedicated teacher and mentor, Professor Brunet was instrumental in advancing the study of American art and visual culture in France through fostering networks of institutional collaboration and exchange. The Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellowship is one among numerous programs that benefited from his time and energy. The conception of this study day is greatly indebted to his generous intellectual contributions.

The event is organized by Tatsiana Zhurauliova, Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the Université Paris Nanterre and Université Paris Diderot, in collaboration with these affiliated institutions.

The study day will be held on Tuesday, April 16, at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art and Wednesday, April 17, at the Université Paris Diderot. This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in French and English.

The program is available in English and French.

For more information, please visit: http://www.larca.univ-paris-diderot.fr/conferences/2018-2019/article/american-art-in-the-1940s-global-currents-local-tides

Exhibition: MINIMALISM: SPACE. LIGHT. OBJECT.

This exhibition considers Minimalist art from multiple points of origin—from New York and the US West Coast to Japan, Korea, Europe, and Australia—and explores its legacies and influences in Southeast Asia and beyond. With its radical reduction of form and its renegotiation of the relationship between the object and its environment, Minimalism had a profound influence not only on visual art, but also on the performing arts, literature, fashion, architecture, and interior design. Featured American artists include Donald Judd (1928–1994), Barnett Newman (1905–1970), and Agnes Martin (1912–2004), among others.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.nationalgallery.sg/exhibitions/minimalism-space-light-object

 

Symposium: “Atelier 17 e a gravura moderna nas Américas / Atelier 17 and Modern Printmaking in the Americas”

Held in conjunction with the exhibition, Atelier 17 e a gravura moderna nas Américas / Atelier 17 and Modern Printmaking in the Americas, co-organized by the Museu de Contemporânea Arte da Unviersidade de São Paulo (MAC-USP) and the Terra Foundation for American Art (March 23–June 2, 2019), this two-day, international symposium examines major trends in modern printmaking across the Americas, with a focus on the practice, influence, and students of Stanley William Hayter and his Atelier 17 workshop.

Program

April 11, 2019

Abstraction in Printmaking: Experiences in U.S. and Brazil

Art is something you pass on: Community and Collaboration

Ruth Fine, independent curator, Philadelphia, USA (paper read by Taylor L. Poulin, Curatorial Associate, Terra Foundation for American Art)

Panorama of Printmaking Techniques in Brazil in the 20th century

Luiz Claudio Mubarac, artist, printmaker, and professor of the Department of Visual Art at the School of Communications and Arts at the University of São Paulo, Brazil

Moderator: Peter John Brownlee, Curator, Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, USA

Post-War Printmaking in Brazil and the United States

The Legacy and Impact of Stanley William Hayter on Post-War American Art

Ann Shafer, PhD, independent curator, Baltimore, USA

Moderator: Ana Gonçalves Magalhães, Vice-Director and Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art of University of São Paulo, Brazil

Roundtable with Ann Shafer, Carlos Martins, Luiz Claudio Mubarac, Ana Magalhaes and Peter John Brownlee

April 12, 2019

Panel – Atelier 17: innovation and transnationality

Atelier 17 Print Collection at MAC USP from the Nelson Rockefeller Donation

Carolina Rossetti de Toledo, Master in Art History, USP, and PhD candidate at PGEHA USP, Brazil

Relations Between Atelier 17 and Argentinian printmakers

Siliva Dolinko, PhD in Art History from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Panel – artist spotlight

Artist spotlight: Geraldo de Barros

Heloisa Espada, PhD in Arts at the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo, Brazil

Artist spotlight: Livio Abramo

Priscila Sacchettin, curator and PhD in Art History at UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil

Q&A session

Closing Conference

The Women of Atelier 17: Craft, Creativity, and Modernist Printmaking

Christina Weyl, PhD, independent scholar and curator, New York, USA

Q&A session

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 was also on view at the Tokyo National Museum and will be on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. More information is forthcoming.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.mmca.go.kr/eng/exhibitions/exhibitionsDetail.do?menuId=1020000000&exhId=201808280001082

Terra Collection Initiative: Gallery Installation

A major painting by Thomas Moran from the Terra Foundation for American Art Collection is on loan for 18 months to the Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology at the University of Oxford. Autumn Afternoon, the Wissahickon is exhibited in the permanent collection galleries devoted to British landscape painting of the 19th century. In the galleries, works by J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, and Samuel Palmer provide historical and artistic context for Moran’s painting, which was created just two years after the American artist’s visit to the UK.  This work will be on view from March 2019 to the Summer of 2020.

This painting is on loan in conjunction with the Terra Foundation Visiting Professorships at the University of Oxford.

For more information visit: http://www.ashmolean.org/

Thomas Moran, Autumn Afternoon, the Wissahickon, 1864, oil on canvas, 30 1/4 x 45 1/4 in. (76.8 x 114.9 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.99
Collection on View: 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 2019 to December 2019.

For more information, please visit http://www.artic.edu/collections/art-institute-chicago-and-terra-foundation-american-art.

John Singer Sargent, Dennis Miller Bunker Painting at Calcot, 1888, oil on canvas mounted on masonite, 27 x 25 1/4 in. (68.6 x 64.1 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.130