Terra Foundation-supported Events

Exhibition: Bruce Nauman

Co-organized by Tate Modern and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, this exhibition presents the work of Bruce Nauman (b. 1941). Since the late 1960s, he has continually tested what an artwork can be by reshaping old forms and creating new ones. His works using sound, film, video, and neon have influenced generations of artists.

This is the first major exhibition of his work in London in more than 20 years. It allows visitors to engage with the artist’s universe through immersive installations with a strong emphasis on sound and moving image, as well as poetic sculptures and neon pieces.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/bruce-nauman

Exhibition/Collection Loan: Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture

The exhibition positions Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt’s ties to the United States as a crucial factor in the construction of American cultural identity and visual arts. Humboldt’s work influenced many American artists and thinkers in the 19th century. Through a careful selection of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and selected maps, documents, and natural history artifacts, the exhibition examines Humboldt’s century-long influence on five spheres of American cultural development: the visual arts, sciences, literature, politics, and exploration. Works by many artists of the United States will be featured, including the Gallery of the Louvre by Samuel F.B. Morse from the TFAA collection.

For more information, including re-opening dates and times, please visit:

https://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/humboldt

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: The Studio of Nature, 1860-1910: The Terra Collection in Context

The Studio of Nature, 1860-1910: The Terra Collection in Context (L’atelier de la Nature, 1860-1910. Invitation à la Terra Collection) is co-organized by the Musée des impressionnisme Giverny and the Terra Foundation for American Art. The exhibition  assembles 89 paintings, prints and photographs, including 62 works from the Terra Foundation and works from the collections of the musée des impressionnisme Giverny, the Musée d’Orsay,  the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Société de Géographie, Paris.

The Studio of Nature, 1860-1910: The Terra Collection in Context will be accompanied by public programming and an exhibition catalogue published in French.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.mdig.fr/en/studio-nature-1860-1910

Martin Johnson Heade, Newburyport Marshes: Approaching Storm, c. 1871, oil on canvas, 15 1/4 x 30 1/8 in. (38.7 x 76.5 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.68
Terra Collection Initiative: Gallery Installation

A major painting by Thomas Moran from the Terra Foundation for American Art Collection is on loan 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 painting is on loan in conjunction with the Terra Foundation Visiting Professorships at the University of Oxford. This work will be on view from March 2019 through 2020.

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
Terra Collection Initiative: 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 2020 to December 2020.

For more information, please visit: http://www.artic.edu/

Fitz Henry Lane, Brace’s Rock, Brace’s Cove, 1864, oil on canvas, 10 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. (26.0 x 38.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.83
Terra Collection Initiative: Gallery Installation

A major painting by Thomas Moran from the Terra Foundation for American Art Collection is on loan  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 painting is on loan in conjunction with the Terra Foundation Visiting Professorships at the University of Oxford. This work will be on view from March 2019 through 2020.

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
Terra Collection Initiative: 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 2020 to December 2020.

For more information, please visit: http://www.artic.edu/

Fitz Henry Lane, Brace’s Rock, Brace’s Cove, 1864, oil on canvas, 10 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. (26.0 x 38.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.83
Terra Collection Initiative: Our Souls are by Nature Equal to Yours: The Life and Legacy of Judith Sargent Murray

From the Terra Foundation Collection, Portrait of Mrs. John Stevens (Judith Sargent, later Mrs. John Murray) from 1770–72, by John Singleton Copley is exhibited at the Cape Ann Museum.  Co-organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Cape Ann Museum, and The Sargent House Museum, the exhibition Our Souls are by Nature Equal to Yours: The Life and Legacy of Judith Sargent Murray  focuses on the contributions and legacy of writer, philosopher, and woman’s rights advocate Judith Sargent Murray (1751–1820).  The portrait of Judith Sargent Murray is featured alongside manuscripts, letters, and personal artifacts.

The exhibition coincides with the 100th anniversary of the founding of The Sargent House Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Our Souls are by Nature Equal to Yours: The Life and Legacy of Judith Sargent Murray  is on display at the Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, Massachusetts  September 28, 2019–November 8, 2020.  (This exhibition has been extended from an original closing date March 31, 2020)

For more information visit: https://www.capeannmuseum.org/exhibitions/our-souls-are-nature-equal-yours-legacy-judith-sargent-murray/

John Singleton Copley, Portrait of Mrs. John Stevens (Judith Sargent, later Mrs. John Murray), 1770–1772, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 in. (127.0 x 101.6 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 2000.6
Online Dialogue: “Walker Evans and Renewals of American Documentary”

In this dialogue organized by the Terra Foundation, Stephanie Schwartz (Associate Professor in American Art, University College London) and Quentin Bajac (Director, Jeu de Paume) will address the legacy of Walker Evans (1903–75) and the renewals of American documentary from the 1960s to the present.

Expanding from her recently published book Walker Evans: No Politics (University of Texas Press, 2020), Stephanie Schwartz will take up the issue of “remakes” as concerns both how the photographer revisited his work throughout his long career, as well as how Evans and documentary reemerged in the 1960s and 1970s through the work of Allan Sekula (1951–2013). Schwartz will address the multiple temporalities of documentary and influence.

Quentin Bajac, curator of the survey exhibition Stephen Shore (Museum of Modern Art, 2017–18), will focus on the fascination that Shore (b. 1947) has always had for Evans’s work. “If I were to say in the photographic world the one person whom I used as a springboard for ideas and a resource to learn from, it was Walker Evans,” Shore asserted in the New York Times in 2004. More than an influence, Shore prefers to characterize his relationship with Evans in another vein, closer to a sentiment (“a kinship”) or a way of being (“the same constitutional type”). Bajac will address the many different facets that this relationship has taken throughout Shore’s career.

Together, the speakers will address and trouble the issue of “influence,” querying what it means for photography and its histories and thinking about the larger question of what Evans and American documentary might mean today.

This event will be held online in English. It is scheduled for 6–7:15 p.m. in Paris (GMT +1), including time for a Q&A with the speakers after their presentations. Reservation is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4516021673826/WN_KdNDlgC8Qp6IYIlM8oqGhA.

Walker Evans, Houses. Atlanta, Georgia, March 1936. Nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm), Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives, LC-USF342- 008057-A [P&P] LOT 1538
Terra Collection Initiative: Gallery Installation

A major painting by Thomas Moran from the Terra Foundation for American Art Collection is on loan  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 painting is on loan in conjunction with the Terra Foundation Visiting Professorships at the University of Oxford. This work will be on view from March 2019 through 2020.

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