Terra Foundation-supported Events

Exhibition: Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry

Co-organized by the Jewish Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario, this exhibition will offer a reconsideration of artist Florine Stettheimer through more than 50 paintings and drawings, a selection of costume and theater designs, photographs and ephemera, and critically acclaimed poems. Revealing Stettheimer’s singular and often satiric vision and significant role in American modern art, the exhibition will highlight the artist’s distinctly personal style of painting, Stettheimer’s position amidst New York’s artistic elite and avant-gardes, and her continued influence on artistic practice today.

The exhibition is also on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario (October 21, 2017–January 2018).

For more information, please visit:
http://thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/florine-stettheimer-painting-poetry

 

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 2017 to December 2017.

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

George Bellows, The Palisades, 1909, oil on canvas, 30 x 38 1/8 in. (76.2 x 96.8 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.10
Seminar: “Ten Decades, Ten Under-Appreciated Chicago Designs” by Robert Bruegmann

Robert Bruegmann, Professor Emeritus of Art History, Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will examine the way that the household products designed in, manufactured in, and disseminated out of Chicago had a greater impact on the life of everyday Americans than the avant-garde innovations of the same era. Alison Fisher, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago, will moderate the discussion.

This interdisciplinary scholarly seminar is part of the on-going academic program Chicago: City of Design and Commerce, 1890–1990, which will run from fall 2017 through fall 2018. This series offers a forum for scholars to gather, share works-in-progress, and discuss new scholarship that explores Chicago’s contributions to design history. The series is presented by the Newberry Library’s Center for American History and Culture as part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://newberry.org/09212017-robert-bruegmann-university-illinois-chicago

Exhibition: Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends

Organized by Tate Modern and The Museum of Modern Art, Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends is the first the first retrospective of the artist since his death. A Texan artist with a passion for the world, Rauschenberg (1925—2008) refused to accept conventional categories of what was and wasn’t art. His quest for innovation was fired by his boundless curiosity and enthusiasm for new ways of making, from painting to performance art.

This exhibition is also on view at the Tate Modern as Robert Rauschenberg  (December 1, 2016–April 2, 2017).

For more information, please visit: 
http://press.moma.org/2016/01/robert-rauschenberg/

 

Exhibition: The Western: An Epic in Art and Film

Co-organized by the Denver Art Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Western: An Epic in Art and Film is the first major exhibition to examine the Western genre and its evolution from the mid-1800s to the present through fine art, film, and popular culture. Featuring 160 works, the exhibition explores gender roles, race relations, and gun violence—offering a visual journey that is more than cowboys and American Indians, pursuits and duels, or bandits and barroom brawls.

The exhibition is also on view at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts as Once Upon a Time…The Western  (October 12, 2017 – January 28, 2018)

For more information, please visit: http://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/western-epic-art-and-film

 

Collection Loan: Henry James and American Painting

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 19, 2017–January 21, 2018.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/henry-james

Lilla Cabot Perry, The Green Hat, 1913, Oil on canvas, 33 3/4 x 26 1/4in. (85.7 x 66.7cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1987.25
Symposium: “Marcel Duchamp: A Journey Towards the End of Desire”

Presented by Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in partnership with the Central Academy of Fine Arts, this two-day symposium will explore the art of Marcel Duchamp. Coinciding with the opening of an exhibition there of the same name, the symposium will investigate Duchamp’s complex, multilayered oeuvre using his conceptual, Dadaist sculpture The Large Glass (1915–1923) as a cornerstone.

For more information, please visit the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum’s website:
http://museum.cafa.com.cn/en/

Collection Loan: World War I Beyond the Trenches

From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Lyonel Feininger’s Denstedt is exhibited in World War I Beyond the Trenches.

This exhibition is on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2016–April 9,2017 (as as World War I and American Art); at New York Historical Society, New York, New York, May 26–September 3, 2017; and at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, October 6, 2017–January 21, 2018 (as World War I and American Art).

For more information, please visit:

http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/%E2%80%8Bw%E2%80%8Borld-war-i-beyond-trenches%E2%80%8B

 

Lyonel Feininger, Denstedt, 1917, Oil on canvas, 34 3/8 x 46 5/8 in. (87.3 x 118.4 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1988.27
Exhibition: Peter Saul

This exhibition will be the first comprehensive presentation of artist Peter Saul (b. 1934) in Germany. Saul’s idiosyncratic style draws on Pop Art, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Chicago Imagism, and California Funk in its explorations of American politics and pop culture. He shared Pop Art’s interest in the banal, the consumer society, and the cheerful imagery of comics in bright attractive colors. Deliberately provocative, Saul’s paintings explore the American dream with extravagant humor and harsh criticism.

This exhibition is also be on view at Sammlung Falckenberg at Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany, (September 30, 2017–January 28, 2018).

For more information please visit:
http://www.schirn.de/en/exhibitions/2017/peter_saul/

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 2017 to December 2017.

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

George Bellows, The Palisades, 1909, oil on canvas, 30 x 38 1/8 in. (76.2 x 96.8 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.10