Terra Foundation-supported Events

Exhibition: Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit

In the early 20th century, images of Inuit people became a source of fascination to the American and European public and artists alike, including French artist Henri Matisse (1869–1954) and his Surrealist contemporaries. The exhibition, Yua (a term from the Central Yup’ik language spoken in Alaska that means “parallel” and is also commonly understood as defining a spirit or soul), presents masks and drawings by Alaskan Natives alongside the work of Matisse. The exhibition explores the spiritual universe of Alaskan natives by reuniting 40 pairs of masks that have been apart since leaving their originating communities more than a century ago.

For more information, please visit:

https://matisse.heard.org

Exhibition: Chicago New Media 1973–1992

Chicago New Media 1973–1992 seeks to illuminate the largely untold story of Chicago’s role in the history of new media. Consisting of an exhibition, public program, and scholarly catalog, the project yields a new art historical understanding of the artists and organizations that contributed to digital art and technology in the latter half of the 20th century.

This exhibition is presented 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, please visit: https://www.videogameartgallery.com/events/2018/11/1/chicago-new-media-19731992

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 2018 to December 2018.

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

William Stanley Haseltine, Rocks at Nahant, 1864, oil on canvas, 22 3/8 x 40 1/2in. (56.8 x 102.9cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.65
Workshop: Archives and American Art

This workshop is the first event to launch a three-year project organized by the Centre for American Art at the Courtauld Institute and supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. It is designed to develop knowledge of the archival resources relating to American art in British collections and to encourage and support research that makes use of them in all periods and by researchers at all stages of their careers.

The UK Archives project consists of a series of workshops and more informal gatherings. These are intended in the first place to provide a focus for existing work in relevant UK archives and to assess the state of current research, but they will then support the development of further work, the identification of other archives, and the development of individual projects. The project events are intended to be developmental and to encourage the formation and enhancement of archival research in the UK by scholars and doctoral researchers of US art.

In this workshop, a group of invited speakers will deliver 20-minute talks to be followed by Q&A sessions. These talks will discuss the practical, theoretical, methodological, and logistical aspects of working with archives as a context for the project and with an emphasis on archives relevant to American art. The workshop will close with a round table to consider ways forward for the project.

Organized by David Peters Corbett, Director, Centre for American Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Fiona Anderson, Newcastle University
  • James Boaden, University of York
  • Lucy Bradnock, University of Nottingham
  • John Fagg, University of Birmingham
  • Doug Haynes, University of Sussex
  • Laura Katzman, John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin / James Madison University
  • Jo Pawlik, University of Sussex

Advance booking is required. To register and for more information, please visit: https://courtauld.ac.uk/event/archives-and-american-art-a-workshop

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

 

Collection Loan: Once upon a Time in America: Three Centuries of US American Art

This large survey exhibition is dedicated to US American art from 1650 to 1950. The show begins with works extending from the colonial era to the masters of American Realism, and ends with examples of Abstract Expressionism. For its exhibition Once Upon a Time in America, the Wallraf is bringing to Cologne over 120 loans from the most celebrated collections and museums in the United States and Europe. The majority have never or only rarely be seen in Germany.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.wallraf.museum/en/exhibitions/preview/2018-11-13-amerika/

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
Exhibition / Terra Collection Initiative: Atelier 17 and Printmaking in Brazil and the United States, 1900-1950

Co-organized by Museu De Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC-USP), and the Terra Foundation for American Art, this exhibition will be the first presentation of the collection of modern American prints donated by Nelson Rockefeller in 1950, and American prints donated by the collector Lessing J. Rosenwald in 1956.   Atelier 17 and Printmaking in Brazil and the United States, 1900-1950 includes early twentieth-century American prints, contextualized with modern prints by Brazilian artists such as Geraldo de Barros, Fayga Ostrower, and Livio Abramo who had direct ties to Atelier 17.  The exhibition examines the intricate network of international exchange between artists, curators, collectors, and audiences in Brazil and the United States.

Works from the Terra Foundation for American Art:

For more information, please visit:

http://www.mac.usp.br/mac/conteudo/exp/atuais/masterpager.asp

 

Stanley William Hayter, Cinq Personnages, 1946. Engraving, soft-ground etching and scorper, silkscreen (printed in three colors: orange, turquoise-green and red-violet) on thick Kochi paper, Plate: 14 3/4 x 23 7/8 in. (37.5 x 60.6 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1995.37
Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: Daniel J. Terra Gallery Installation

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:

This installation is on view March 29–November 3, 2019.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.mdig.fr/en

John Leslie Breck, Morning and Fog, 1892, oil on canvas, 32 x 46 3/16 in. (81.3 x 117.3 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.19
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://crystalbridges.org

Sanford Robinson Gifford, Hunter Mountain, Twilight, 1866. Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.57
Collection Loan:William J. Glackens and Pierre-August Renoir: Affinities and Distinctions

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.

 

For more details, please see:  http://www.huntermuseum.org/exhibitions

 

William Glackens, Julia’s Sister, c. 1915, oil on canvas, 32 1/8 x 26 1/8 in. (81.6 x 66.4 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.58