Terra Foundation-supported Events

Exhibitions

Exhibition/Collection Loan: John Singer Sargent

The exhibition John Singer Sargent explores Sargent’s relationship with Scandinavian art around 1900, including society portraits, as well as portraits of children, artists and friends, landscapes, and genre scenes. From the collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Parisian Beggar Girl, c. 1880 is exhibited. Noted in the provenance,  the painting  Parisian Beggar Girl was a gift from Sargent to Albert Edelfelt, a Finnish painter also included in the exhibition.  With the re-opening of the Nationalmuseum in October, the exhibition John Singer Sargent is on view at Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden, October 13, 2018-January 13, 2019.

For more information, please see:

https://www.nationalmuseum.se/en/utst%C3%A4llningar/kommande-utst%C3%A4llningar/john-singer-sargent

John Singer Sargent, A Parisian Beggar Girl, c. 1880, oil on canvas, 25 3/8 x 17 3/16 in. (64.5 x 43.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1994.14
Exhibition/Terra Collection Initiative: Pathways to Modernism: American Art, 1865–1945

Pathways to Modernism: American Art, 1865–1945 is the first major collaboration between the Art Institute of Chicago and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Featuring 78 paintings and works on paper, this thematic exhibition explores the many paths by which American art became modern through its engagement with the political, economic, and cultural developments that transformed the nature of daily life, as well as modes of art making during this tumultuous period.

Pathways to Modernism includes 43 works from the Terra Foundation collection by artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Theodore Robinson, William Merritt Chase, Arthur Dove, Helen Torr, Charles Demuth, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and Edward Hopper.

Pathways to Modernism will be accompanied by public programming and an exhibition catalogue published in Chinese and English.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.shanghaimuseum.net/museum/frontend/en/display/exhibition-info-out-line.action

Edward Hopper, Dawn in Pennsylvania, 1942. Oil on canvas, 24 3/8 x 44 1/4 in. (61.9 x 112.4 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1999.77
Exhibition/Collection Loan: Americans Abroad: Landscape and Artistic Exchange, 1800-1920

Organized by the Eskenazi Museum of Art, at Indiana University, Bloomington, and the Tsinghua University Art Museum, Americans Abroad: Landscape and Artistic Exchange, 1800–1920 showcases American and European paintings dating from the late eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century to address the affinities and influences between American and European art.

Included in the exhibition are seven works from the Terra Foundation collection:

For more information, please visit:
http://www.artmuseum.tsinghua.edu.cn/en/cpsj_english/zlxx/zzzl/lszl/

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 / 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: Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space

The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo will present first full-scale retrospective of American artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978) in Asia. The presentation will include his sculptures, photographs, videos and drawings. Known for “building cuts” projects in which he removed parts of floors and walls from buildings to be demolished, the exhibition will also include his work in street and performance art.

For more information please visit:
http://www.momat.go.jp/english/am/2018/

Exhibition: Christo & Jeanne-Claude: Barrels and The Mastaba 1958–2018

The Serpentine Galleries presents Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s history of barrel artworks. Since 1958, barrels have been a dominant feature of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s sculptures and installations, which they have erected at varying scales internationally. The exhibition will offer new perspectives on Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s career to the large-scale, wrapped and fabric-based works for which they are best known. Simultaneously, Christo will present The Mastaba (Project for London, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lake), a temporary floating sculpture on The Serpentine lake.

For more information, please visit: http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/christo-and-jeanne-claude-barrels-and-mastaba-1958-2018

Exhibition: Anni Albers

Co-organized by the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, and the Tate Modern, London, Anni Albers showcases the multifaceted weaver’s long career. Albers (1899–1994) studied during the 1920s at the Bauhaus School. After emigrating to the United States, with her husband Josef Albers, she taught at Black Mountain College. At the center of her creative achievement are her woven images, characterized by complex textile structures, abstraction, and subtle coloration.

The exhibition is also on view at K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (June 9–September 9, 2019)

More information is forthcoming.

Exhibition: Anni Albers

Co-organized by the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, and the Tate Modern, London, Anni Albers showcases the multifaceted weaver’s long career. Albers (1899–1994) studied during the 1920s at the Bauhaus School. After emigrating to the United States, with her husband Josef Albers, she taught at Black Mountain College. At the center of her creative achievement are her woven images, characterized by complex textile structures, abstraction, and subtle coloration.

The exhibition is also on view at Tate Modern, London (October 11, 2018–January 27, 2019).

For more information, please visit:
http://www.kunstsammlung.de/en/discover/exhibitions/anni-albers.html

Exhibition: The Water Lilies: American Abstract Painting and the Last Monet

In 1955, Alfred Barr brought one of Claude Monet’s large Water Lilies panels into the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, at a time when these great “decorations,” still in the studio in Giverny, were beginning to attract the attention of collectors and museums. Monet was presented at that time as “a bridge between the naturalism of early Impressionism and the highly developed school of Abstract Art” in New York, with his Water Lilies seen in the context of Pollock’s paintings, such as Autumn Rhythm (number 30), 1950. The reception of these later Monet works resonated with American Abstract Expression, then coming into the museum collections. This exhibition includes a selection of some of Monet’s later works and around twenty major paintings by American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Philip Guston, Joan Mitchell, Mark Tobey, Sam Francis, Jean-Paul Riopelle and Ellsworth Kelly.

An international symposium, « Ils ont continué Monet. La réception américaine des Nymphéas,” will be held at the Musée d’Orsay on May 30 & 31 in conjunction with the exhibition. To consult the program and reserve, please visit the Musée d’Orsay website.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.musee-orangerie.fr/en/event/water-lilies-american-abstract-painting-and-last-monet