Terra Foundation-supported Events

Exhibition/ Terra Collection Initiative: Atelier 17: Gravura Moderna nas Américas (Atelier 17: Modern Printmaking in the Americas)

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: Modern Printmaking in the Americas 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:

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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
Collection Loan: Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present and Future)

From the Terra Foundation Collection, Frederic Edwin Church’s, The Iceberg is exhibited in Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present and Future), organized by University of Colorado’s  CU Art Museum, Boulder, Colorado. This dialogue between American landscape painting and early scientific photography includes historical photographs from the archives of CU Boulder’s National Snow and Ice Data Center. Our Climate (Past, Present, Future) is the second exhibition in the 2018-19 series Documenting Change. The Iceberg will be exhibited  February 7–July 20, 2019.

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Frederic Edwin Church, The Iceberg, c. 1875, oil on canvas, 22 x 27 in. (55.9 x 68.6cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1993.6
Exhibition: Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975

This exhibition explores how American artists responded to international conflict during the 1960s and 70s, and how art about the Vietnam War influenced contemporary artistic practice. Works in a variety of media—including painting, sculpture, print, performance, and body art—reveal how artists engaged with ideas of conscience and civic engagement. Art by Dan Flavin (1933–1996), Leon Golub (1922–2004), Philip Guston (1913–1980), Donald Judd (1928–1994), Edward Kienholz (1927–1994), Faith Ringgold (b. 1930), Martha Rosler (b. 1943), Peter Saul (b. 1934), Nancy Spero (1926–2009), and others illustrates how artists addressed violence, power, vulnerability, empathy, sacrifice, mourning, and resistance.

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Exhibition: Pattern and Decoration: Ornament as Promise

Co-organized by Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst (Ludwig Forum) and the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna (mumok), Pattern and Decoration: Ornament as Promise provides a comprehensive survey of the Pattern and Decoration movement (1975–1985) in the United States, which emerged among artists committed to feminist causes. This exhibition features works with wallpaper-like patterns, decorative ornamentation, and aggressively colorful compositions. Optimistic and progressive, Pattern and Decoration questioned traditional notions of art while also broaching larger sociopolitical themes in the global art scene.

This exhibition was previously at Ludwig Forum.

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