Chicago


Terra Foundation Exhibition Research and Development Fund
$360,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support the Terra Foundation’s Exhibition Research and Development Fund from 2020 to 2022. This fund provides a variety of grants designed to encourage international curators to learn more about historical American art and present exhibitions of American art at their home institutions, and to encourage US curators of American art to conduct research internationally and/or partner with international institutions. Additionally it supports pre-exhibition convenings of US and non-US partners.

Art of the United States, 1750-2000
$186,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support phase three of the Terra Foundation Publication Art of the United States, 1750-2000: Primary Sources and the production of the anthology in Japanese and Chinese languages. This book presents the history of three centuries of US art through a wide range of historical voices, bringing together period documents and artworks.

University of Chicago Press
$7,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support the second edition of Chicago Apartments: A Century of Lakefront Luxury, by cultural historian Neil Harris and originally published by Acanthus Press. The book provides social, cultural, economic, and design context for the luxurious multi-unit lakefront housing constructed between the late nineteenth and twenty-first centuries. The new edition includes coverage of a dozen additional buildings, a new preface, additions to the bibliography, and an emphasis on interior design contemporary with the dates of the buildings.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
$75,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support costs associated with presenting the exhibition Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow at four venues in Europe. Featuring the work of 10 prominent non-mainstream Chicago artists, the exhibition travels to Halle Saint Pierre, Paris; Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Germany; Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne; and Outsider Art Museum, Amsterdam.

Elmhurst Art Museum
$15,000
Elmhurst, Illinois
2019

To support The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from the Elmhurst College Art Collection, an exhibition drawn from the celebrated Elmhurst College collection, featuring works by prominent Chicago artists dating from the mid-twentieth century to the early twenty-first century, with a particular concentration of Imagist works.

Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon
$56,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support the production of the Terra Foundation Publication Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon, based on the 2018 Terra Foundation-funded public program, “Creative Chicago Interview Marathon,” produced by the Chicago Humanities Festival, and presented during the international art fair EXPO Chicago. The daylong program brought 23 prominent artists, designers, architects, writers, and other creatives into conversation with one another and prominent curator and interviewer Hans Ulrich Obrist before a live audience. The richly illustrated publication includes interview texts, reproductions of artists’ works, and event documentation.

$65,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support a publication growing from the Terra Foundation-supported exhibition Never a Lovely So Real: Photography and Film in Chicago, 1950-1980. Like the exhibition, the publication showcases the work of artists and filmmakers who captured the life of their Chicago communities or those to which they were granted intimate access. The multi-author publication features original essays addressing photography’s relationship to the Black Arts Movement and the role of film in activism, among other topics; transcribed interviews and statements by photographers represented in the exhibition; and related primary sources.

National Veterans Art Museum
$25,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support programming offered in conjunction with the inaugural National Veterans Art Museum Triennial, featuring a survey exhibition exploring 100 years of veteran art, from World War I to the present day. Public programming includes gallery tours, public dialogues, and workshops.

Elmhurst Art Museum
$15,000
Elmhurst, Illinois
2019

To support programming and the development of a guidebook associated with the exhibition What Came After: Figurative Painting in Chicago 1978-98, which surveys the legacy of Chicago Imagism and the next generation of artists who responded to it. Programming includes a panel discussion; two public lectures; gallery tours with artist and exhibition curator, Phyllis Bramson; family day programs; and a student program.

Design Museum of Chicago
$7,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support “Raising Products,” a public programming series that explores the impact and history of African American and Latinx artists and designers on product, fashion, furniture, and brand design in the United States. The project is produced in collaboration with blkHaUS studios, a socially focused creative studio that aims to uplift and transform marginalized communities through design projects at the neighborhood level.