Chicago


David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art
$40,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support Monochrome Multitudes, a temporary exhibition examining the uses of monochromy in American art that will be on view from September 22, 2022, to January 8, 2023. The exhibition will be accompanied by educational programming and a smartphone app featuring audio in which students, lenders of art for the exhibition, and community members provide commentary on works in the exhibition.

South Side Community Art Center
$750,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support a four-year project to expand the South Side Community Art Center’s capacity to preserve its art and archival collections and make them accessible for research and study.

National Museum of Mexican Art
$21,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support the October 2022 convening of the Mexican Cultural Arts Alliance, a professional cohort of leaders from nine small and/or emerging cultural organizations across North America that center Mexican and Mexican American arts. Participants will also begin co-planning a traveling exhibition showcasing the work of artists in each of the cohort members’ cities. Additional topics for presentations include approaches to curating, city tourism, and how community arts organizations can support artists beyond mounting exhibitions of their work.

Museum of Vernacular Arts and Knowledge
$50,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support two new iterations of the Black Arts Movement School Modality, a two-week virtual course exploring ideas and knowledge structures that emerged from the Black Arts Movement (BAM) of the 1960s and ’70s. Each seminar will feature a core faculty of original BAM practitioners. The seminars will take place virtually in August 2022 and January 2023 with a focus on BAM and its practitioners in New York City and its environs and in California, respectively.

Chicago Humanities Festival
$30,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support two Terra Foundation programs on American Art to take place during the fall 2022 and/or spring 2023 program seasons of the Chicago Humanities Festival, a multi-week event hosted at venues throughout the city featuring nationally and internationally recognized artists, scholars, writers, and other influential cultural thinkers.

National Museum of Mexican Art
$25,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support “Nuestras Historias: Teaching the Story of America through Art” in the 2022–23 school year, a program that includes professional development for teachers, curriculum development, field trips for students, and artist residencies in classrooms.

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
$20,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support community-engagement research-and-development activities that will inform engagement strategies for the exhibition High Craft in Chicago in the 1970s–80s, which is expected to take place as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.

Smart Museum of Art
$20,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support community-engagement research-and-development activities that will inform engagement strategies for the exhibition Ruth Duckworth: Themes and Variations, which is expected to take place as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago. 

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
$20,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support community-engagement research-and-development activities that will inform engagement strategies for the exhibition Puerto Rico to Chicago: The Shaping of an Arts Community, which is expected to take place as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.

National Museum of Mexican Art
$20,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support community-engagement research-and-development activities that will inform engagement strategies for the exhibition Re-presenting: Developing Identity at Chicago’s 1893 Columbian World’s Fair, which is expected to take place as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.