Chicago


Threewalls
$75,000
Chicago, IL
2022

To support research-and-development activities for Call-and-Response: Dreaming of a Future, an exhibition and publication project developed as part of Threewalls’s twentieth anniversary. The initiative explores community visions for the future and the institution’s place within the history of Black visual-art spaces and collectives in Chicago and other cities. The project is presented as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago. 

National Museum of Mexican Art
$35,000
Chicago, IL
2022

To support The Legacy of Carlos Cortéz, an exhibition examining the legacy of the Chicago-based artist, with emphasis on his influence on the political art tradition in Chicago and beyond. The project is presented as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago. 

Field Museum
$25,000
Chicago, IL
2022

To support “Indigenizing Museum Practices: Sharing Experiences and Strategies,” a two-day convening bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous curators, artists, academics, and community members to consider Indigenous practices in museum contexts and strategies for collaboration and reciprocity, artistic practice, the confrontation of colonial legacies, and more. 

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
$75,000
Chicago, IL
2022

To support Gary Simmons: Public Enemy, a comprehensive survey of work by multidisciplinary artist Gary Simmons, presented in partnership with Pérez Art Museum Miami. 

Arts Club of Chicago
$75,000
Chicago, IL
2022

To support Mina Loy: Strangeness Is Inevitable, an exhibition organized by Bowdoin College Museum of Art that will be the first monographic presentation of artworks by Mina Loy, a British-born Jewish poet and artist who was a fixture in American avant-garde and modernist circles in the early- to mid-twentieth century. 

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.