Europe


Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
$194,098
Madrid, Spain
2020

To support the Terra Foundation Collection Research Fellowship in American Art, a two-year fellowship focused on the museum’s permanent collection of nineteenth-century art of the United States. The fellow works with curators to imagine and implement a new installation of the American collection at the museum, the first full re-installation since the 1990s. The fellow publishes scholarly essays, contributes to a new collection catalogue, and organizes an international symposium in Madrid.

Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
$221,500
Paris, France
2020

To support the Terra Foundation Research Fellowship and Convenings on Native American Art, a twelve-month research fellowship and two convenings devoted to the museum’s permanent collection of Native American art, from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, known as the “Royal Collections.” This interdisciplinary, multi-year research project of this vast collection furthers knowledge of the fragile indigenous objects and contributes to two convenings in Paris with representatives from Native American communities for first-hand study and discussion in front of objects.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
$358,000
Berlin, Germany
2020

To support the four-year renewal of the Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at the Institute of Art and Visual History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. This program, originally funded in 2016 for a four-year cycle, supports two postdoctoral fellows, each for a two-year period, to teach and conduct research in art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980 at the prestigious art history department in Germany, where students and faculty represent a variety of periods and traditions of art history.

Scottish Society for Art History
$7,500
Glasgow, Scotland
2020

To support a study day titled “Scotland and North America,” organized by the Scottish Society for Art History in association with The Hunterian, University of Glasgow. The study day focuses on the topic of artistic exchange between Scotland and North America between the years of 1714 and 1946, and it consists of four sessions, focusing on the themes of transatlantic influences and networks, patronage and collecting, new research on individual artists, and art and education in Scotland and North America.

Loughborough University
$25,000
Loughborough, United Kingdom
2020

To support a symposium titled, “Rethinking the Histories and Legacies of New York Dada,” which brings together scholars, curators, and artists from the United Kingdom, United States, and Europe to examine the creative and intellectual distinctiveness of New York Dada, probing new idioms and ideas to which it gave rise.

Lillehammer Kunstmuseum
$10,800
Lillehammer, Norway
2020

To support a two-day conference focusing on American artist Nancy Spero as well as feminisms in the United States and Scandinavia. The conference accompanies the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in Norway and includes two dialogues and nine individual lectures, developed in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Network for Gender and Diversity in Nordic Art Museums.

Kingston University
$16,500
London, United Kingdom
2020

To support “Moving Muybridge: A Transatlantic Dialogue,” a two-day program that brings together Eadweard Muybridge specialists to consider the significance of Kingston’s collection of the artist’s work, which  is unveiled after five years in storage. The conference elucidates a more comprehensive and interconnected understanding of Muybridge’s work by focusing on the Kingston Collection in relationship to major American collections of Muybridge to build international networks of Muybridge scholars and to plant seeds for future research projects.

Tate
$250,000
London, United Kingdom
2020

To support Bruce Nauman, a retrospective exhibition co-organized by Tate Modern and the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam). Through an experiential display that gives prominence to sound and moving-image artworks, this presentation traces pertinent strands in the artist’s oeuvre through the staging of important and rarely seen works, in a way that aims to satisfy both long-standing followers and new audiences. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues, as well as to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Pirelli Hanger Bicocca (Milan). An English-language catalogue and an Italian-English, bilingual catalogue accompany the exhibition.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
$125,000
Venice, Italy
2020

To support the first museum retrospective of the self-taught artist Morris Hirshfield titled Master of the Two Left Feet: The Rediscovery of Morris Hirshfield. Displaying 40 of the artist’s 72 surviving paintings, the exhibition highlights Hirshfield’s wildly stylized, and often polarizing, depictions of animals, landscapes, and female figures. A catalogue published in English and Italian accompanies the exhibition.

Musée national d’art Moderne, Centre Pompidou
$150,000
Paris, France
2020

To support Alice Neel: An Engaged Eye, an exhibition that highlights the political and social aspects of Alice Neel’s work, which engaged with injustices in American society, pinpointing inequalities motivated by discrimination based on race, gender, and sexual orientation. Featuring 75 paintings and drawings, the show is divided into two thematic parts: class struggle and gender struggle. A French-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.