North America


Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery
$6,000
Washington, DC
2019

To support research travel for the exhibition Sargent, Whistler and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano, in order to research the reasons Venetian glass vessels, beads, and mosaics and their creators became subjects of American paintings, etchings, and drawings in the 19th century.

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery
$5,700
Washington, DC
2019

To support research travel for the exhibition William H. Johnson in Scandinavia, in order to develop the timeline of William H. Johnson’s life and work in Europe and to initiate relationships with scholars and organizations in Scandinavia, and to locate potential venues for the exhibition.

Menil Collection
$5,865
Houston, Texas
2019

To support research travel to view Niki de Saint Phalle’s work in person, including the Tirs, and establish relationships with museums, collectors, and curators in order to secure loans in preparation for the upcoming exhibition on the artist.

Grey Art Gallery, New York University
$11,611
New York, New York
2019

To support partners Grey Art Gallery, New York University, and the Musée d’arts de Nantes to convene a symposium devoted to development of the exhibition Americans in Paris: Artists in the City of Light, 1946–1968. Partners will bring together key American and European scholars, writers, and curators who have addressed aspects of post–World War II American expatriate art and its intersections with French culture.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
$25,000
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2019

To support a two-part convening for the purpose of planning an international exhibition of approximately 90 paintings and works on paper by American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe. Partners include El Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Spain), Fondation Beyeler (Basel, Germany), and Musée National d’Art Moderne (Paris, France).

The Baltimore Museum of Art
$20,000
Baltimore, Maryland
2019

To support a pre-exhibition convening for the internationally collaborative exhibition Joan Mitchell: To Paint Out of My Own Landscape. Co-organizers the Baltimore Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will conduct research with the goal of generating collaborative, international scholarship on Joan Mitchell’s work, her social and cultural context, and the reception of her paintings in Paris from the 1950s through 70s.

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery
$1,997,029
Washington, DC
2019

To support the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s American West exhibition consortium over five years with five partners from the Western region of the United States in order to present American art and implement object-centered learning opportunities in ways that deeply connect with the lives and regional histories of audiences in the West. This multi-year, multi-institutional exhibition partnership is made possible by the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative, a joint program of Art Bridges and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
$1,893,082
Los Angeles, California
2019

To support the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s six-year collaborative exhibition consortium with two university galleries and two regional museums in the Greater Los Angeles area, with a goal of broadening access to American art. Three exhibitions in development reframe and broaden the traditional idea of American art, while allowing the public to access and engage with important segments of LACMA’s collection. This multi-year, multi-institutional exhibition partnership is made possible by the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative, a joint program of Art Bridges and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
$50,325
Mexico City, Mexico
2019

To support “Mountain Aesthetics and Ecology: The Conceptual Heritage of Alexander von Humboldt in the Americas,” a colloquium co-organized by the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas and the Terra Foundation. An international array of scholars of art history, geology, and urban studies, as well as artists and philosophers interested in the ecological aesthetics of landscape representation, will discuss and share their perspectives on the work of Alexander von Humboldt and his contributions to environmental research, stimulating dialogue between the sciences, humanities, and visual arts.

College Art Association
$552,030
New York, New York
2019

To support the Terra Foundation Research Travel Grants for a three-year period. Administered by the College Art Association, two types of grant support are available to individuals for research on topics concerning American art prior to 1980: Research Travel Grants to the United States and International Research Travel Grants for US-based Scholars. These grants encourage direct contact between international scholars and collections, resources, and experts in the US, and allow US-based scholars the opportunity to consult archival collections, trace the trajectory of their objects of study, and discuss their findings with local art historians.