To support Wright Morris, an exhibition of the work of photographer and writer Wright Morris, an understudied and rarely exhibited American artist. The complexity and diversity of Wright’s artistic practice is demonstrated through vintage photographs, handwritten and typed texts, and documents. A French-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume
To support Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing, which exhibits the documentary photography of Lange and demonstrates how she used photography as an instrument for social change. The exhibition features over 100 vintage prints, supplemented by a selection of large-format prints digitized from Lange’s original negatives. A catalogue will be published in both French and English.
University of Chicago Center in Paris
To support “The Black Metropolis, Between Past and Future: Race, Urban Planning, and Afro-American Culture in Chicago,” a three-day colloquium, co-hosted and organized with faculty at Université Paris-Diderot and Université Paris Sorbonne. The colloquium focuses on the cultural contributions of Chicago’s South and West Sides, the role of Chicago artists in defining an African American identity nationally, and the Black Chicago Renaissance as distinct from the Harlem Renaissance.
Université Paris Nanterre
To support the creation of a four-year teaching program in American Art starting in fall 2018, hosted by a consortium of two universities: Université Paris Nanterre and Université Paris Diderot. The program consists of a combination of two-year postdoctoral teaching and research fellowship supported by TFAA and short-term visiting professor fellowships, funded by the host institutions’ regular programs of fellowships for invited foreign researchers. In addition, this grant also supported a one-semester course on the history of American Art within the master’s program in International Art History in fall 2017.
Institut national d’histoire de l’art
To support the creation of an annual research fellowship for post-doctoral candidates at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, the central art historical institute in France, for three years. During their residency at INHA, fellows will advance their postdoctoral research and work towards the completion of a book manuscript. Additionally, the fellow will have access to local libraries and archives, including the INHA library, one of the largest art history libraries in the world.
Institut national d’histoire de l’art
To support the seventh edition of France’s annual gathering devoted to art history, the Festival de l’histoire de l’art. The festival takes place in the château and town of Fontainebleau, outside Paris, and designated the United States as the country of honor for its 2017 edition. During the three days of the festival, more than 300 conferences, debates, tours, concerts, exhibitions, films, lectures, and workshops are offered to the public by museum curators, artists, and scholars.
Deutsches Forum Für Kunstgeschichte
To support “Networks, Museums and Collections. Surrealism in the United States,” an international conference established by Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte in collaboration with Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense, Universität Leipzig, and Texas Christian University. This conference, focused on the development of the Surrealism movement in the US between 1930 and 1950, is hosted in Paris.
To support Walker Evans, a major retrospective focused on the vernacular work of American photographer Walker Evans, spanning the artist’s entire career. It features more than 300 photographs and some 100 contextual documents and objects, including drawings and paintings by Evans and his personal postcard collection. The exhibition will also travel to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is accompanied by an illustrated album in English and French, as well as a French-language catalogue.
Institut National de l’Historie de l’Art
To support the extension of the Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) in Paris for the 2015/16 academic year. The program is hosted by INHA and a university consortium including the department of American studies and art history departments at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, and the Université de Tours.
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
To support Warhol. Unlimited, organized in cooperation with the Dia Art Foundation, which focuses on Andy Warhol’s curatorial practice. Concentrating on the exhibition as a medium, this exhibition examines an overlooked, yet central, component of the artist’s work by presenting rooms wherein multiple versions of his series can be viewed together in a single space.