To support “About Time: Temporality in American Art and Visual Culture,” a two-day symposium to be held at the Université de Paris that aims to establish the concept of time and temporality as an essential category in American art from the seventeenth century to today.
Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris
To support Anni and Jose Albers: Art and Life at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris. The exhibition is the first in France to focus on the work and lives of Anni Albers and Josef Albers. English- and French-language catalogues accompany the exhibition.
To support Women in Abstraction at the Centre Pompidou and the Guggenheim Bilbao. The exhibition illustrates the contributions made to abstraction by women artists in the twentieth century working in the United States and around the world, along with insights into their nineteenth-century predecessors. A French-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
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.
Musée national d’art Moderne, Centre Pompidou
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.
Musée de l’Orangerie
To support Soutine/De Kooning, an exhibition that explores the affinities between the work of the Lithuanian artist Chaim Soutine and the Dutch American artist Willem de Kooning. Co-organized by the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Barnes Foundation, this show considers how the work of Soutine had a decisive influence on the development of de Kooning’s art, especially following Soutine’s posthumous retrospective held at The Museum of Modern Art in 1950, which the American artist studied at length. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues and is accompanied by both a French-language and an English-language catalogue.
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
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 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.