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 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.