Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
$105,000
Evanston, Illinois
2021

To support research and development for a major exhibition tentatively entitled Indigenous Chicago: Confluence, Rupture, Flow, which explores the confluences that have shaped Indigenous creative practices in the Chicago area from the early 1800s to the present. The grant supports planning convenings as well as regional and national curatorial research trips, and the hiring of a guest co-curator with expertise in the Native art of the Great Lakes region and Indigenous curatorial practices, along with a Terra Foundation Research Fellow. The project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.