$100,000 - $200,000


Smarthistory
$110,000
New York, New York
2021

To support “Seeing America Expanded,” a project to further diversify content featured on the Seeing America website, designed for teaching and learning about American art and US history. The grant supports the creation of 13 new conversational videos with related content about artists of color, women artists, and art forms currently under-represented on the Seeing America website—public art and civic monuments and memorials. The “Expanded” project is informed by an advisory committee comprising experts in the fields of African American, Native American, and Latin American art among other disciplines.

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.

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
$194,098
Madrid, Spain
2020

To support the Terra Foundation Collection Research Fellowship in American Art, a two-year fellowship focused on the museum’s permanent collection of nineteenth-century art of the United States. The fellow works with curators to imagine and implement a new installation of the American collection at the museum, the first full re-installation since the 1990s. The fellow publishes scholarly essays, contributes to a new collection catalogue, and organizes an international symposium in Madrid.

The Art Institute of Chicago
$110,000
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To support the creation of a new American art-focused Art + History field-trip program, a series of professional-development convenings for teachers, and the multiday Terra Foundation American Sources Teacher Program. The two-year project, expected to serve 140 teachers and 1,150 students, is intended to build participants’ skills in source analysis, historical inquiry, and visual literacy, centered on essential questions and issues related to the topic “America in the World.” During the convenings, teachers are introduced to works from the museum’s collections and related source materials and ways to use these resources to explore such topics as immigration, international conflict and/or partnerships, cultural exchange, and other global issues.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
$175,000
San Francisco, California
2020

To fund the comprehensive retrospective Joan Mitchell: Fierce Beauty. The exhibition brings together signature canvases with rarely seen paintings and works on paper in a presentation that highlights the artist’s varied creative processes, while illuminating her impact on postwar painting on both sides of the Atlantic. The retrospective travels from the Baltimore Museum of Art, a co-organizer, and then to SFMOMA, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York) and the Foundation Louis Vuitton (Paris), and is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
$125,000
Venice, Italy
2020

To support the first museum retrospective of the self-taught artist Morris Hirshfield titled Master of the Two Left Feet: The Rediscovery of Morris Hirshfield. Displaying 40 of the artist’s 72 surviving paintings, the exhibition highlights Hirshfield’s wildly stylized, and often polarizing, depictions of animals, landscapes, and female figures. A catalogue published in English and Italian accompanies the exhibition.

Musée national d’art Moderne, Centre Pompidou
$150,000
Paris, France
2020

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.

Museu de Arte de São Paulo
$100,000
São Paulo, Brazil
2020

To support Senga Nengudi, the first solo exhibition in Latin America that focuses on the work of Senga Nengudi, an artist who for some 50 years crafted an oeuvre that inhabits a unique place between sculpture, dance, installation, and performance. The exhibition includes a large series of her iconic R.S.V.P sculptures, exhibited for the first time since 1976. A Portuguese-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
$150,000
Luxembourg
2020

To support Robert Morris: The Perceiving Body, an exhibition co-organized by Mudam Luxembourg and the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. The exhibition features selected works representing the early work of Robert Morris, and it addresses his artistic practice that contributed to the transformation of art making in an era of political turmoil and profound historical change. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues and features a catalogue produced in English and French.

Modern Art Oxford
$200,000
Oxford, United Kingdom
2020

To support Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe, an exhibition co-organized by Modern Art Oxford and the Stavanger Art Museum (Norway), that presents a comprehensive overview of Ruth Asawa  as an artist, a pedagogue, and arts activist. The exhibition brings together not only key examples of Asawa’s wire sculptures from the first half of her career, but also contextualizes them through the artist’s drawings and her involvement with community-based art education initiatives at Black Mountain College and the Alvarado Arts Workshop. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues and is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.