$50,000 - $100,000


Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
$50,325
Mexico City, Mexico
2019

To support “Mountain Aesthetics and Ecology: The Conceptual Heritage of Alexander von Humboldt in the Americas,” a colloquium co-organized by the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas and the Terra Foundation. An international array of scholars of art history, geology, and urban studies, as well as artists and philosophers interested in the ecological aesthetics of landscape representation, will discuss and share their perspectives on the work of Alexander von Humboldt and his contributions to environmental research, stimulating dialogue between the sciences, humanities, and visual arts.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
$75,000
Miami, Florida
2019

To support the exhibition AfriCOBRA: Nation Time, presented in Italy in conjunction with the 2019 Venice Biennale. The project features 45 works of art along with archival materials about the artist collective AfriCOBRA, formed in Chicago in 1968. The exhibition is presented at the venue Ca’ Faccanon as part of the Biennale’s Collateral Events. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
$75,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support costs associated with presenting the exhibition Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow at four venues in Europe. Featuring the work of 10 prominent non-mainstream Chicago artists, the exhibition travels to Halle Saint Pierre, Paris; Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Germany; Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne; and Outsider Art Museum, Amsterdam.

Hayward Gallery Touring
$60,000
London, United Kingdom
2019

To support the traveling exhibition How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s, which explores the formative years of the network of Chicago artists known as the Imagists. This exhibition frames the artists’ creative output within the particular Chicago context in which it was produced, highlighting place-based influences on the group’s aesthetics and subject matter. The exhibition travels from Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art to De La Warr Pavilion and is accompanied by a multi-author catalogue.

Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon
$56,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support the production of the Terra Foundation Publication Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon, based on the 2018 Terra Foundation-funded public program, “Creative Chicago Interview Marathon,” produced by the Chicago Humanities Festival, and presented during the international art fair EXPO Chicago. The daylong program brought 23 prominent artists, designers, architects, writers, and other creatives into conversation with one another and prominent curator and interviewer Hans Ulrich Obrist before a live audience. The richly illustrated publication includes interview texts, reproductions of artists’ works, and event documentation.

$65,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support a publication growing from the Terra Foundation-supported exhibition Never a Lovely So Real: Photography and Film in Chicago, 1950-1980. Like the exhibition, the publication showcases the work of artists and filmmakers who captured the life of their Chicago communities or those to which they were granted intimate access. The multi-author publication features original essays addressing photography’s relationship to the Black Arts Movement and the role of film in activism, among other topics; transcribed interviews and statements by photographers represented in the exhibition; and related primary sources.

Chicago Humanities Festival
$90,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support a three-year grant for the annual Terra Foundation Lectures on American Art at the Chicago Humanities Festival’s Fallfest, a multi-week celebration of the humanities across Chicago. For more than a decade, the Terra Foundation Annual Lectures have featured respected scholars, critics, and artists who speak about American art topics related to the annual festival theme.

Chicago Architecture Biennial
$50,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support a series of American art- and design-focused public programs as part of the third Chicago Architecture Biennial, in 2019. The programs are intended to stimulate dialogue about contemporary topics related to the built environment, each re-evaluating the historical impact and significance of American art, design, and related archival materials.

Richard H. Driehaus Museum
$100,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, an exhibition that examines ecclesiastical windows created by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his workshops between 1880 and 1920. Commissioned by churches across the United States, these works—varying from intimate portraits to monumental triptychs—feature imagery drawn from the Christian religious tradition, illustrated in the figurative style contemporary to the time. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

McMaster Museum of Art
$77,000
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2019

To support Peripheral Vision(s): Perspectives on the “Indian” Image by 19th-century Northern Plains Warrior-artists, Leonard Baskin, and Fritz Scholder, an exhibition that examines the complexities and contradictions embedded in the history of the “Indian” image. By bringing together the work of twentieth-century artists Leonard Baskin and Fritz Scholder with Lakota ledger drawings, the exhibition examines the complicated attempts artists have made to dislodge representations of Indigenous peoples in North America stuck in stereotype, cliché, and the trope of Manifest Destiny. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.