To support the “Teacher Fellowship Program” in the 2019–20 and 2020–21 school years. The program provides professional development for Chicago Public School teachers centered on teaching with American outsider or non-mainstream art. During more than 50 program hours, teachers explore outsider art concepts, collections, and artists, and are guided in creating interdisciplinary lesson plans designed to help students make personal connections and responses to these individuals and their work. Culminating in an exhibition of student art, the program is expected to serve annually approximately 26 Chicago Public Schools teachers at 10–14 schools and 640 students.
The Olana Partnership
To support Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment, an exhibition co-organized by the Olana State Historic Site, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, and Crystal Bridges. Examining the complex relationships between art, nature, and science through the lens of three nineteenth-century artists, the exhibition highlights the metaphorical pollination of ideas among artists and between artists and scientists, in the nineteenth century and today. The exhibition travels to the co-organizing venues, as well as to the Cummer Museum and Gardens and Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and it is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.
Museu de Arte de São Paulo
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.
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
To support American Heiner. A Mammoth making History, an exhibition that reintroduces the historical facts surrounding a set of mastodon bones discovered in the Hudson River Valley that were unearthed under the direction of artist and naturalist Charles Willson Peale. The show also reviews the importance of the discussions of extinct species in the founding narrative of the American nation at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A German-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
To support Edward Hopper, a monographic presentation of Edward Hopper’s landscape paintings, highlighting Fondation Beyeler’s recent acquisition of Hopper’s Cape Ann Granite. The show presents approximately 100 works, including oil paintings, drawings, and watercolors, ranging in date from the early 1920s to 1961 to span the painter’s entire career. German- and English-language catalogues accompany the exhibition.
Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
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
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
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
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
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.