To support the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s American West exhibition consortium over five years with five partners from the Western region of the United States in order to present American art and implement object-centered learning opportunities in ways that deeply connect with the lives and regional histories of audiences in the West. This multi-year, multi-institutional exhibition partnership is made possible by the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative, a joint program of Art Bridges and the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
To support the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s six-year collaborative exhibition consortium with two university galleries and two regional museums in the Greater Los Angeles area, with a goal of broadening access to American art. Three exhibitions in development reframe and broaden the traditional idea of American art, while allowing the public to access and engage with important segments of LACMA’s collection. This multi-year, multi-institutional exhibition partnership is made possible by the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative, a joint program of Art Bridges and the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Terra Foundation Exhibition Research and Development Fund
To support the Terra Foundation’s Exhibition Research and Development Fund from 2020 to 2022. This fund provides a variety of grants designed to encourage international curators to learn more about historical American art and present exhibitions of American art at their home institutions, and to encourage US curators of American art to conduct research internationally and/or partner with international institutions. Additionally it supports pre-exhibition convenings of US and non-US partners.
To support “Terra Foundation for American Art Series: New Perspectives,” a series of 10 events that develop original research, generate debate, promote the exchange of ideas, and contribute to an expanded view of American art and artists. The series amplifies a suite of seven recent and forthcoming American art exhibitions throughout the various Tate institutions, and provides an opportunity for audiences to engage with American art and artists.
Power Institute Foundation for Art and Visual Culture, University of Sydney
To support a three-year visiting professorship and research program devoted to Native American art at the Power Institute Foundation. The program introduces Native American art to Australian students and initiates research on connections between the Indigenous cultures of Australia, Asia-Pacific, and North America.
Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny / Terra Foundation for American Art
To support The Studio of Nature: Landscapes from the Terra Foundation for American Art, a Terra Collection Initiative exhibition developed in partnership with and presented at the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny and additional European venues. Through a selection of 60 paintings and prints from the Terra Foundation’s collection, the exhibition explores the evolution of American landscape depiction from 1860 to 1910. A French-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Courtauld Institute of Art
To support the programs of the Centre for American Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Founded in 2016, the Centre is the only art history program in Europe exclusively devoted to the teaching and study of American art prior to 1980. A special unit within the Courtauld, the Centre promotes research and education for undergraduate and graduate students with a wide range of scholarly programs.
College Art Association
To support the Terra Foundation Research Travel Grants for a three-year period. Administered by the College Art Association, two types of grant support are available to individuals for research on topics concerning American art prior to 1980: Research Travel Grants to the United States and International Research Travel Grants for US-based Scholars. These grants encourage direct contact between international scholars and collections, resources, and experts in the US, and allow US-based scholars the opportunity to consult archival collections, trace the trajectory of their objects of study, and discuss their findings with local art historians.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
To support David Smith in Yorkshire, the largest exhibition on David Smith to take place in the United Kingdom outside of London. Smith was a key figure in the history of twentieth-century sculpture, and the exhibition includes approximately 40 sculptures, drawn from four decades, beginning with Smith’s earliest experimental works from the 1930s and ending with his large-scale sculptures of the 1960s, along with a selection of drawings. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Whitney Museum of American Art
To support The Impact of the Mexican Muralists on Artists in the United States, 1920-1950, which focuses on the impact of the “Mexican Vogue” on American art made between 1920 and
1950, a period defined by frequent travel of Mexican and American artists and intellectuals between the two countries. The exhibition brings together approximately 180 works by some 65 different artists from the United States and Mexico. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition, which will also be presented at the McNay Art Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts.