More than $200,000


Art Design Chicago 2024
$1,158,000
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To fund the administration, planning, and partner-engagement and audience-building activities for the second iteration of Art Design Chicago, a large-scale collaborative project exploring the city’s art and design history, leading up to the major citywide presentation planned for 2024.

Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
$221,500
Paris, France
2020

To support the Terra Foundation Research Fellowship and Convenings on Native American Art, a twelve-month research fellowship and two convenings devoted to the museum’s permanent collection of Native American art, from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, known as the “Royal Collections.” This interdisciplinary, multi-year research project of this vast collection furthers knowledge of the fragile indigenous objects and contributes to two convenings in Paris with representatives from Native American communities for first-hand study and discussion in front of objects.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
$358,000
Berlin, Germany
2020

To support the four-year renewal of the Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship at the Institute of Art and Visual History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. This program, originally funded in 2016 for a four-year cycle, supports two postdoctoral fellows, each for a two-year period, to teach and conduct research in art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980 at the prestigious art history department in Germany, where students and faculty represent a variety of periods and traditions of art history.

Tate
$250,000
London, United Kingdom
2020

To support Bruce Nauman, a retrospective exhibition co-organized by Tate Modern and the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam). Through an experiential display that gives prominence to sound and moving-image artworks, this presentation traces pertinent strands in the artist’s oeuvre through the staging of important and rarely seen works, in a way that aims to satisfy both long-standing followers and new audiences. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues, as well as to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Pirelli Hanger Bicocca (Milan). An English-language catalogue and an Italian-English, bilingual catalogue accompany the exhibition.

National Portrait Gallery of Australia
$300,000
Parkes, Australia

To support Facing New Worlds, an exhibition illuminating the stylistic and thematic affinities woven through portraits created on opposite sides of the Pacific during the “Age of Empire” from 1760 to 1860. The exhibition travels to the State Library of Victoria (Australia) and is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.

National Gallery of Art
$300,000
Washington, D.C.
2020

To support Philip Guston Now, the first major retrospective of the artist’s career in nearly a decade, as well as the first in the United Kingdom in almost 20 years. The exhibition spans Guston’s 50-year career through 125 paintings and a selection of drawings, depicting the personal and the political, the abstract and the figurative, and the humorous and the tragic. The exhibition features an English-language catalogue and travels to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Tate Modern; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

National Gallery of Art
$250,000
Washington, D.C.
2020

To support The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler, a survey exhibition of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s many renderings of Joanna Hiffernan, and for the first time, a comprehensive account of her role as an active participant in Whistler’s creative and personal life during the early 1860s. Co-organized by the National Gallery of Art and the Royal Academy of Art, this show highlights several works that resulted from the two months that Whistler and Hiffernan spent in Trouville in the fall of 1865 in the company of Gustave Courbet, Whistler’s mentor, friend, and rival. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues and is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.

Musée de l’Orangerie
$250,000
Paris, France
2020

To support Soutine/De Kooning, an exhibition that explores the affinities between the work of the Lithuanian artist Chaim Soutine and the Dutch American artist Willem de Kooning. Co-organized by the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Barnes Foundation, this show considers how the work of Soutine had a decisive influence on the development of de Kooning’s art, especially following Soutine’s posthumous retrospective held at The Museum of Modern Art in 1950, which the American artist studied at length. The exhibition travels to both co-organizing venues and is accompanied by both a French-language and an English-language catalogue.

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.

Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art
$355,000
Chicago, Illinois
2020

To support A Site of Struggle: Making Meaning of Anti-Black Violence in American Art and Visual Culture, an exhibition investigating the conceptual and aesthetic strategies that American artists and activists have used to reckon with the issue of anti-Black violence through art and visual culture created between 1895 and 2017. Including approximately 75 artworks in modes from realism to abstraction, and in a range of media including photography, painting, sculpture, video, and sound, the exhibition travels to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and is accompanied by an English-language catalogue.