Academic


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.

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.

Scottish Society for Art History
$7,500
Glasgow, Scotland
2020

To support a study day titled “Scotland and North America,” organized by the Scottish Society for Art History in association with The Hunterian, University of Glasgow. The study day focuses on the topic of artistic exchange between Scotland and North America between the years of 1714 and 1946, and it consists of four sessions, focusing on the themes of transatlantic influences and networks, patronage and collecting, new research on individual artists, and art and education in Scotland and North America.

Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
$20,900
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2020

To support “Translating Warhol,” a two-day symposium that considers the translations of Andy Warhol’s publications and speech and aims to offer new perspectives on the reception of Warhol abroad and on the transmission of art and ideas from one culture to another. The symposium brings together scholars from Europe and the United States to examine various translations of Warhol’s work as case studies of the complexity of cultural transmission.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
$22,000
Houston, Texas
2020

To support the research-and-development phase of a project, conducted by the International Center for the Arts of the Americas, which ultimately makes accessible key primary sources on Latinx art and artists on the web. Through the establishment of agreements with repositories, artists, and artists’ estates holding important primary source material, the International Center for the Arts of the Americas culls key documents—including published and unpublished essays, letters, programmatic statements, newspaper clippings, preparatory notes, and other unpublished sources—in order to digitize and publish them in the ICAA Documents Project site.

Loughborough University
$25,000
Loughborough, United Kingdom
2020

To support a symposium titled, “Rethinking the Histories and Legacies of New York Dada,” which brings together scholars, curators, and artists from the United Kingdom, United States, and Europe to examine the creative and intellectual distinctiveness of New York Dada, probing new idioms and ideas to which it gave rise.

Lillehammer Kunstmuseum
$10,800
Lillehammer, Norway
2020

To support a two-day conference focusing on American artist Nancy Spero as well as feminisms in the United States and Scandinavia. The conference accompanies the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in Norway and includes two dialogues and nine individual lectures, developed in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Network for Gender and Diversity in Nordic Art Museums.

Kingston University
$16,500
London, United Kingdom
2020

To support “Moving Muybridge: A Transatlantic Dialogue,” a two-day program that brings together Eadweard Muybridge specialists to consider the significance of Kingston’s collection of the artist’s work, which  is unveiled after five years in storage. The conference elucidates a more comprehensive and interconnected understanding of Muybridge’s work by focusing on the Kingston Collection in relationship to major American collections of Muybridge to build international networks of Muybridge scholars and to plant seeds for future research projects.

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University
$23,000
Providence, Rhode Island
2020

To support “Inheritance,” a scholarly symposium that convenes participants from a variety of disciplines to consider the intent and context of racialized representations in the arts, especially in the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The symposium seeks to understand the history of these artifacts, and to reflect on what to do with this inheritance, while convening speakers from different fields—including art history, contemporary art, law, tribal leadership, museums, and activism—to present on strategies that are being used to respond to concerns about these artworks in the present.