Publications


Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art
$10,000
New York, New York
2016

To support a special issue of the scholarly e-journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, which is dedicated to “The Greek Slave” by Hiram Powers: A Transatlantic Object by Martina Droth and Michael Hatt.

University of Illinois Press
$5,000
Champaign, Illinois
2015

To support Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago, a book authored by Dr. Kymberly Pinder, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico. The publication looks at the art connected with Chicago’s African American Christian churches, which have been key spaces of social, political, and religious significance from the Great Migration to the present.

Renaissance Society
$7,000
Chicago, Illinois
2015

To support the publication Centennial: A History of the Renaissance Society, 1915–2015. With essays ranging from the  Renaissance Society’s support of African American artists in the 1930s and 1940s to its role as a facilitator of scholarship, the publication links this important Chicago cultural institution to broader developments in visual art and culture in Chicago, and in turn, the American and international artistic landscape of the twentieth century.

Sources and Documents of American Art
$36,000
2015

To support the initial manuscript development of a new publication of primary sources on American art. This annotated anthology, led by John Davis and Michael Leja, presents texts covering the history and reception of American art from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century and will be published in multiple languages.

University of Edinburgh
$13,500
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2015

To support the first phase of a collaborative project with Art in Translation (AIT), a scholarly journal published by the University of Edinburgh, which makes available English translations of writing on the visual arts. The project focuses on the reception of American visual arts in twentieth-century Europe, and the first phase consists of researching, sourcing and selecting significant writings on American art originally published in the twentieth century by art historians, artists, and critics in the thirty plus non-English European languages.

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery
$57,620
Washington, DC
2015

To support the internationalization of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s American Art journal. The grant supports two additional years of the Terra Foundation International Essay Prize, which recognizes significant international contributions to the field of American art through the publication of an essay in the journal. Additionally, the grant supports the incorporation of an international scholar on the journal’s editorial board.

Publication Fund
$103,000
Chicago, Illinois
2011

To support publication grants for a three-year period. These grants will further the Terra Foundation’s mission of internationalizing the field of American art by supporting scholars worldwide who share goals of excellence and originality. In addition to encouraging international scholarship, they will enrich the field through the introduction of new approaches to American art research. They will also enable scholars outside the United States greater access to American art scholarship as well as allow them to publish on this topic in their home countries.

Terra Foundation Research Series: Volumes 3 and 4
$150,000
2014

To support volumes 3 and 4 of the Terra Foundation for American Art’s international publication initiative, “Perspectives in American Art,” which explores fundamental ideas shaping American art and culture. This publication will consist of thematic volumes—each articulated around a single concept—bringing together essays by US and international scholars.

American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum
$12,000
Washington, D.C.
2009

To support the 2009–2011 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize, which recognizes excellent scholarship by a non-American in the field of historical American art. The annual prize is awarded based on quality, new scholarship, and original perspectives.

Terra Foundation Research Series: Volumes 1 and 2
$117,000
Chicago, Illinois
2012

To support the Terra Foundation for American Art’s international publication initiative, “Perspectives in American Art,” which explores fundamental ideas shaping American art and culture. This publication will consist of thematic volumes—each articulated around a single concept—bringing together essays by US and international scholars.