Publications


Green Lantern Press
$7,000
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2021

To support Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect, a scholarly publication edited by art historian Romi Crawford with contributions from more than thirty artists, writers, cultural theorists, and others, reflecting on the history and significance of the historic Wall of Respect mural created by a community of artists on Chicago’s South Side, and ways to commemorate this influential but no longer extant work of public art. The book is published and distributed by the University of Minnesota Press.

Association of Historians of American Art
$25,000
New York, New York
2020

To support “Toward a More Inclusive Digital Art History,” a digital publishing initiative comprising a workshop and a series of peer-reviewed research articles accompanied by project narratives and data on underrepresented or understudied constituencies in American art, to be published in Panorama, the first peer-reviewed, open access online journal dedicated to advancing the study of American art for an international audience.

College Art Association
$478,720
New York, New York
2017

To support the Terra Foundation International Publication Grant Program. These grants are designed to advance and internationalize scholarship on American art and provide individuals outside the United States with greater access to resources in the field. They encourage the publication of book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of pre-1980 American art, visual studies, and related subjects that are under contract with a publisher or are being considered for publication.

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.