Art Design Chicago


The Art Institute of Chicago
$94,000
Chicago, Illinois
2021

To support research and development activities for an exhibition tentatively entitled Christina Ramberg, which explores the artist’s interests in historical craft and dress and investigates her work in the context of exchange networks between teachers and students, formally educated and self-taught artists, and within the scope of local versus European artistic production and traditions. The grant supports local research travel, two national trips to relevant museums and archives, and the hiring of a Terra Foundation Research Fellow. The project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.

6018|North
$20,000
Chicago, Illinois
2021

To support research and development activities for an exhibition with the working title Land, water, garden – urbs in horto – Greening the Swamp, which explores the art and design of Chicago’s green infrastructure as it has unfolded from its Indigenous roots to contemporary green designs and environmental initiatives. The grant supports a series of research convenings and public programs with scholars, environmental activists, practitioners of design, and members of the public, all of which yield input on exhibition plans. The project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
$25,000
Chicago, Illinois
2021

To support research and development for an exhibition tentatively entitled Puerto Rico to Chicago: The Shaping of an Arts Community. The research project documents Puerto Rican artists who came to Chicago starting in the 1940s and explores how the relationship between city and island influenced the visual arts in both places. The project includes research convenings in Chicago and Puerto Rico, curatorial research travel to Puerto Rico, and . The project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.

 

 

 

The Newberry Library
$25,000
Chicago, Illinois
2021

To support the multiday seminar “Chicago Designs: New Approaches for Teaching Politics, Commerce, and Culture.” Developed for university faculty from a variety of disciplines, the program highlights key topics in Chicago’s design history, ranging from the legacy of the New Bauhaus to the impact of the city’s African American design community, and provides hands-on opportunities at the Newberry Library and other local archives. Participants build and share curricular projects to be made available on a website created to host materials produced through the program. The program is part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.

National Museum of Mexican Art
$60,000
Chicago, Illinois
2021

To support research and development for an exhibition tentatively entitled Re-presenting: Developing Identity at Chicago’s 1893 Columbian World’s Fair. The project examines the fair as a platform for expressions of cultural identity and the ways it may have forged connections between Chicago and Mexican art communities. The grant supports a two-day research convening, two curatorial research trips to Mexico, and a Terra Foundation Research Fellow. The project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
$25,000
Chicago, Illinois
2021

To support research and development for an exhibition that critically examines the artistic genealogies of the Puerto Rican diaspora in Chicago from the 1970s to the present, with a focus on artists’ responses to social justice movements and participation in them. The project includes three research convenings and curatorial research travel to visit collections in New York City, the Midwest, and Puerto Rico. The three-year project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
$105,000
Evanston, Illinois
2021

To support research and development for a major exhibition tentatively entitled Indigenous Chicago: Confluence, Rupture, Flow, which explores the confluences that have shaped Indigenous creative practices in the Chicago area from the early 1800s to the present. The grant supports planning convenings as well as regional and national curatorial research trips, and the hiring of a guest co-curator with expertise in the Native art of the Great Lakes region and Indigenous curatorial practices, along with a Terra Foundation Research Fellow. The project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.

DePaul Art Museum
$19,650
Chicago, Illinois
2021

To support research and development for the first retrospective exhibition of the Chicago artist and designer Edgar Miller, recognized for his ability to work in a range of media. The project examines the development of Chicago’s bohemian culture and other aspects of the city’s cultural history through the lens of Miller’s art and career. The grant supports the hiring of a Terra Foundation Research Fellow who serves as guest curator and regional research travel. The project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
$23,600
Chicago, Illinois
2021

To support research and development for an exhibition tentatively entitled In the Abstract: Art in Chicago 1980s–1990s, which examines a group of prominent artists who emerged in Chicago during the 1980s and the city’s influence on their creative practice and careers. The grant supports research convenings, curatorial research travel, and the hiring of a Terra Foundation Research Fellow who serves as co-curator. The project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
$25,000
Chicago, Illinois
2021

To support research and development for an exhibition tentatively entitled Bridging Two Cultures: Lithuanian Immigrant Artists in Chicago 1950–2000. The project examines Lithuanian immigrant artists’ engagement with local, national, and international creative networks and assesses Chicago’s impact on artistic production locally and in Lithuania. The grant helps to support a research convening, a research trip to Lithuania, and a Terra Foundation Research Fellow who serves as curator. The project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago.