Terra Collection Initiative


Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny / Terra Foundation for American Art
$275,000
Giverny, France
2019

To support The Studio of Nature: Landscapes from the Terra Foundation for American Art, a Terra Collection Initiative exhibition developed in partnership with and presented at the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny and additional European venues. Through a selection of 60 paintings and prints from the Terra Foundation’s collection, the exhibition explores the evolution of American landscape depiction from 1860 to 1910. A French-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
$50,325
Mexico City, Mexico
2019

To support “Mountain Aesthetics and Ecology: The Conceptual Heritage of Alexander von Humboldt in the Americas,” a colloquium co-organized by the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas and the Terra Foundation. An international array of scholars of art history, geology, and urban studies, as well as artists and philosophers interested in the ecological aesthetics of landscape representation, will discuss and share their perspectives on the work of Alexander von Humboldt and his contributions to environmental research, stimulating dialogue between the sciences, humanities, and visual arts.

Cape Ann Museum / Terra Foundation for American Art
$38,100
Gloucester, Massachusetts
2019

To support Our Souls are by Nature Equal to Yours: The Life and Legacy of Judith Sargent Murray, a Terra Collection Initiative exhibition co-organized by the Cape Ann Museum, Sargent House Museum, and Terra Foundation. This focused exhibition examines the life and lasting contributions of writer and early women’s rights advocate Judith Sargent Murray, centering on the Terra Foundation’s portrait of Murray by John Singleton Copley and uniting the portrait with Murray’s writings for the first time.

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology / Terra Foundation for American Art
$32,000
Oxford, United Kingdom
2019

To support a multi-year loan of the Terra Foundation’s painting Autumn Afternoon, the Wissahickon of 1864 by American artist Thomas Moran for integration into a gallery devoted to British landscape painting of the nineteenth century. This extended loan to the Ashmolean Museum complements the Terra Foundation Visiting Professorships in American Art at the University of Oxford (2016-2021).

Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo
$84,670
São Paulo, Brazil
2018

To support Atelier 17: Gravura Moderna nas Américas / Atelier 17: Modern Printmaking in the Americas, an exhibition produced in collaboration with TFAA. This exhibition of approximately 60 prints drawn from the collections of MAC-USP and TFAA, with key loans from select US collections, examines the influence of artist and printmaker Stanley William Hayter on the evolution of printmaking in the United States and Brazil during the first half of the 20th century. A bilingual catalogue in English and Portuguese accompanies the exhibition.

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
$200,000
Madrid, Spain
2012

To support The Early Years of American Impressionism, 1880–1900, a major exhibition devoted to American Impressionism planned for 2014–15.  Co-organized by the Terra Foundation and the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny and presented at the museum, at the National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh), and at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid), the exhibition comprises approximately 70 paintings, including 30 from the Terra Foundation’s collection. The grant also supports presentation of symposia and public lectures at each of the venues and publication of a scholarly catalogue in three languages.

Scottish National Gallery
$200,000
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2012

To support The Early Years of American Impressionism, 1880–1900, a major exhibition devoted to American Impressionism planned for 2014–15.  Co-organized by the Terra Foundation and the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny and presented at the museum, at the National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh), and at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid), the exhibition comprises approximately 70 paintings, including 30 from the Terra Foundation’s collection. The grant also supports presentation of symposia and public lectures at each of the venues and publication of a scholarly catalogue in three languages.

Art Gallery of New South Wales
$134,500
Sydney, Australia
2013

To support America: Painting a Nation, the AG NSW’s major summer exhibition for 2013 and the first ever broad historical survey of American art at an Australian museum.The exhibition is drawn from Art Across the Americas, co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the National Museum of Korea, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Terra Foundation.

Landscape Painting in the Americas Pre-Exhibition Convenings
$67,670
São Paulo, Brazil/Chicago, Illinois
2011

To support two, two-day working meetings in order to advance the exhibition Landscape Painting of the Americas, 1830-1930 in collaboration with the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil).