Terra Foundation Partnerships & Initiatives


Power Institute Foundation for Art and Visual Culture, University of Sydney
$556,300
Sydney, Australia
2019

To support a three-year visiting professorship and research program devoted to Native American art at the Power Institute Foundation. The program introduces Native American art to Australian students and initiates research on connections between the Indigenous cultures of Australia, Asia-Pacific, and North America.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art / Terra Foundation for American Art
$16,070
Humlebæk, Denmark
2019

To support an academic conference co-organized by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark) and the Terra Foundation to accompany the Terra Foundation-supported exhibition Marsden Hartley. The conference focuses on gender issues, spirituality, and Hartley’s influence on contemporary art in relation to American modernism.

Courtauld Institute of Art
$275,000
London, United Kingdom
2019

To support the programs of the Centre for American Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Founded in 2016, the Centre is the only art history program in Europe exclusively devoted to the teaching and study of American art prior to 1980. A special unit within the Courtauld, the Centre promotes research and education for undergraduate and graduate students with a wide range of scholarly programs.

College Art Association
$552,030
New York, New York
2019

To support the Terra Foundation Research Travel Grants for a three-year period. Administered by the College Art Association, two types of grant support are available to individuals for research on topics concerning American art prior to 1980: Research Travel Grants to the United States and International Research Travel Grants for US-based Scholars. These grants encourage direct contact between international scholars and collections, resources, and experts in the US, and allow US-based scholars the opportunity to consult archival collections, trace the trajectory of their objects of study, and discuss their findings with local art historians.

Art of the United States, 1750-2000
$186,000
Chicago, Illinois
2019

To support phase three of the Terra Foundation Publication Art of the United States, 1750-2000: Primary Sources and the production of the anthology in Japanese and Chinese languages. This book presents the history of three centuries of US art through a wide range of historical voices, bringing together period documents and artworks.

Yale University Press
$80,000
New Haven, Connecticut
2018

To support the second cycle of the American Art in Translation Book Prize, initially launched in 2015. Every three years, the book prize awards a non-US author whose work contributes significantly to scholarship on American art with the English translation of her/his book by Yale University Press. The prize recipient also receives a cash award and is invited to present a public lecture at Yale University upon the book’s release.

Université Paris Nanterre
$66,600
Paris, France
2018

To support the Terra Foundation Immersion Semesters in American Art History, a new academic program in partnership with four major European universities that have previously collaborated with the foundation on teaching programs. Other participating institutions include: Courtauld Institute of Art, Humboldt Universität Berlin, and Université Paris Diderot.

Université Paris Diderot
$66,600
Paris, France
2018

To support the Terra Foundation Immersion Semesters in American Art History, a new academic program in partnership with four major European universities that have previously collaborated with the foundation on teaching programs. Other participating institutions include: Courtauld Institute of Art, Humboldt Universität Berlin, and Université Paris Nanterre.

Terra Summer Residency
$723,098
Chicago, Illinois
2018

To support the Terra Summer Residency program for 2019, 2020, and 2021. Founded by the Terra Foundation in 2001, the Terra Summer Residency is a nine-week residential program that brings together ten doctoral candidates and emerging artists in Giverny, France for intensive work and exchange with distinguished academic and artistic advisors.

Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery
$580,399
Washington, DC
2018

To support the Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum over a three-year period. First introduced in 2005, the Fellowship program supports significant international scholarship on American art and its global context, providing scholars the opportunity to pursue independent research closely related to the Smithsonian’s collections.