Terra Foundation Partnerships & Initiatives


Chisenhale Gallery
$34,200
London, United Kingdom
2022

To support a one-year curatorial fellowship as the fellow assists Chisenhale’s annual 2022–23 commissions and develops their professional capacity through mentorship and through placement in an ecosystem of institutions in London. The institutional learning is shared through professional development workshops and peer networks of other curatorial fellows.

Brooklyn Rail
$250,000
New York, New York
2022

To support a daily virtual conversation series “The New Social Environment,” in which thinkers from across the arts, the humanities, and the sciences engage in accessible and diverse conversations on the role of art and artists in society. The conversations, which include audience participation, are recorded and archived.

Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig / Terra Foundation for American Art
$75,000
Leipzig, Germany
2022

To support a three-year Terra Collection-in-Residence loan of five paintings from the Terra Foundation Collection and related programs. Paintings by Willard Metcalf, William Merritt Chase, Lilla Cabot Perry, Dennis Miller Bunker, and Jamie Wyeth are installed in the museum’s permanent galleries and in focused exhibitions.

Colby College Museum of Art / Terra Foundation for American Art
$75,000
Waterville, Maine
2022

To support a three-year Terra Collection-in-Residence loan of four paintings from the Terra Foundation Collection and related programs. Paintings by Frederic Church, George Caleb Bingham, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Thomas Hart Benton are installed in the museum’s permanent galleries, expanding opportunities for education and interpretation.

Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology / Terra Foundation for American Art
$100,000
Oxford, United Kingdom
2022

To support a four-year Terra Collection-in-Residence loan of one painting and 37 prints from the Terra Foundation Collection and related programs. A painting by Thomas Moran is installed in the museum’s permanent galleries while the works on paper are available to students, faculty, and other visitors in the museum’s Western Art Print Room.

Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO)
$124,000
Leipzig, Germany
2022

To support “Linking Art Worlds: American Art and Eastern Europe in the Cold War and Since,” a program jointly funded by the Terra Foundation and the Getty and led by GWZO. The program consists of a series of traveling seminars, including an opening symposium in Prague and a writing workshop in Giverny, France. While the overall thematic lens is devoted to overcoming national frameworks through the study of official/unofficial encounters and engagements between the art scenes on both sides of the Iron Curtain, the content of the symposium and seminars is driven by site visits to archives and collections as well as by meetings with local experts. 

Georgia Art Museum / Terra Foundation for American Art
$100,000
Athens, GA
2022

To support a four-year Terra Collection-in-Residence loan of five paintings from the Terra Foundation Collection and related programs. Paintings by John Singleton Copley, John F. Peto, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Charles Sheeler, and Joseph Stella are integrated into the permanent galleries, expanding opportunities for education and interpretation. 

Tougaloo College Art Collections / Terra Foundation for American Art
$100,000
Tougaloo, MS
2022

To support a four-year renewable Terra Collection-in-Residence loan of two artworks from the Terra Foundation Collection and related programs. Artwork by A.E. Gallatin and Arshile Gorky are integrated into the college’s permanent collection galleries and academic outreach. 

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
$194,098
Madrid, Spain
2020

To support the Terra Foundation Collection Research Fellowship in American Art, a two-year fellowship focused on the museum’s permanent collection of nineteenth-century art of the United States. The fellow works with curators to imagine and implement a new installation of the American collection at the museum, the first full re-installation since the 1990s. The fellow publishes scholarly essays, contributes to a new collection catalogue, and organizes an international symposium in Madrid.

Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
$221,500
Paris, France
2020

To support the Terra Foundation Research Fellowship and Convenings on Native American Art, a twelve-month research fellowship and two convenings devoted to the museum’s permanent collection of Native American art, from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, known as the “Royal Collections.” This interdisciplinary, multi-year research project of this vast collection furthers knowledge of the fragile indigenous objects and contributes to two convenings in Paris with representatives from Native American communities for first-hand study and discussion in front of objects.