2007


Art Institute of Chicago
$172,800
Chicago, Illinois
2007

To support the AIC’s project to catalogue and put online some 15,000 titles dealing with American art that have not yet been catalogued for public use.

“Narratives of American Art”
$20,000
Berlin, Germany
2007

To support the May 2007 two-and-one-half-day international conference at the John F. Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien devoted to different models that have shaped German perceptions of American art scholarship and exhibitions. Organized by the John F. Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien and the Musée d’Art Américain Giverny/Terra Foundation for American Art.

Williams College Museum of Art
$400,000
Williamstown, Massachusetts
2007

To support the English- and Italian-language catalogues and the 2009–2010 exhibition Prendergast in Italy, which opens at the Williams College Museum of Art in the summer of 2009 and travels to two additional venues. Organized by the Williams College Museum of Art and the Terra Foundation, the exhibition presents approximately fifty watercolors, oils, and monotypes by Maurice Prendergast alongside Japanese prints, photographs, films, and other mass media images.

Terra Summer Residency
$271,800 over 2 years
Giverny, France
2007

To fund the Terra Summer Residency (TSR), which is the signature program of the Terra Foundation’s academic activities in France. TSR provides ten summer fellowships-in-residence to artists and scholars from the United States and Europe. Each fellow receives a stipend and eight weeks’ room and board in addition to the benefits of the academic program. The fellowships are awarded to doctoral students engaged in art history research with an American or transatlantic component and to artists who have completed their studies at or above the Master’s level.

“American Art American City” Initiative
$500,000
Chicago, Illinois
2007

To support the publicity, advertising campaign, and website for American Art American City, a 2007–2008 initiative in Chicago promoting awareness and enjoyment of historical American art. The Terra Foundation has also given separate grants to a diverse group of cultural and educational organizations participating in this city-wide celebration, which highlights special programming spanning a wide range of subjects, styles, periods, and media. Audiences have a unique opportunity to experience great works of American art rarely on view in the city, including examples by both familiar and lesser-known Chicago artists.

Solomon R . Guggenheim Foundation
$200,000
New York, New York
2007

To support the Russian- and Spanish-language catalogues, educational programs, and the 2007 presentations of Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow, Russia) and the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao (Bilbao, Spain). The exhibition was organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, in partnership with the Terra Foundation.

Musée d’Art Américain Giverny
$150,000
Giverny, France
2007

To support the catalogue and 2007 exhibition Images of the West: Survey Photographs in French Collections, 1860–1880, showcasing photographs in French public collections in which a number of Western views have been uncovered in recent years.

Musée d’Art Américain Giverny
$152,000
Giverny, France
2007

To support the catalogue and 2008 exhibition Portrait of a Lady: American Paintings and Photographs, 1870–1915, which was inspired by the research that produced the La Fayette online database, a record of over 1700 paintings by American artists that entered French public collections before 1940. Sponsored by the Terra Foundation and the Henry Luce Foundation, the La Fayette database was created in 2005–2006 to promote public awareness of these collections and to stimulate research on pre-1945 American art in French public collections. Following the presentation at the Musée d’Art Américain Giverny, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France) hosts the exhibition.

Musée d’Art Américain Giverny
$256,500
Giverny, France
2007

To support the catalogue and the 2007 and 2008 exhibition At Leisure: American Paintings, drawn entirely from the Terra Foundation for American Art collection. The exhibition explores how and why American painters of the second half of the nineteenth century favored representations of leisure just as the nation was experiencing unprecedented economic development and industrialization.