To support a three-day scholarly reunion in Giverny and Paris in June 2010, which will bring together Terra Summer Residency alumni, 2010 fellows, and other guests in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Terra Summer Residency Program.
International Research and Development Grants
To support the introduction of two types of Research and Development grants: grants for International Curatorial Travel and grants for Internationally Collaborative, Pre-Exhibition Convenings. These grants are intended to encourage international curators both to learn more about historical American art and to present exhibitions of American art at their home institutions.
Window to the World Communications (WTTW)
To support a two-year project to produce a series of 18 segments about American art to air on WTTW11’s popular news magazine show, Chicago Tonight. Previous segments have ranged in subject from outsider artist Henry Darger to photographers and friends Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, and from Tiffany decoration at the Chicago Cultural Center to Progressive-era murals in Chicago schools.
Civil War Visual Resources in Chicago Collections
To support the development of a Web-based resource presenting a diverse selection of key visual materials (paintings, public monuments, and illustrations, for example) from Chicago collections and professional development through which teachers would be introduced to the resource and develop classroom projects with its content.The project will be designed to correspond with the new Chicago Public Schools (CPS) framework for social science instruction and with national standards for history/social studies, language arts, and art. It will be developed in collaboration with six contributing organizations: the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, CPS, and Newberry Library.
Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre Video Project
To support video documentation of the conservation treatment of the Terra Foundation’s flagship painting, Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre (1831-33). Completion of the video is planned to coincide with the opening of an extended loan of the painting to the National Gallery of Art in June 2011.
Integration of the Roger B. Stein Collection in the Terra Europe Library
In May 2010, the Terra Foundation for American Art Europe Library received an extraordinary gift of the 3,500-volume library of the late Roger Stein, Professor of the History of Art at the University of Virginia, which will offer researchers impressive resources in American studies and visual culture. Terra Foundation for American Art Europe staff will process and catalog the books according to current bibliographical standards as well as integrate them into an existing online catalog. This gift will be publicized to an international audience, making the full breadth of the Terra Foundation Europe collection readily available to scholars for onsite use.
To support three summer 2010 teacher courses that blend art-making with introductions to works by American artists and include a visit to the study room of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Chicago Metro History Education Center
To support “Public Art and Chicago History,” a professional development and curriculum development program for Chicago Public Schools history and social studies teachers on the subject of public art in Chicago. The program brings together local scholars and teachers in grades 6–12 for a series of workshops focused on integrating public art into the history curriculum.
Art Resources in Teaching
To support the 2010 “American Art Partners” summer institute for twenty-five Chicago Public Schools teachers, and ongoing professional development for participants during the school year.
Vivian G. Harsh Society
To support the August 2010 program “Connecting with Traditions of African American Art,” organized by the Vivian G. Harsh Society in partnership with the Southside Community Art Center and the Chicago Public Library. The two-part program focuses on African American art and art history, and features noted art historian, author, and artist Samella Lewis and other scholars.