2012


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.

Planning for TFAA K-12 Initiative: Amerian Art at the Core of Learning
$7,158
Chicago, Illinois
2012

To support planning for a multi-year initiative designed to help Chicago institutions with American art holdings address the curricular needs of K-12 teachers, students, and schools. The initiative will focus on innovative ways to use American art to address new learning standards-the Common Core State Standards in literacy, which have been adopted by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and districts nationwide and call for new approaches to teaching.

 

American Encounters: Genre Painting and Everyday Life
$87,500
Chicago, Illinois
2012

To support the 2013 traveling exhibition American Encounters: Genre Painting and Everyday Life, co-organized by the Terra Foundation, the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, Arkansas), and the Musée du Louvre (Paris), as well as publication of a scholarly catalogue. The exhibition opens in Paris and travels to Bentonville and Atlanta. It is the second in a series of four presentations that examine relationships between European and American paintings.

Planning for Chicago Art and Design Initiative
$39,000
Chicago, Illinois
2012

To support planning for programming focused on Chicago’s art and design legacy. The grant will fund an advisory committee to assess program and content ideas for the initiative and develop an initiative plan, including various kinds of public and K–12 programs, archival projects, publications, and more. Additionally, the project will explore avenues for updating and expanding a 1991 directory of Chicago art and design archival resources.

Terra Foundation Research Series: Volumes 1 and 2
$117,000
Chicago, Illinois
2012

To support the Terra Foundation for American Art’s international publication initiative, “Perspectives in American Art,” which explores fundamental ideas shaping American art and culture. This publication will consist of thematic volumes—each articulated around a single concept—bringing together essays by US and international scholars.

American Art at the Core of Learning
$733,210
Chicago, Illinois
2012

To support the three-year Terra Foundation initiative “American Art at the Core of Learning,” which helps Chicago cultural organizations address the new Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, which have been adopted by Chicago Public Schools and districts nationwide. The initiative provides grants for museum-based programs that address the Common Core standards and a learning community for educators at 13 organizations with American art holdings plus the schools and teachers they work with. The program will produce classroom curricula, model teaching strategies, and a web-based resource for teachers and new museum-based programs for teachers and students.

Los Angeles County Museum/National Museum of Korea/Art Gallery of New South Wales
$849,968
Los Angeles, California/Seoul, South Korea/Sydney, Australia
2012

To support the 2013–14 exhibition, Art Across America, at the National Museum of Korea, Daejeon Museum of Art, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales (under the title America: Painting a Nation). Co-organized by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the National Museum of Korea, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Terra Foundation for American Art, the exhibition is the first major survey of historical American art mounted in Korea and Australia and features more than 100 American paintings and six vignettes of decorative arts and design drawn from the collections of the U.S. partners. In addition to the support provided to the co-organizers, the National Museum of Korea and the Art Gallery of New South Wales received funding for a series of public lectures, education programs, and a major publication featuring texts in Korean and English.

Window to the World Communications (WTTW)
$300,000
Chicago, Illinois
2012

To support the production of segments about American art in Chicago for WTTW’s popular weeknight news show Chicago Tonight, from 2012–14. With past TFAA grants, the series covered a rich array of subjects, from major movements and artists identified with Chicago to significant but lesser-known collections and notable exhibitions.

Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
$75,000
Chicago, Illinois
2012

To support a series of 6 free public lectures to take place in Chicago in the summers of 2013 and 2014. The series, “Frank Lloyd Wright: Origins & Influences,” interprets Wright’s approach and work within an international context of early-modern architecture and design history, with a focus on Wright’s Frederick C. Robie House. Wright’s work will be explored in relation to the British and international Arts and Crafts movements, the Vienna Secession and Jugendstil movements, Dutch schools of modernism, and Japanese art and design.