To support America: Painting a Nation, the AG NSW’s major summer exhibition for 2013 and the first ever broad historical survey of American art at an Australian museum.The exhibition is drawn from Art Across the Americas, co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the National Museum of Korea, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Terra Foundation.
Musée du Louvre
To support education programming for American Encounters: Genre Painting and Everyday Life (2013) at the Musée du Louvre.
Gallery of the Louvre Anthology
To support a scholarly peer-reviewed anthology to accompany the single-painting exhibition Samuel F. B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre” during its upcoming tour of museums in the U.S. Tentatively titled Samuel F. B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre” and the Art of Invention, the book examines various aspects of Morse’s painting and represents the culmination of 3 years of intensive scholarly research and exchange that commenced with the painting’s 2010 conservation.
Research Travel Grants
To support the 2014 Terra Research Travel Grants, which have been awarded annually since 2003. The grants support short-term travel, providing scholars studying American art outside the United States an opportunity to consult resources which are only available in the U.S. The grants make it possible to discover new source material; experience artwork in American collections first-hand; make personal contact with artists, curators, art dealers, etc.; and establish professional networks for future research.
Terra Summer Residency
To support the Terra Summer Residency (2014–15), which continues to bring together doctoral-level researchers and emerging artists for eight weeks of intensive work and discussion with established artists and scholars in Giverny, France. Created twelve years ago, the residency’s main objectives are to internationalize the study of American art and create cross-cultural professional networks.
Chicago Art History Initiative Scholars’ Workshops
To support the Terra Foundation’s series of three Chicago Art History Initiative scholars’ workshops, intended to stimulate research on understudied areas of Chicago’s art and design history. These workshops bring together academics, curators, archivists, and advanced graduate students for discussion, the opportunity to share current research and receive feedback, and to identify possibilities for collaboration.
William Merritt Chase Convenings
To support two pre-exhibition convenings for the major retrospective devoted to William Merritt Chase co-organized by the Terra Foundation, the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Gallery of the Louvre National Tour
To support the national tour of Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre, which is presented in conjunction with the Terra Foundation’s scholarly publication Samuel F.B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Lourve” and the Art of Invention. The tour currently includes the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX; the Seattle Art Museum; the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; and the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, NC; among other venues.
Museum of Contemporary Photography
To support a two-year professional-development and curriculum-development program for Chicago Public School teachers on the subject of American photography and literacy. The workshops focus on deepening understanding of American photography and the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (CCSS—ELA) and support teachers in developing and implementing their own curriculum. This program serves 40 CPS teachers, and is informed by the MoCP’s participation in the Terra Foundation-led “American Art at the Core of Learning” (AACL) initiative.
Chicago Metro History Education Center
To support a professional-development and curriculum-development program for Chicago Public Schools teachers on the subject of the visual arts of the Black Arts Movement in Chicago. Housed at the Newberry Library, the program brings together local scholars and teachers in grades 6-12 for a week-long summer institute focused on increasing teacher understanding of civil rights and Black Power movements through artworks.