2022


David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art
$100,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support implementation for the traveling exhibition, Bob: Thompson: This House Is Mine, organized by the Colby College Museum of Art, at the Smart Museum of Art. 

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
$70,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support the “Teacher Fellowship Program” in the 202122 and 202223 school years. The program provides professional development for Chicago Public School teachers centered on teaching with American outsider or non-mainstream art.  

Newberry Library
$20,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support research and development for an exhibition that repositions Chicago, through art and visual culture, as an Indigenous space by emphasizing the diverse stories, connections, and meanings ascribed to the city by Native Nations and Indigenous communities. The grant supports a planned convening. The project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago. 

Chicago Public Library Foundation
$40,000
Chicago, Illinois
2022

To support research and development for an exhibition entitled An Immigrant among Immigrants: Pilsen through the Lens of Akito Tsuda. The grant supports a series of convenings, local research travel, and travel for Tsuda to Chicago, along with the hiring of both a guest curator and a Terra Foundation Research Fellow. The project is expected to lead to an exhibition as part of the Terra Foundation initiative Art Design Chicago. 

Archives of American Art
$24,000
Washington, DC
2022

To support a computer art study day at the Archives, which focuses on the first decades when artists began to incorporate emerging computer technologies into their practices. The study day explores how to collect, preserve, and make available key archival collections documenting the medium’s history. Interviews with attendees after the event will be posted online. 

Yale University
$25,000
New Haven, CT
2022

To support “Surrogates: Embodied Histories of Sculpture in the Short 20th Century,” a three-day symposiumorganized in collaboration with University of Graz and Museum Brandhorstexploring how modern sculpture became the locus for impassioned debates about the human, investigating the intersection of corporality, subjectivity, and ideology across four revisionist histories: postcolonial, feminist, queer, and antiracist. The symposium will be shared via a website, livestreaming, and possibly an edited volume. 

University of Miami
$25,000
Coral Gables, FL
2022

To support “Geoffrey Holder: Prismatic Blackness, A Writers’ Workshop,” a two-day event organized by the Center for Black Global Studies, which convenes scholars, archivists, writers, and editors to support the development of an integrated web-based archive and academic publication dedicated to the work of Geoffrey Holder. 

Hellenic American University
$25,000
Nashua, NH
2022

To support Terra (in) cognita: Dialogues between Greek Culture and Modern American Art, a four-day conference to be held at the Athens Campus of Hellenic American University. The event explores the wide spectrum of associations between modern American art, with a focus on Abstract Expressionism, and iconic aspects of Greek culture. An English- and Greek-language book will be published following the conference. 

University of Copenhagen
$25,000
Copenhagen, Denmark
2022

To support a two-day conference that highlights the groundbreaking practices of the Light and Space movement, connecting past and present generations of artists. The event will be recorded and be made available on Copenhagen Contemporary’s website. 

Centre Pompidou
$220,000
Paris, France
2022

To support Shirley Jaffe: An American in Paris, an exhibition that explores the full scope of the artist’s career that travels to Kunstmuseum Basel, Musée Matisse (Nice), and possibly one additional venue. A French- and English-language catalogue accompanies the exhibition.