Storage view of Jamie Wyeth’s 1986 painting Kalounna in Frogtown from the Terra Foundation collection.

Loans, Permissions & Reproductions

Through loans from our collection, the Terra Foundation for American Art contributes to exhibitions and programs that enhance the scholarship and understanding of American art. Institutions seeking to borrow objects in the collection must send a formal letter of request addressed to Terra Foundation President & CEO Elizabeth Glassman. Requests must include:

  • A title and description of the exhibition, including whether a catalogue is planned;
  • The significance of the proposed objects from the collection to the exhibition;
  • The venue(s) and dates of the exhibition; and
  • A list of the objects requested.

A facilities report from the borrowing institution and all venues must be submitted for review before the loan can be presented to the foundation’s Board of Directors for approval. Requests for artwork from the collection on loan to the Art Institute of Chicago or for works on paper from the collection must be received in writing to the Terra Foundation at least 13 months prior to the commencement of the loan. A minimum of 12 months advance notice is suggested for loans of other work(s). Any questions regarding a loan or loan request should be directed to:

Cathy Ricciardelli, Registrar
Terra Foundation for American Art
120 East Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: +1 312 654 2244
Fax: +1 312 664 2052
[email protected]


Use of the foundation’s images require licensing through our agent, Art Resource. Licensing is limited to the specific permissions granted by contract, and any use outside the terms of the license will constitute a breach of contract.

For permission to reproduce works owned by the Terra Foundation for American Art, please contact:

Art Resource
536 Broadway, 5th floor
New York, NY, 10012
Phone: +1 212 505 8700
Fax: +1 212 505 2053
[email protected]

Copyright for certain images and works of art in the Terra Foundation collection may be held by a third party, such as an artist’s estate or artist groups, in addition to the Terra Foundation. Artists in the our collection represented by a third party include Alexander Archipenko, Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, Thomas Hart Benton, Paul Cadmus, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Fritz Eichenberg, Lyonel Feininger, Arshile Gorky, Stanley William Hayter, Rockwell Kent, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Paul Landacre, Jacob Lawrence, John Marin, Reginald Marsh,  George C. Miller, Georgia O’Keeffe, George Tooker, and Grant Wood.

Reproduction of any images © VAGA is prohibited without written authorization from:

Visual Artists and Galleries Association, Inc. (VAGA)
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2820
New York, NY 10118
Phone: +1 212 736 6666
Fax: +1 212 736 6767

Reproduction of any images © Artists Rights Society (ARS) is prohibited without written authorization from:

Artists Rights Society (ARS).
536 Broadway, 5th floor
New York, NY 10012
Phone: +1 212 420 9160
Fax: +1 212 420 9286


Reproductions of select Terra Foundation images can be purchased through 1000Museums at: