Terra Collection Initiatives

Between 2006 and 2022, the Terra Foundation used its collection to co-organize exhibitions in partnership with museums throughout the world. These collaborative projects were called Terra Collection Initiatives. Developed by our curatorial staff together with institutional partners throughout the world, these initiatives aimed to:

  • Inspire a rich cross-cultural dialogue about American art
  • Encourage new ways of thinking about individual objects
  • Utilize the Terra Foundation Collection as the basis for both scholarly interpretation and exhibition.

Collaborations resulted in the following kinds of projects:

  • Large co-organized exhibitions with loans from the Terra Foundation, partner institution(s), and additional lenders
  • Series of small, focused exhibitions, co-organized with partners
  • Multi-year loans of individual objects from the Terra Foundation Collection
  • Scholarly programs devoted to artworks in the foundation’s collection.