The Terra Foundation supports initiatives that advance the intersection of digital humanities and the visual arts of the United States. These projects propose creative approaches to how emerging technologies may be applied to enhance the study of American art and disseminate research worldwide. If you have a project idea or question about support, please contact us at [email protected].
The Greek Slave by Hiram Powers: A Transatlantic Object
“The Greek Slave by Hiram Powers: A Transatlantic Object” is a special issue of the peer-reviewed, open-access journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, published in summer 2016 and edited by Martina Droth (Yale Center for British Art) and Michael Hatt (University of Warwick).
American Art History Digitally
“American Art History Digitally” is a series of six digital art history articles on various aspects of nineteenth-century American art in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. To date, five articles have been published in the series:
- “Impossible Garden: A Contemporary Artist’s Digital Engagement with Women Artist-Naturalists of the Long Nineteenth Century and Beyond” by Emma Steinkraus, with Carey Gibbons and Allan McLeod (Autumn 2021)
- “Káma-Kapúska! Making Marks in Indian Country, 1833–34” by Kristine K. Ronan (Autumn 2019)
- “Unintended Consequences: The American Art-Union and the Rise of a National Landscape School” by Kimberly Orcutt (Spring 2019)
- “A Digital Recreation of the Lenox Library Picture Gallery: A Contribution to the Early History of Public Art Museums in the United States” by Sally Webster and David Schwittek (Autumn 2018)
- “Colleague Collectors: A Statistical Analysis of Artists’ Collecting Networks in Nineteenth-Century New York” by Diana Seave Greenwald (Spring 2018)
Objects in Motion
“Objects in Motion” is a series of interdisciplinary articles and features on cross-cultural dialogues between Britain and the United States in British Art Studies, published jointly by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (PMC) and the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA). To date, four articles have been published in the series:
- “Victorian Anatomical Atlas and Their Many Lives (and Deaths)” (July 2021)
- “‘It Should Be on Every Surgeon’s Table’: The Reception and Adoption of Joseph Maclise’s Surgical Table (1851) in the United States” (July 2021)
- “Postindustrialism and the Long Arts And Crafts Movement: between Britain, India, and the United States of America” (February 2020)
- “Transatlantic Transactions and the Domestic Market: Agnew’s Stock Books in 1894–1895” (May 2019)
Toward a More Inclusive Digital Art History
“Toward a More Inclusive Digital Art History” is a series of three digital art history articles published between 2021–23 on underrepresented or understudied constituencies in American art in Panorama.
The first article in the series, Sierra Rooney’s “Commemoration of an Epoch: Monuments to the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States” is available online. The second article will be published in fall 2023.
Learn more in the press release on their website.
Ed Ruscha Streets of Los Angeles workshop
Support for an international workshop linked to the Ed Ruscha Streets of Los Angeles research project and online publication at the Getty Research Institute.