The Terra Foundation for American Art’s Chicago office is located on Michigan Avenue in a building that once housed the Terra Museum of American Art. Since 2009, the Terra Foundation’s office in Paris, France, has served as a hub of our activities outside the United States. Our teams work locally and globally to present responsive grant programs, generate collection projects, develop research and learning programs, and build institutional partnerships around the world in support of American art.
The foundation’s support for Chicago partners is reflected throughout the city, including in exhibitions and convenings, the Art Design Chicago initiative, and works from the Terra Foundation Collection on view at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Paris office is also home to Europe’s only research library devoted exclusively to American art, the Terra Foundation Library of American Art.
In the early 1990s, Daniel J. Terra acquired several houses in the French village of Giverny, located approximately 40 mi/70 km outside Paris. The Terra Summer Residency program was hosted annually in Giverny from 2001 until 2020.
Nestled among landscaped gardens and situated near Claude Monet’s house and gardens and the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny, the Terra Foundation properties also provide a setting for academic conferences, student convenings, artist workshops, and other programs.