Foundation Report 2019–22:
Terra Foundation Collection

Installation of the exhibition FREEDOM: Abstract Expressionism, Tougaloo College and the Civil Rights Movement. FREEDOM is a permeant teaching exhibition located within the Ronald O. Schnell Art Gallery, Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center, Tougaloo College, Mississippi, Photograph by Mark Geil, Curator, Turry M. Flucker.

Terra Foundation Collection: Initiatives and Loans, July 1, 2019–June 30, 2022

Terra Collection-in-Residence

Through this program, artworks are loaned for extended periods to invited university and research museums within and outside the United States. The foundation collaborates with partners to identify objects for loan that amplify institutions’ permanent collections and invite the presentation of new contents, voices, and practices. The program helps museums expand the stories they can tell with their permanent collections and provides opportunities for interdisciplinary research and teaching with American art.

Tougaloo College Art Collections
February 18–December 30, 2022
Albert Eugene Gallatin, Room Space, 1937–38
Arshile Gorky, Mannikin, 1931

Georgia Museum of Art
June 1, 2022–June 30, 2026
Joseph Stella, Telegraph Poles with Buildings, 1917
Henry Ossawa Tanner, Les Invalides, Paris, 1896
John Frederic Peto, Old Time Letter Rack, 1894
John Singleton Copley, Portrait of a Lady in a Blue Dress, 1973
Charles Sheeler, Bucks County Barn, 1940

Colby College Museum of Art
June 6, 2022–June 30, 2025
George Caleb Bigham, The Jolly Flatboatmen, 1877–78
Frederic Edwin Church, The Iceberg, c. 1875
Thomas Hart Benton, The Spinners, 1925–26
Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Boy with Cow, 1921





Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig
July 2022–July 2025
Willard Metcalf, The Lily Pond, 1887
William Merritt Chase, Morning at Breakwater, Shinnecock, c. 1897
Lilla Cabot Perry, Self-Portrait, 1889–96
Dennis Miller Bunker, The Mirror, 1890
Jamie Wyeth, Kalounna in Frogtown, 1986

Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology
September 2022–September 2026
34 works, including:
Thomas Moran, Autumn Afternoon, the Wissahickon, 1864 (loan period began 2019)
Alexander Archipenko, Torso in Space, 1952
Milton Avery, Night Nude, 1953
Isabel Bishop, Noon Hour, 1935

Harvard Art Museums
December 2022–December 2026
Frederic Church, Our Banner in the Sky, 1861
Samuel Colman, Jr., Ships Unloading, New York, 1868
Martin Johnson Heade (attributed), Two Owls at Sunset, c. 1859–60
Samuel F.B. Morse, Gallery of the Louvre, 1831–33
Mary Cassatt, Afternoon Tea Party, 1890–91
Mary Cassatt, Gathering Fruit, c. 1893;
Mary Cassatt, The Lamp, 1890–91
Mary Cassatt, In the Omnibus, 1890–91
Mary Cassatt, Feeding the Ducks, 1895

Ackland Art Museum
March 2023–March 2027
Ammi Phillips, Girl in a Red Dress, c. 1835
Robert Henri, Sylvester, 1914
Lyonel Feininger, Denstedt, 1917
Archibald J. Motley, Jr., Between Acts, 1935

Terra Collection Initiatives

Between 2006 and 2022, the Terra Foundation used its collection to co-organize exhibitions in partnership with museums throughout the world. Developed by our curatorial staff together with institutional partners, these initiatives aimed to inspire a rich intercultural dialogue about American art, encourage new ways of thinking about individual objects, and utilize the Terra Foundation Collection as the basis for both scholarly interpretation and exhibition.

Pelas ruas: vida moderna e experiências urbanas na arte dos Estados Unidos, 1893–1976 / In The Streets: Modern Life and Urban Experiences in the Art of the United States, 1893–1976
Terra Foundation for American art (co-organizer); Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (co-organizer), August 27, 2022–January 30, 2023
30 works, including:
Childe Hassam, Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1892
Fritz Eichenberg, Subway, 1935
Beauford Delaney, Untitled (Village Street Scene), 1947

Our Souls are by Nature Equal to Yours: The Life of Judith Sargent Murray
Terra Foundation for American Art (co-organizer); Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts (co-organizer), September 28, 2019–March 31, 2020
John Singleton Copley, Portrait of Mrs. John Stevens (Judith Sargent, later Mrs. John Murray), 1770–72

The Studio of Nature, 1860–1910
Terra Foundation for American Art (co-organizer); the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny, France (co-organizer), September 12, 2020–January 3, 2021
62 works, including:
Dennis Miller Bunker, Brittany Town Morning, Lamor, 1884
Theodore Robinson, Blossoms at Giverny, 1891–92
Martin Johnson Heade, Newburyport Marshes: Approaching Storm, c. 1871
George Bellows, The Palisades, 1909
Robert Vonnoh, Poppies in France, 1888

Multi-year Loans

Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2019–2026
Thomas Moran, Autumn Afternoon, the Wissahickon, 1864

Art Institute of Chicago, 2005–Present
98 works have been exhibited, including:
Stuart Davis, Super Table, 1925
Marsden Hartley, Painting No. 50, 1914–15
Winslow Homer, On Guard, 1864
Theodore Robinson, The Wedding March, 1892
Thomas Cole, Landscape with Figures: A Scene from “The Last of the Mohicans”, 1826

Exhibition Loans

Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869–1880
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts, August 3–December 1, 2019
Winslow Homer, Three Boys on the Shore, 1873

História das mulheres: Artistas até 1900 [Women’s Stories: Artists until 1900]
Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil, August 23–November 17, 2019
Mary Cassatt, Summertime, 1894

Marsden Hartley
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humelbaek, Denmark, September 19, 2019–January 19, 2020
Marsden Hartley, Painting No. 50, 1914–15

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (organizer), October 26, 2019–February 23, 2020; Newfields, Indianapolis Museum of Art, July 17–October 25, 2020
Edward Hopper, Sierra Madre at Monterrey, 1943
Charles Demuth, Rue du singe qui pêche, 1921

Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, February 29–September 27, 2020
Marsden Hartley, Painting No. 50, 1914–15

Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, September 18–November 22, 2020, and May 14–July 11, 2021
Samuel F. B. Morse, The Gallery of the Louvre, 1831–33

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (organizer), January 27–May 31, 2021; Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany, July 2–November 7, 2021
Mary Cassatt, Jenny and her Sleepy Child, c. 1891–92

American Landscapes
David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, August 16–December 21, 2021
Charles Burchfield, Dream of a Fantasy Flower, 1960–66
Rockwell Kent, Cranberrying, Monhegan, c. 1907
Charles Prendergast, Grenoble, 1927

John Leslie Breck: American Impressionist
Mint Museum, North Carolina (organizer), September 18, 2021–January 2, 2022; Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee, January 22–March 27, 2022; Figge Museum of American Art, Davenport, Iowa, May 28–August 28, 2022
17 works, including:
John Leslie Breck, Yellow Fleurs-de-Lis, 1888
John Leslie Breck, Studies of an Autumn Day, no. 1–12, 1891
John Leslie Breck, Morning Fog and Sun, 1892
Thomas Buford Meteyard, Giverny, Moonlight, c. 1890–93
Theodore Wendel, Flowering Fields, Giverny, 1889

Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France
Denver Art Museum (organizer), November 14, 2021–March 13, 2022; Virginia Museum of Fine Art, April 16–July 31, 2022
10 works, including:
Frank Benson, The Sisters, 1899
Theodore Robinson, The Wedding March, 1892
Lilla Cabot Perry, Self-Portrait, c.1889-96
John Singer Sargent, Breton Woman with a Basket, 1877
Edmund Tarbell, In the Orchard, 1891

Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (co-organizer), April 11–July 31, 2022; The National Gallery, London (co-organizer), September 10, 2022–January 8, 2023 (as Winslow Homer: Force of Nature)
Winslow Homer, A Garden in Nassau, 1885

Stay connected

Receive news about grant opportunities, collection projects, and partner features.