Terra Foundation staff in Chicago and Paris continued to expand on its grant program, building networks of American art scholars and supporting exhibitions, research and teaching programs, publications, and public events through individual fellowships and grants to organizations around the world.
To support its global mission, the Terra Foundation opened the Paris Center & Terra Foundation Library for American Art, dedicated to serving a growing international community of scholars and curators as well as the public. The center provided a regular forum on the art and visual culture of the United States—the only one of its kind in Europe—through a wide variety of lectures, workshops, and symposia.
The Paris office is also home to the Terra Foundation Library of American Art, Europe’s only research library devoted exclusively to the visual arts of the United States. Specializing in the art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the library contains more than 9,500 titles on painting, sculpture, and graphic arts, as well as photography and decorative arts, all of which are available online.
In Giverny, the Terra Foundation partnered with French governmental and cultural organizations, including the Département de l’Eure, the Musée d’Orsay, the Région Haute-Normandie, and the Département de la Seine-Maritime, to transition the Musée d’Art Américain Giverny into the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny, which focuses on the history and continuing impact of the Impressionist movement.
In 2014, Terra Foundation signed an agreement transferring ownership of the the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny to the Établissement Public de Coopération Culturelle (EPCC), a public-private partnership between the Eure and Seine-Maritime County Commissions, Haute Normandie Region, Portes de l’Eure Urban Community, the town of Vernon, the Musee d’Orsay, and the Terra Foundation. In addition to the museum buildings, the transfer consigned adjacent properties, including staff and visitor parking lots, surrounding gardens, the Vissault and Bertin estates, and “La Côte” hill. Following the transfer, the foundation collaborated with the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny and the EPCC, which included scientific committee and board membership, as well as loaning works of art.