The Chicago-based Terra Foundation for American Art has announced grants totaling more than $1.8 million in support of seventeen exhibitions, initiatives, and partnerships around the world.
Organizations receiving support to launch or continue an exhibition include the Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation in Vienna, which was awarded $290,000 for the 2012-13 exhibition Claes Oldenburg, a comprehensive overview of Oldenburg's oeuvre from the late 1950s to the present; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, which will receive $200,000 for the 2012-13 retrospective exhibition John Chamberlain: Choices; the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, which was awarded $75,000 for the 2012-13 exhibition Seeing the World Within: Charles Seliger in the 1940s; and the Mona Bismarck Foundation, which will receive $25,000 in support of The Wyeth Family: Three Generations of American Art at the foundation's American Cultural Center in Paris.
Local grant recipients include the Chicago Humanities Festival, which will receive a three-year, $75,000 award to continue the Terra Foundation Lecture on American Art as part of its annual two-week celebration of the humanities; Columbia College Chicago, which was awarded $45,000 for a multifaceted program called Talkin' Back: American Photography and Creative Writing; and the Newberry Library, which will receive $10,000 for a three-day "Teachers as Scholars" seminar in April and June 2012.
In addition, the foundation awarded grants for its own initiatives and partnerships, including an ongoing tour of the foundation's flagship painting, Gallery of the Louvre, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from August 2012 through April 2013; a series of annual presentations of American art over the next five years jointly organized by the High Museum of Art, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Musée du Louvre, and the Terra Foundation; and planning meetings for a partnership exhibition currently titled Landscape Painting in the Americas.
For a complete list of fall 2011 grant recipients, visit the Terra Foundation Web site.