Selected Groups

A selection of groupings from the Terra Foundation's collection is presented below. To view more of the collection go to browse.

  • America: Painting a Nation

    "America: Painting a Nation" is the most expansive survey of American painting ever presented in Australia. With over 80 works, ranging from 1750 to 1966, this exhibition will cover more than 200 years of American art, history and experience. The exhibition in on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney NSW, Australia, November 8, 2013–February 9, 2014.
  • American Impressionism 2014-15

    Terra loans to Une nouvelle lumière : les américains face à l’impressionnisme, Musée des impressionnismes Giverny: March 28–June 29, 2014; American Impressionism: a New Vision, 1880-1900, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, July 19–October 19, 2014; Impresionismo Americano, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, November 4, 2014–February 1, 2015
  • Artists Affiliated with Giverny

    Between the late 1880s and World War I, the Norman village of Giverny, France, was the site of a popular international artists' colony. A notable strength of the Terra's collection is art by Americans who were affiliated with Giverny.
  • Artists Associated with Chicago

    The Terra's collection contains works of art by several individuals who had close professional ties to Chicago, whether by maintaining a studio in the area, belonging to local artists' organizations, or sending work to local exhibitions such as the annual Artists of Chicago and Vicinity at the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Collection Landing page 3-2015

    updated for 11-2017, sdf
  • Currently on View at the Art Institute of Chicago

    Selected paintings from the Terra's collection are on view in the American galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Dated Web objects 1840-1879

    Last item added: 2007.1 Spencer, Home of the Red White and Blue
  • Dated Web objects 1880-1919

    last item added: 2017.2 Henri, Sylvester
  • Dated Web objects 1920-1959

    Last item added: 2017.1 Kuniyoshi, Boy with Cow
  • Dated Web objects 1960 and after

  • Dated Web objects before 1800 through 1839

  • Home Front; Daily Life in the Civil War North

    These nine paintings from the Terra's collection are included in Chicago's only major exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The exhibition is on view at The Newberry Library September 27, 2013 – March 4, 2014.
  • New Web objects Abstract

    Last item added, 2015.3 Sheeler, Flower Forms (photograph)
  • New Web objects Genre

    Last item added 2007.1 Lily Martin Spencer, Home of the Red, White and Blue
  • New Web objects Landscape

    Last item added: 2015.6 Dove, Boat Going through Inlet
  • New Web objects Portrait

    Last item added: 2017.2 Henri, Sylvester
  • New Web objects Still Life

    Last Items added: 2015.4 Haberle, One Dollar Bill, and 2015.5 Peto, Old Time Letter Rack
  • Pastels

    Some of the Terra collection's most iconic works are pastels, executed by such masters of the medium as William Merritt Chase, Mary Cassatt, and Arthur Dove among others.
  • Women Artists

    Art by American women constitutes ten percent of the Terra's collection and includes oil and watercolor paintings, pastels, and various types of prints.
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