April 23, 1987 |
Chicago's new $75-million Terra Museum of American Art officially opened Tuesday. A crowd of about 300 and a 110-piece high school band were on hand as Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson, Mayor Harold Washington, former Interior Secretary William P. Clark and Barbara Bush, the wife of the vice president, cut a red, white and blue ribbon at the door of the museum on posh North Michigan Avenue.
September 8, 2002 |
A new board has been named to head the Terra Museum of American Art in a changeover mandated by a legal settlement last year. Eleven former board members stepped down Friday and were quickly replaced by the new board, with Marshall Field V as chairman. The museum--with more than 700 works by such artists as Edward Hopper and Georgia O'Keeffe--has been involved in a two-year legal battle.
June 25, 2003 |
Visitors looking for certain works by John Singleton Copley, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer and Georgia O'Keeffe, among other artists, will need to go to a new address when Chicago's Terra Museum of American Art closes its doors on North Michigan Avenue in late October next year.
April 18, 1987 |
A major privately financed art museum opening next week on busy and fashionable North Michigan Avenue will give Chicago another cultural attraction and put tycoon Daniel J. Terra on the nation's cultural map. Terra, U.S. ambassador-at-large for cultural affairs and chief executive officer of an international chemical company, spent $30 million for some of the most expensive urban real estate in the Midwest to house his collection of American art, which he says is insured "for nine figures."
March 13, 1989 |
"Another boutique museum," indignant art reporters scoffed last year when Armand Hammer announced a plan to build a private museum for his art collection instead of giving it to the County Museum of Art. Newsworthy as Hammer's decision was, the move was also part of an international trend toward private museums--and away from supporting public institutions.
March 1, 1987 |
Out from storage and into the new Robert O. Anderson Building came the County Museum of Art's modern artworks last fall in an inauguration that drew international attention. Thursday, the museum goes at it again. Though certainly with less fanfare, the Wilshire Boulevard institution will unveil two new, expanded galleries for photography and prints and drawings.