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Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative Cohorts
In 2018 Art Bridges and the Terra Foundation for American Art created The Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative (AB+TFI) to develop a cohort program supporting multi-year exhibition partnerships.
Wholly funded by Art Bridges, this initiative created six cohorts. For each cohort, large metropolitan museums were invited to partner with regional institutions serving local communities in primarily non-metropolitan areas.
AB+TFI has generated exhibitions at 50+ museums and arts venues to date.
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- Expand access to outstanding works of American art among audiences across the United States
- Create opportunities to curate collaboratively using shared collections and resources
- Foster professional-development exchange among all participating institutions
- Form a nationwide network of institutions committed to presenting American art in innovative ways
- Broaden the relevance of museums in the 21st century by piloting meaningful exhibitions with specific communities in mind
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Detroit Area Cohort
The Detroit area cohort works with museums in Michigan and is anchored by the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).
Clinton Arts Center (Clinton, MI)
Dennos Museum Center (Traverse City, MI)
Flint Institute of Arts (Flint, MI)
Grand Rapids Art Museum (Grand Rapids, MI)
Muskegon Museum of Art (Muskegon, MI)
William Bonifas Fine Arts Center (Escanaba, MI)
Oakland University Art Gallery (Rochester, MI)
Lorenzo Cultural Center, Macomb Community College Center Campus (Clinton Township, MI)
Sisson Art Gallery, Henry Ford College (Dearborn, MI)
The Pennsylvania cohort is anchored by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Allentown Art Museum (Allentown, PA)
Demuth Museum/Lancaster Museum of Art (Lancaster, PA)
Erie Art Museum (Erie, PA)
James A. Michener Art Museum (Doylestown, PA)
Palmer Museum of Art [Penn State University] (University Park, PA)
Reading Public Museum (Reading, PA)
Trout Gallery [Dickinson College] (Carlisle, PA)
Westmoreland Museum of American Art (Greensburg, PA)
American West Consortium
The American West Consortium is anchored by the Smithsonian Museum of American Art (SAAM).
Los Angeles Cohort
The Los Angeles Cohort is anchored by the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art (LACMA).
California State University, Northridge Art Galleries (Northridge, CA)
Lancaster Museum of Art and History (Lancaster, CA)
Riverside Art Museum (Riverside, CA)
Vincent Price Art Museum (Monterey Park, CA)
Wadsworth Atheneum Cohort
The cohort led by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is under development and includes museums in the deep South.