Bank of America Announces ‘Masterpiece Moment’ Video Series to Celebrate Museum Partners and Important Works of Art

January 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern

Bank of America today announced the launch of ‘Masterpiece Moment’ – a new series of videos that showcase works of art in the collections of 25 museum partners across the United States. In today’s increasingly digital environment, connecting individuals to arts and culture in a way that easily fits into their everyday lives has become more important than ever.

Every two weeks, beginning Monday, January 18, Bank of America will premiere a 5-7 minute video vignette from cultural institutions across the U.S. Videos feature the directors of each museum who help shine a light on a masterpiece within their institution’s collection, while providing new insights to experience and appreciate the art. The videos will feature works of art from a diverse range of cultural traditions, perspectives and media.

“The private sector has an important role to play in keeping the arts thriving in our communities more so now than ever before, and Bank of America is finding new ways to stand by our museum partners,” said Rena DeSisto, global arts and culture executive for Bank of America. “This program not only supports museums, but helps to virtually bring art to new audiences and further demonstrates the resiliency of art during this time.”

Bank of America’s first Masterpiece Moment features Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone (2017) and is hosted by Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), a long-time partner of the bank.

Masterpiece Moment builds on Bank of America’s commitment to being a leading corporate supporter of the arts, by helping them flourish at the local, national and global level through ongoing programs such as Museums On Us®, the Bank of America Art Conservation Program, Art in our Communities, and grants and sponsorships.

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
  • Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colo.
  • The Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Mich.
  • The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Georgia O'Keeffe, Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Heard Museum, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Mass.
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, N.Y.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo.         
  • Pérez Art Museum, Miami, Fla.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, R.I.
  • The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, Calif.
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Wash.
  • The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, N.Y.

Masterpiece Moment is a key demonstration of Bank of America’s arts support worldwide, and part of the company’s environmental, social and governance commitment. Through Masterpiece Moment, the Bank of America Art Conservation Project, programs like Museums on Us®, loaning exhibitions through the Art in Our Communities program, and sponsorships and grants, we support a wide range of both local and world-class organizations. Our programs are designed to have a positive impact on economies and societies throughout the world, and shine a light on diverse cultural traditions. Through steadfast and strategic support, we have become one of the world’s leading corporate supporters of the arts. To learn more about our arts and culture support and programs, please visit bankofamerica.com/arts.


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