Bank of America has today announced today grant funding to 22 major art restoration projects in nine countries and 11 U.S. cities and Puerto Rico through the 2019 Bank of America Art Conservation Project. The project provides grant funding to nonprofit cultural institutions throughout the world to conserve historically or culturally significant works of art that are in danger of deterioration.
Since the Art Conservation Project began in 2010, Bank of America has provided grants to conserve paintings, sculptures, archaeological and architectural pieces that are critically important to cultural heritage and the history of art. This year’s grant recipients include:
“With the 2019 selections, we have now been able to fund the conservation of 170 projects in 33 countries. We are gratified to be a part of extending the lifespan of cultural treasures from around the world,” said Rena DeSisto, global arts and culture executive, Bank of America.
As one of this year’s selections, the works being preserved by the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico are part of a museum-driven conservation project following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017. This year’s grant selections are also enabling Le Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince to conserve a selection of paintings rescued from the January 2010 earthquake.
Additional conservation projects will take place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. “As we open a re-imagined MoMA, with an approach that’s new for us and our visitors, the vital importance of conservation and the expert work of our conservators have never been more essential,” said Glenn D. Lowry, The David Rockefeller Director of The Museum of Modern Art. “Bank of America's continuing support of conservation helps us ensure we can maintain our collection for future generations.
The full list of museums receiving grants through the 2019 Bank of America Art Conservation Project includes:
For full descriptions of the 2019 projects and to view images of the artwork, download the Bank of America Art Conservation Project 2019 Selections brochure.
The Art Conservation Project is an important element of Bank of America’s support of the arts worldwide. Bank of America believes in the power of the arts to help economies thrive, to educate and enrich societies, and to create greater cultural understanding. As a leader in helping the arts flourish across the globe, the company supports more than 2,000 nonprofit cultural institutions each year. Bank of America’s art program is part of the company’s commitment to grow responsibly while bringing value to economies, society and the communities it serves. For more information, please visit https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/arts-and-culture.html.
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Vanessa Cook, Bank of America