Today, Bank of America announces that it will loan eight complete exhibitions to cultural institutions worldwide in 2019 through the company’s Art in our Communities program.
Marking the 10th anniversary of the Art in our Communities program, Bank of America has loaned artwork from its collection to more than 130 cultural institutions. This is the only corporate program of its kind where museums can borrow exhibitions at no cost, providing the public the opportunity to see important works of art while at the same time generating vital revenue for these museums and galleries.
The 2019 Art in our Communities program will include eight exhibitions, featuring a diverse array of artists, mediums and subject matters. Highlights include:
“Modern Masters: Group f/64,” an exhibition of photographs from some of the most prominent members of Group f/64, an informal society of American photographers promoting a new direction in photography, including Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Brett Weston, Imogen Cunningham and Willard Van Dyke, on display at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Ga. in April 2019.
“In a New Light: American Impressionism, 1870-1940,” an assortment of works by Childe Hassam, George Inness, Thomas Moran, John Sloan, Ernest Lawson, Daniel Garber and Guy Carleton Wiggins, which will be on display at the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, N.Y. beginning on May 25, 2019.
“Jazz Greats,” a series of 33 photographs that date from the 1920s to the 1980s portraying various genres of music and dance, displayed at the Museum of African American History in Boston, Mass. beginning in September 2019.
“Science in Motion,” a compilation of the scientific studies conducted by three of photography’s greats, Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton and Berenice Abbott, featured at The McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture in Knoxville, Tenn. beginning in September 2019.
“Shared Space: A New Era,” a visual study of the evolution of the physical, social and virtual areas dedicated to the free exchange of information. This exhibition will be on display at University of St. Joseph Art Museum starting in September 2019.
“Luces y Sombras: Images of Mexico,” a collection of photographs by Mexican masters and contemporary photographers, documenting Mexican architecture and culture that will be on display at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, N.C. beginning in October 2019.
“Moment in Time: A Collection of Photographs,” an assortment of 117 works by important, international photographers dating from the 1830s through the mid-20th century, which will be on display at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin beginning in November 2019. This is the first time this collection will be on display outside of the United States.
“Modern Women/Modern Vision,” an exhibition comprising the works of some of the leading artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, which will be on display at the Napa Museum Yountville in November. One hundred years ago, to the month, California ratified the 19th Amendment, recognizing women’s suffrage rights across the United States.
“We have been delighted to see demand for this program grow as art institutions continue to struggle with adequate funding,” said Rena De Sisto, global arts and culture executive for Bank of America. “It’s gratifying to see both large and small institutions, including university institutions, take advantage of this program.”
“We truly value our partners, like Bank of America, who make it possible for us to bring a wide variety of exhibitions to our community members,” says Kevin Grogan, director and curator, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Ga. “Working with the Bank of America art program and Bank of America Augusta President Ora Parish, our experience with everyone at the bank has been everything that one could hope for. Their generosity of spirit has enabled the Morris to display many of the most iconic photographic images of the 20th century to an eager, interested audience."
Bank of America’s support of the art is a key element of the part of the company’s environmental, social and governance program. Bank of America believes in the power of the arts to help economies thrive, educate and enrich societies, and create greater cultural understanding. As a leader in helping the arts flourish across the globe, Bank of America supports more than 2,000 nonprofit cultural institutions each year. The Bank of America art program also includes sponsorships, and grants to arts organizations for arts education and the preservation of cultural treasures. Learn about our art programs.
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