February 4, 2015 – Bank of America continues to expand its global effort to preserve culturally important works of art, today announcing a request for grant applications from global art institutions. Applications for the Bank of America Art Conservation Project are welcome from all nonprofit cultural institutions with significant works of art requiring conservation. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2015 and applicants can submit proposals online: http://museums.bankofamerica.com/arts/Conservation/Apply.
The Bank of America Art Conservation Project is a unique program that provides grants to nonprofit institutions throughout the world to conserve historically or culturally significant works of art that are in danger of deterioration. Since the program’s launch in 2010, Bank of America has provided grants to museums and other cultural institutions in 27 countries supporting 72 conservation projects. 2014 recipients include two copies of “Magna Carta” at the Society of Antiquities of London, Gilbert Stewart’s “George Washington (Landsdowne Portrait)” at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and Henri Matisse’s “The Swimming Pool,” featured in the exhibition “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.*
“Each year, we’re amazed at the submissions and challenged to choose from among many special but suffering works of art. It’s a reminder that the need for conservation is great, and we remain focused on being not only a funder of art conservation but also an advocate for it,” said Rena De Sisto, global arts and culture executive for Bank of America.
The Bank of America Art Conservation Project is a key component of the bank’s global commitment to supporting the arts, which includes a multi-tiered program of sponsorships and grants as well as loans of full exhibitions from its own collection to nonprofit museums around the world.
Grant recipients in the U.S. have included: National Portrait Gallery; Dallas Museum of Art; The Detroit Institute of Arts; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Miami Art Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; New Bedford Free Public Library; Philadelphia Museum of Art; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Seattle Art Museum; and The Menil Collection, Houston, among others. For a full list and description of projects and images, please visit http://museums.bankofamerica.com/arts/Conservation.
*Bank of America is the Global Sponsor of “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.”
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