Grants to Preserve Historic Art Awarded in 11 Countries by BofA

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Grants to Preserve Historic Art Awarded in 11 Countries by BofA
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24 Museums around the world to receive critical conservation funding  

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-four cultural institutions have been named as grant recipients of the  2024 Bank of America Art Conservation Project. They represent a diverse range of artistic styles, media and cultural traditions across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Italy, The Netherlands, South Africa, India and Japan.

Since 2010, Bank of America's Art Conservation Project has supported the preservation of paintings, sculptures, and archeological and architectural pieces of critical importance to cultural heritage and the history of art. More than 261 projects across 40 countries managed by nonprofit cultural institutions received funding since the program's inception to conserve historically or culturally significant works of art that are in danger of deterioration.

This year's grant recipients include:

  • Waterlilies  (1914-15) by Claude Monet at The Portland Art Museum  
  • Dancer with Bouquets (c. 1890-95) by Edgar Degas at The Chrysler Museum in Hampton Roads, Va.
  • Statuette of Susan B. Anthony by Bessie Potter Vonnoh at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester
  • The Large Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses) (circa 1895-1906) by Paul Cezanne at The National Gallery London  
  • Paintings Restoration in The Napoléon III Apartments (19th c.) at the Musée du Louvre in Paris
  • Selections from  Truisms, Inflammatory Essays, The Living Series, The Survival Series, Under a Rock, Laments, and Child Text (1989) by Jenny Holzer at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York
  • Orco, Norandino e Lucina (Norandino and Lucina Surprise by the Ogre)  (1619-1621) by Giovanni Lanfranco at The Galleria Borghese in Italy
  • Two Japanese Wooden Statues of the Guardian Kings:  Zōchōten and Tamonten, Nara National Museum, Nara City, Japan
  • Early African American Photography Project at  The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

"This year, we are proud to share a slate of projects that feature some of the most celebrated artists of all time," said Brian Siegel, Global Arts, Culture & Heritage Executive at Bank of America. "The Art Conservation Project reflects our longstanding commitment to cultural history, so that these works may be appreciated and experienced by generations to come."

The Art Conservation Project is one demonstration of BofA's commitment to promoting cultural sustainability and making the arts more accessible. A wide range of support for cultural institutions around the world helps uplift communities and is one of the many ways BofA helps drive Responsible Growth. For a full list of museums receiving grants through the 2024 Bank of America Art Conservation Project, please view the 2024 Art Conservation brochure (PDF).

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