Bank of America Announces 2015 Art Conservation Project Grant Recipients
The full list of 2015 grant recipients includes:
- “Enclosed Field with Ploughman and Houses at Auvers” by Vincent Van Gogh at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
- Two portraits by Henrietta de Beaulieu Dering Johnston at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina.
- Two floral still-lifes by Harriet Beecher Stowe, as well as portraits of her husband and father, at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
- Six paintings by Osman Hamdi Bey at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul.
- Amit?bha Buddha sculpture at the British Museum in London.
- Forty-one murals by Emilio Garc?a Cahero, Ram?n Alva de la Canal, Jean Charlot, Fernando Leal, Jos? Clemente Orozco, Ferm?n Revueltas and David Alfaro Siqueiros at the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso in Mexico City.
- “Woman in Evening Dress” by ?douard Manet at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art in New York.
- “The Mellow Pad” by Stuart Davis at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York.
- Eight sculptures created by notable American Indian artists at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Sixty works on paper by German Expressionists including Max Beckmann, Peter August B?ckstiegel, Otto Dix, Conrad Felixm?eller, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Emil Nolde at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.
- Four paintings and a recently discovered fresco at the Museum Oca do Ibirapuera in S?o Paulo, Brazil.
- “Jo-no-Mai (Noh Dance Prelude)” by Uemura Sh?en at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Museum in Japan.
- A medieval stucco panel at that Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.
For a full description of the 2015 projects and images, please visit the Art Conservation Project website.
“Art has the ability to bring communities together and boost local economies – but it must be seen and shared to have an impact,” said Rena DeSisto, Global Arts and Culture executive at Bank of America. "We understand how important these works are and we’re proud of the impact we’ve had on the maintenance of these cultural treasures that will ensure they are appreciated by future generations.”
Including this year’s recipients, the Bank of America Art Conservation Project will have funded the conservation of 85 projects in 28 countries. The program was introduced in 2010 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and expanded to the Americas, Asia and Australia in 2012.
Past efforts have focused on a diverse array of works including Henri Matisse's “The Swimming Pool” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; four Tudor paintings at National Portrait Gallery in London, England; three Watanabe Kazan paintings at the Tokyo National Museum; and Rembrandt’s “Scholar in His Study” at the National Gallery in Prague.
The Art Conservation Project is an extension of Bank of America’s global commitment to supporting the arts, which is a demonstration of the company’s commitment to delivering both social and economic value to the community. The company’s support for the arts is diverse, and includes loans of its art collection to museums at no cost, sponsorships, grants to arts organizations for arts education, and the preservation of cultural treasures.