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Arts & Culture

We are a leading supporter of the arts globally.

A Leading Supporter of the Arts Around the World

If you're passionate about the arts and believe they are essential to the health and vitality of our communities, we hope these stories inspire you. Like us, the organizations and people below are committed to promoting arts and culture because investing in the arts improves the quality of life in our cities and towns. As one of the world's leading supporters of the arts, we recognize that beyond intrinsic beauty, the arts can spur urban renewal, attract new businesses, draw tourism and spark innovation. It's a powerful industry that promotes self-expression, elevates our cultural understanding and generates $166.2 billion a year in the U.S. alone.

A High Octane Day on the Links

Jul 16, 2012

America’s love affair with golf began in the late 19th Century with the opening of the nation’s first golf club outside of New York City. Fast forward to the present day and the U.S. plays host to 3,400 golf courses across the country…  learn More about A High Octane Day on the Links

Woman applying mascara backstage at Everyman Theatre

A theater company's historic new home

Jul 19, 2012

Citing deterioration and neglect, Baltimore’s Westside neighborhood was placed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of most endangered historic places in 1999. The neighborhood’s Empire Theater, at 315 W. Fayette Street, with its neoclassical terra cotta and granite façade, was one of the Westside’s landmarks – and it, too, was at risk…  learn More about A theater company's historic new home

Teaming up to save a city’s premier attraction

Oct 31, 2011

In 1981, the mayor of Baltimore, donning a yellow and red striped Victorian-era bathing suit, hopped into the seal tank to kick off the grand opening of the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Since then, it has been the city’s premier attraction…  learn More about Teaming up to save a city’s premier attraction

Two children enjoying the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.

A grant to the California Academy of Sciences helps create the greenest museum in the world

Nov 08, 2010

Just two years ago, the doors of the new California Academy of Sciences, located in the heart of Golden Gate Park, opened to the public. Following a decade of planning and fundraising, the Renzo Piano–designed museum—which houses an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—opened on September 27, 2008…  learn More about A grant to the California Academy of Sciences helps create the greenest museum in the world

Creating a destination theatre: D.C.'s Harman Center for the Arts

Oct 07, 2010

Located in the Penn Quarter, Washington D.C.’s fastest growing business and entertainment district, Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Harman Center for the Arts is a performing arts complex comprising the existing Landsburgh Theatre and the new 775-seat Sidney Harman Hall…  learn More about Creating a destination theatre: D.C.'s Harman Center for the Arts




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