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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.

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

A multifaceted relationship with Howard University supports academics, healthcare and culture in the D.C. community

Jul 02, 2005

With its main campus located just two miles from the U.S. Capitol, Howard University is in an advantageous location for an academic institution that seeks to address a range of national and global issues…  learn More about A multifaceted relationship with Howard University supports academics, healthcare and culture in the D.C. community

A woman examining a camera in City Arts in Baltimore, Maryland.

Art helps bring back Baltimore one brushstroke at a time

Nov 02, 2011

Since the riots of 1968, Baltimore’s Greenmount West neighborhood has struggled with crime, poverty and urban decay. Roughly 50 percent of the buildings are empty, and it has been decades since anything new has been built…  learn More about Art helps bring back Baltimore one brushstroke at a time




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