Making watercolors accessible for everyone
Mar 27, 2014
Bank of America proudly sponsored an unprecedented exhibit of watercolor paintings by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Organized with the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition combined for the first time the two most significant institutional collections of watercolor paintings by Sargent
By uniting the Boston and Brooklyn watercolors, it presented an amazing body of work that had never been explored in a focused exhibition. The collection offered an unprecedented opportunity to view more than 80 brilliant watercolors that Sargent produced between 1905 and 1911, when he was at the height of his artistic career and internationally recognized as the one of the greatest American painters of his time.
Bank of America provides support to thousands of arts and cultural organizations around the world. The bank’s commitment is based on the belief that a thriving arts and culture sector can better societies and economies. Beyond intrinsic beauty, arts and culture can spur urban renewal, attract new businesses, invigorate tourism and spark innovation. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is a cultural, educational and community resource where more than one million visitors are welcomed each year, including 350,000 visitors from beyond metro Boston—who have a significant impact on the city’s economy.
The bank’s long-standing partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is based on a shared commitment to making arts and culture accessible for everyone. This includes utilizing several Bank of America programs such as Museums on Us®, which provides the bank’s cardholders free admission, as well as loaning complete art exhibitions through Art in Our Communities®. In addition, the bank has made a significant investment in the museum’s Access Programming to provide a series of services and programs that engage participants of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.