Supporting the arts in the Bay Area

On a global scale, the arts speak to us in a universal language that provides pathways to greater cultural understanding. We support the arts in local communities to help connect individuals across cultures and enrich societies.

Thong Nguyen
Bank of America, San Francisco-East Bay market president

As one of eighteenth-century Europe’s most colorful characters, Casanova was considered by his own contemporaries to be a witty conversationalist, autobiographer, gambler, spy, and one of the greatest travelers of all time. His travels took him far to the Ottoman Empire and to Saint Petersburg to meet Catherine the Great.

Bringing the visual wealth of Casanova’s world to life, the Legion of Honor Museum will host The Seduction of Europe exhibit, sponsored by Bank of America.

The exhibition features more than 80 works of art, including international loans of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, furniture, porcelain, silver, and textiles, which highlight the worlds that Giacomo Casanova inhabited. To achieve the effect of the era’s opulence, the exhibition stages several tableaux with mannequins dressed in beautiful period costumes.

 

“We are immensely grateful for Bank of America’s partnership, which enabled us to transform the Legion of Honor’s exhibition galleries into a grand tour through the splendors of eighteenth-century Europe’s capitals, including Paris, London, and Casanova’s birthplace, Venice.” says Melissa Buron, director of the art division for the Fine Arts of Museums of San Francisco. The exhibition is organized in partnership by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

“On a global scale, the arts speak to us in a universal language that provides pathways to greater cultural understanding,” says Thong Nguyen, San Francisco- East Bay Market President, Bank of America. “We support the arts in local communities to help connect individuals across cultures and enrich societies. It’s one of the ways we help local economies thrive and advance economic mobility as we embed Environmental, Social and Governance in everything we do.”

Bank of America supports more than 2,000 visual and performing arts organizations worldwide that provide inspirational and educational sustenance, anchor communities, create jobs, compliment school curricula, and generate substantial revenue for local businesses.

The Legion of Honor is also a Museums on Us partner, meaning that Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card holders can gain free general admission on the first full weekend of every month. Card holders will also receive free admission to the Casanova exhibit. For a full list of Museums on Us partners, visit bankofamerica.com/arts.

4/23/2018


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