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Bank of America’s Masterpiece Moment

At Bank of America, we believe in the power of the arts to help economies thrive, educate and enrich societies, and create greater cultural understanding. That’s why we’re proud to introduce Masterpiece Moment—a new video series that celebrates great works of art. Please join us throughout the year as we examine a varied array of masterpieces from museum collections across the United States.

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Art inspires, educates, and helps us see our world in a new way

We could all use a little inspiration in our busy lives, and benefit from the context that art can bring to bear on our world, our times, and our history. Join us and museum directors from around the United States as we explore some of our greatest artistic treasures. We’ll take a closer look at a new masterpiece every two weeks, so be sure to tune in, learn more, be inspired and discuss with friends and family.

Pumpkin (2016) by Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama’s Pumpkin (2016) is an 8-foot-tall sculpture covered in the artist’s signature polka-dots.  It embodies Kusama’s lifelong fascination with pumpkins and her investigation into themes of life, death, nature, and fantasy.

Detroit Industry Murals by Diego Rivera

Detroit Industry Murals is a sprawling 27-panel mural that celebrates American innovation and examines its impact on society. Rivera depicts the enormity and complexity of an automotive factory, and the integrity and nobility of those who work there.

Trane by William T. Williams

Trane is an abstract painting that exemplifies Williams’s groundbreaking approach to color, form and subject. Named after legendary saxophonist John Coltrane, the lines, shapes and vibrant colors create a visual rhythm similar to a jazz composition.

150 Portrait Tone by Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone is a mural-sized multimedia composition. It presents a sobering commentary on power and representation and was conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a Minnesota police officer in July 2016.

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The power of the arts

At Bank of America, we believe in the power of the arts to help economies thrive, educate and enrich societies, and create greater cultural understanding. That’s why we are a leader in helping the arts flourish across the globe, supporting nearly 2,000 nonprofit cultural institutions each year.

Learn more about our commitment to the arts by visiting the Bank of America Arts & Culture website.

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2021 featured museums

We’re proud to partner with some of the finest museums in the United States to explore the
masterpieces on display within their walls.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo)

Art Institute of Chicago

Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh)

Dallas Museum of Art

Denver Art Museum

Detroit Institute of Arts

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe)

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (Charlotte)

Heard Museum (Phoenix)

High Museum of Art (Atlanta)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.)

Pérez Art Museum Miami

Philadelphia Museum of Art

RISD Museum (Providence)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Seattle Art Museum, Asian Art Museum

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City)

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City)

The San Diego Museum of Art

The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York City)

Masthead Image: The Art Institute of Chicago. Michigan Avenue Entrance. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago

The power of the arts image: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Raymond Deleon / Alamy Stock Photo