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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 Bank of America's 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.

The Damascus Room

The Damascus Room is a period room from 18th-century Syria, originally designed as a reception room for an affluent family to host guests. The room served as a reprieve from the bustling metropolis at the crossroads of trade and pilgrimage route in the Ottoman Empire.

Bodhisattva of Compassion Seated in Royal Ease

“Bodhisattva of Compassion Seated in Royal Ease” is a Buddhist sculpture made in 10th century China. It depicts Guanyin, a beloved bodhisattva whose name means “the one who always hears,” sitting serenely on a lotus throne.

Five Beautiful Women by Katsushika Hokusai

Five Beautiful Women by Katsushika Hokusai is a silk painting created around the year 1810. It depicts five women of different social backgrounds in an intriguing hierarchy, prompting the viewer to consider clothing and its relationship to our identities.

March 15th–April 26th, 2021

January 18th–March 1st, 2021


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