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Give Us This Day Marsden Hartley

Marsden Hartley, Give Us This Day, 1938

I Refuse to Be Invisible Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, I Refuse to Be Invisible, 2010

Native Son (Circus)

Terry Adkins, Native Son (Circus), 2015

We provide financial and strategic support to get art out of storage and into communities.

Norman Wilfred Lewis Untitled Subway Station 1945

Norman Wilfred Lewis, Untitled (Subway Station), 1945

Twilight in the Adirondacks Sanford Robinson Gifford

Sanford Robinson Gifford, Twilight in the Adirondacks, 1862

Art Bridges funds the borrowing and lending of artworks and exhibitions.

We believe this is the best way to share high quality American art with people across the country.

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Repost from our colleagues over at @csun_art_galleries We are excited to share the news of Local Access, a new partnership via #ArtBridges and @lacma that will bring works from LACMA's collection to @moahlancaster, @riversideartmuseum, @vpam_arts, and @csun_art_galleries.

Local Access's inaugural exhibition, "Golden Hour: California Photography from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art," features works by more than 70 artists and three photography collectives, offering an aesthetic approach to understanding the complexities and histories of California. These images from LACMA's collection have come to define the myths, iconographies, and realities of this unique state. With works ranging from the early 1900s to present day, "Golden Hour" is neither a didactic history of the state nor an inclusive tale of photographic history, but rather artists' impressions of the state of being in, and being influenced by, California.

📸:Shinsaku Izumi, "Tunnel of Night" gelatin silver print, 1931, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Read more on the LACMA blog:
https://unframed.lacma.org/2021/01/14/lacma-announces-new-partnership-four-southern-california-institutions
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🔦 Bridge Ahead Initiative Spotlight 🔦

As the United States’ oldest continuously-operating public art museum, @TheWadsworth has long believed in inspiring experiences with its collection, which its newly launched virtual tours make possible.

As part of its partnership with Art Bridges, the Wadsworth sought to redesign its website to facilitate better navigation and accessibility of its online programs. As part of this digital suite, its virtual tours allow guests to self-navigate through five permanent collection spaces, including its beloved Morgan Great Hall.

The Hall’s tour captures the experience of visiting its three-story high gallery, which includes its soaring walls and up-close, 360 degree views of some of the Wadsworth’s most famed works.

Enjoyed by both local and a global audiences, the tour has performed strongly on the Museum’s social platforms and is critical in keeping the public connected to its collection.

From the curious child to the seasoned researcher, the tours not only seek to activate the galleries, but give the opportunity for everyone to participate in the life of the museum wherever they call home. #ArtBridges
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✨ Exciting news from our partners at the Art Museum of WVU ✨

#Repost @artmuseumofwvu → "Walker Evans American Photographs" opens Jan. 22 and runs through April 25.

“It is an extraordinary opportunity to bring an exhibition about Walker Evans to West Virginia, where he made iconic photographs of people and places in and around Morgantown and Scotts Run,” said Director Todd J. Tubutis. “It is also the first exhibition dedicated to photography at the Art Museum since it opened in 2015.”

Learn more about the exhibition and book your visit at artmuseum.wvu.edu, and discover more traveling exhibitions like this one from the
#ArtBridges Exhibition Marketplace.

CC: @themuseumofmodernart

Pictured: #WalkerEvans (1903–1975)
“Parked Car, Small Town Main Street,” 1932
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1969 by Charles Rodemeyer
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of the artist, 1975
© 2021 Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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@ARTnews Reports @LACMA Reveals Partnership with Four Southern California Art Institutions

"The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced 'Local Access,' a new partnership that will bring selections from its collection to four other local art institutions: the Lancaster Museum of Art and History; the Riverside Art Museum; the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College; and California State University, Northridge, Art Galleries. Supported by a $2 million grant from the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative, the 'Local Access' program will continue through 2024."

See our Stories for more information on this exciting initiative. #ArtBridges
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“Within powwow culture you feel a sense of collectivity and community, but you also get to be an individual, and you get to see other people expressing themselves as individuals. It’s a really unique social space.”—Artist #JeffreyGibson, speaking with @bombmag in 2019.

As a New York-based Mississippi Band of Choctaw and Cherokee artist, Gibson merges aspects of Native American visual culture with allusions to contemporary geometric abstraction.

The title of the 2016 work pictured here, “Migration,” recalls historically nomadic cultures of Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains, as well as the forced dispossession of many Native nations by the federal government across the country during the 19th and 20th centuries.

As a Native American and a gay man, the artist found acceptance at powwows and in queer club culture. “Migration” seems to vibrate with the energy and color of these environments, asserting that movement, so often a mechanism of division, can also inspire connection that fosters understanding. #ArtBridges
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#Repost from our friends at the @HudsonRiverMuseum Come experience the second in our series of family programs exploring artworks on view through the five senses! Join us Saturday, January 16 at 1:30pm for Virtual Travel Through the Five Senses: Sound.

In this program, we will explore a selection of the more than 300 individual works in @Cynthia_Daignault’s Light Atlas by using our sense of sound. The installation is now on view in our exhibition Landscape Art & Virtual Travel.

Then we’ll experiment with making a collective sound recording in response to visual art! Free; registration required at hrm.org/calendar

Sponsored by #ArtBridges
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