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

Norman Lewis Untitled Subway Station 1945

Norman 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.

3 Years

2.4 Million People Reached

➡️ This way to new art experiences @MFAStPete

Our friends at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete announce “In Dialogue: Unexpected Visual Conversations—now on view. The show features twelve (mainly) modern or contemporary pieces juxtaposed with artwork from the MFA Collection to inspire contemplation and conversation about societal changes, political movements, how artistic styles evolve, and ways of approaching self-expression.

💬 From the MFA St. Pete: "This exhibit is made possible through the #ArtBridges Collection Loan Partnership. Established in 2017, the Art Bridges Foundation is dedicated to expanding access to American art across the U.S. Art Bridges works with museums of all sizes to provide financial and strategic support to get art out of storage and into communities. The foundation supports arts projects that educate, inspire, and deepen engagement with local audiences. We are thrilled to have eleven pieces on loan from @joslynartmuseum in Omaha, Nebraska, and one from our neighbors, the @jamesmuseum!"

Plan your visit today to St. Petersburg today to see this exciting exhibition, on view through June 25, 2023. #AtTheMFA

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Meet the Interns Week draws to a close today. Last but not least we have. . .🥁

Julia Shands! Julia joined our team as the marketing and communications intern. As an advocate and appreciator of the arts, she believes that art can bridge gaps and encourage people to see different perspectives. Julia is a rising senior at Ouachita Baptist University, majoring in communications.

She has had the opportunity to assist the communications team with their owned, paid and earned media channels to increase awareness of Art Bridges and its mission.

In her free time, you can find Julia going for a walk, online shopping or grabbing a cup of coffee.

We were lucky to have you this summer, Julia!

Art credit: Robert Gober, Untitled, 1993-1994, beeswax, wood, glassine, and felt-tip marker pen ink, 9 1/2 x 47 3/4 x 40 in (24.1 x 121.3 x 101.6 cm), butter: 9 1/2 x 36 1/2 x 9 3/4 in (24.1 x 92.7 x 24.8 cm). Art Bridges. Photography by Edward C. Robison III.

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We’ve had the pleasure of working with Kaelin Keller, Learning and Engagement intern, this summer. An artist herself, she loves the way that art connects people and gives them a way to express themselves. She is currently pursuing her master’s in arts administration at Columbia University.📚

Over the past 10 weeks, Kaelin has helped build out a number of online resources, including Partner Stories that highlight the innovative programs designed by our partners.

Outside of the office, you can find her painting portraits (ask her to see her work!).

Thank you for all you’ve done for Art Bridges, Kaelin!

Photo credit: Dallas Museum of Art

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🥁Introducing Natalie Fisken, our awards and cohorts intern!🥁

Natalie was infatuated by the art world after taking AP art history in high school. That one class moved her to continue her art education in college. Natalie is currently a rising senior at Tulane University, double majoring in finance and art history. She hopes to use these degrees to pursue a career in auction houses post grad.

During her time at Art Bridges, Natalie has been a tremendous asset, learning the ins and outs of our Grant Management System.

A true flower child, you can find Natalie spending time outdoors when she’s not in the office.

Thank you for choosing to spend your summer with us, Natalie!

Photo credit: Emmanuel Muñoz

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👋 We are pleased to introduce you to Amanda Acosta, our curatorial intern.

Amanda was inspired by visual art after taking a course in 21st century art. This is where she learned of queer artists and women artists who were forging a new path in the industry. Amanda recently earned her master’s in library and information sciences from the University of Maryland.

Amanda has assisted the curatorial team by researching objects to add to our growing lending collection.

In her free time, you can find Amanda propagating plants or venturing out onto a hiking trail.

We will miss you, Amanda!

Martin Wong video clip courtesy @pbs

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Meet the Interns Week continues today! We’re pleased to introduce you to Sundia Nwadiozor, the Art Bridges Fellows Program intern.🤩

As someone who wasn’t exposed to art until college, she is passionate about expanding access to and reaching new audiences through art. Sundia is a recent graduate of Rutgers University, where she double majored in art history and communications. Her research focuses on contemporary art and black portraiture.

This summer, she has contributed to the Art Bridges Fellows Program by facilitating events, such as guest speakers and educational activities, and developing a digital marketing strategy for the program.

Outside of the office, you can find her taking pictures with her film camera or writing poetry.

We’ve loved having you, Sundia!

Image: Barkley Hendricks courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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Art Bridges' support has enabled us to experiment with using touchscreen technology to deliver information and engage visitors in the gallery.

Adam Thomas, Curator of American Art

Palmer Museum of Art

Art Bridges wants you to become our next great partner.