Art Bridges

Art Bridges Collection Loan Partnership convening April 2022

Art Bridges supports the creation of collection-based exhibitions of American art at museums of all sizes. We are also building our own collection, acquiring works of art to be shared with regional museums as long-term loans.

We work closely with our partners to provide various levels of financial support for the direct costs associated with exhibitions, loans and collection sharing, as well as for programming, audience engagement, and evaluation.

Our objectives are to:

  • Expand access to American art, especially in regions where there is currently less access.
  • Energize the field of American art by exhibiting and activating works of art in exciting and innovative ways.
  • Support partner institutions in deepening their connection with local audiences and their communities.
  • Inspire institutions to open their vaults and share important works.
  • Connect institutions of varying sizes and scopes in collaborative partnerships that provide opportunities for professional development.

Who We Are

Meet Our Team

We are here to help create the best possible project for your museum and community.

Meet Our Board

The Art Bridges board is a visionary group led by founder Alice Walton.

Partners overview

We partner with museums and arts organizations across all regions of the nation.

Art Bridges partners come in all sizes and locations. They all share a desire to reach new audiences and connect with existing audiences through great American art.

    Our stats

    • Our Walls: Real and Imagined program yard sign

      More than

      886 projects


    • Museum of Fine Arts MFA Boston Massachusetts

      More than

      232 partners

      helping increase access to art

    • Museum visitors in front of Exodus by Suchitra Mattai, in the "place" section of State of the Art: Constructs at the Sarasota Art Museum in Sarasota, Florida

      More than

      5.3M people

      served nationwide

    • Missoula Art Museum Missoula, Montana


      49 states

      in the USA + Puerto Rico

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