All of us at Art Bridges are thinking about our partners and the challenges you’re facing regarding the coronavirus/Covid-19. We’re continuing to monitor and local and regional health authorities, and we urge you to do the same. Above all, please stay as safe and healthy as possible.

We will continue to support you and your decisions as you adjust schedules or postpone events in light of the current situation. Art Bridges is up and running and operating as usual, and we’ll let you know if that changes. Now more than ever, access to American art can play an important and unifying role as our communities face these challenges together. In the meanwhile, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Paul Provost, CEO

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Wide-Ranging Projects

Art Bridges is proud to partner with museums of all sizes on projects that are really making an impact.

If you'd like to partner with us, we'd love to talk with you.

As an organization focused on sharing American art, our partnerships begin with Exhibition Projects. Many of them grow to include Programming & Evaluation Projects, and they sometimes involve Convening Projects. As we consider each new project proposal, here's what we're looking for.

Art Bridges seeks projects that have impact through:

  • ACCESS: Increasing access to the arts and creating meaningful impact for individuals and communities.
  • ENGAGEMENT: A strong commitment to engaging individuals and communities with the arts.
  • DISRUPTION: Challenging the status quo and taking risks.
  • CULTURAL INTEGRITY: Demonstrating integrity and ethical use of material with specific cultural origins and context.
  • STICKINESS: Achieving sustained resonance, impact, or value.

Art Bridges also looks for the following elements:

  • INNOVATIVE & EXPERIMENTAL: Attempting something you’ve never tried before, or that the field is not yet doing widely.
  • MULTI-DISCIPLINARY: Bringing music, performance, dance, theater, science, literature, and the humanities into the art museum and gallery space.
  • AUDIENCE-BUILDING: Opening up the museum to new audiences, particularly those that have not yet felt welcome or fully engaged.

Project List

Art Bridges has successfully supported a number of projects in its first few years.

Three Acts at Picker Art Gallery

Project PartnerPicker Art Gallery at Colgate University, NY Project ScopeLoans of three artworks, funding to support programs for each artwork (see below for more details)… Read more »

Bonifas Arts Center: Visions of American Life

As part of the Art Bridges-Terra Foundation Initiative, The Bonifas Arts Center (Escanaba, MI) was the first venue to host the Detroit Institute of Arts’… Read more »

Art Bridges, AFA, and Studio Museum in Harlem host convening in New York

Art Bridges, The American Federation of Arts, and the Studio Museum in Harlem hosted a landmark event in June 2018: our very first Convening. Representatives… Read more »

El Paso Museum of Art: Prince, Koons, and Gober

The El Paso Museum of Art (El Paso, TX) showed three artworks from the Art Bridges collection: Richard Prince’s Nurse Elsa, Jeff Koons’s One Ball Total… Read more »

Juniata College Museum of Art: Celebrating Huntingdon

Art Bridges partnered with Juniata College Museum of Art (Huntingdon, PA) on an exhibition designed to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the town… Read more »

Nassau County Museum of Art: New York, New York

Art Bridges partnered with the Nassau County Museum of Art (Roslyn Harbor, NY) on programming for the exhibition, New York, New York, on display from July… Read more »

David Hockney: 15 Canvas Study of the Grand Canyon

David Hockney’s 15 Canvas Study of the Grand Canyon is currently showing at the Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester, NY). Visitors of all ages are engaging with… Read more »

Image of an African American woman with an afro, from torso up, wearing black t-shirt dress with thin red stripes. She is standing in front of an arched gold background, staring forward, with her right arm bent, grasping her left elbow.

AFA and The Studio Museum in Harlem: Collection Sharing

Art Bridges proudly supports the nationwide tour of Black Refractions: Highlights From the Studio Museum in Harlem. The American Federation of Arts and The Studio… Read more »

Installation view of three painitngs by Edward Steichen, hanging on a light purple wall. There are light fixtures above the paintings, and a sign in the foreground explaining the art.

Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers

The Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX) exhibited Edward Steichen’s In Exaltation of Flowers, from September 2017 – May 2018. Created by Steichen between 1910 and… Read more »

Program Areas

Each of these projects began with an idea and a conversation. If you're ready to explore a project with Art Bridges, visit our Program Areas page to learn more about the work we do.

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