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.

Arshile Gorky: Child’s Companions

The Yellowstone Art Museum (Billings, MT) created an interactive experience around Arshile Gorky’s Child’s Companions, on display in conversation with the museum’s permanent collection from September… Read more »

Philip Guston: Cigar

The Missoula Art Museum (Missoula, MT) is exploring the depth and breadth of Philip Guston’s incredible work, Cigar, in three phases. Cigar captures the innovation of… Read more »

Norman Lewis: Untitled (Subway Station)

The Old Jail Art Center (Albany, TX) featured Art Bridges’ Norman Lewis painting, Untitled (Subway Station), as part of their exhibition, Two Worlds: The Reality… Read more »

Reading Public Museum: Across the Atlantic

Art Bridges is excited to support the touring exhibition, Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens. The exhibition is organized by the Reading Public… 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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