Explore how our partners are deepening their connections and engagement with their communities.

Memorial Art Gallery

As part of the pilot phase of Art Bridges' Partner Loan Network, the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester featured artwork on loan from the American Folk Art Museum in New York.

Hudson River Museum

As part of the pilot phase of Art Bridges' Partner Loan Network, the Hudson River Museum was able to reinterpret their permanent collection with loans from the Joselyn Art Museum.

Community artwork was created as part of The Artchemist Project, an interdisciplinary mix of art and chemistry.

Canton Museum of Art

In tandem with artworks on loan from Art Bridges, Canton Museum of Art's "Pop!" exhibition and "The Artchemist Project" saw the development of community artwork that was displayed in the museum.

Artist Mary L. Proctor lead the Teen Ambassadors in a found object workshop inspired by her exhibit.

Gadsden Arts Center and Museum

As part of the Art Bridges Learning and Engagement Program, Gadsden Arts Center and Museum established a Teen Art Council comprised of 18 Gadsden and Leon County students. The Teen Art Council organized programming and expanded the museum's audience.

Students participate in a sculpture activity as part of the Rethinking Monuments exhibition

Detroit Institute of Arts Cohort

As part of the Art Bridges Cohort Program, Detroit Institute of Arts assembled a traveling exhibition, "Rethinking Monuments." The exhibition also toured the Krasl Art Center, the Marshall M. Fredericks Museum of Sculpture, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Flyer for panel discussion and community art project.

Trout Gallery

Through educational programs and community outreach, The Trout Gallery promotes civic engagement around themes of race, inclusion, and representation.

Speed Painting Demonstration Tweed Museum of Art Hank Willis Thomas How To Live Through A Police Riot

Tweed Museum of Art

The Tweed Museum of Art invited local, Black community members into the museum with focused programming for the first time and provided a space for their voices to be heard.

Walker Evans American Photographs Installation Museum of Modern Art New York

Portland Museum of Art

PMA welcomed an exhibition of Walker Evans photographs first shown at MoMA in 1938 and created a venue for discussing class and race in the present.

audience listens to choral music at the Currier Art Museum

Currier Museum of Art

Measuring impact through pre and post tests at the Currier Museum of Art

Border Cantos at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Using evaluation to inform exhibition marketing and programming, and measure impact at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

College audience tours action abstraction redefined at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Engaging College Audiences and Increasing Awareness of Abstract Indigenous Artists at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

For Which It Stands panelists and moderator, from left: Dr. Tonya Matthews (President and CEO of the International African American Museum), Victoria Rae Moore (Co-founder of TINYisPOWERFUL and part of South Arts’ Emerging Leaders of Color program), Chase Quinn (arts and culture writer and panel moderator), and Germaine Jenkins (Co-Director of Intentional and Strategic Development at Fresh Future Farms).

Gibbes Museum

Building new audiences through intentional partnership at Gibbes Museum of Art

Participants at CSU Northridge What Would You Say?: Activist Graphics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

California State University, Northridge Art Galleries

Harnessing the transformative power of the visual arts to encourage midterm election participation.

Scavenger Hunt at the Munson Museum

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute strengthens its ties with local communities.

left image: Marita Dingus, Untitled Bowl, c. 2055, wire and found objects, 7 1/2” x 8” x 8” ; right image: Tactile Reproduction created by Mallory Lind inspired by Dingus’ Untitled Bowl

Boise Art Museum

Using inclusive design for their presentation of Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea, the Boise Art Museum reduced barriers to participation by expanding accessibility.

MFA St Petersburg Art Programming

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg

The Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg highlights artist and community perspectives through interdisciplinary programming.

Spoken word artist shares a completed Juneteenth-inspired square that was part of the threads we share quilting and story collection program

Allentown Art Museum

Embracing the power of storytelling and collaboration, the Allentown Art Museum launched a community quilting project to build connections and celebrate difference.

Nicholas Galanin  I Think It Goes Like This (Gold)

Missoula Art Museum

Tlingit and Unangax̂ artist Nicholas Galanin’s I Think it Goes Like This (Gold) inspires the Missoula Art Museum to elevate local Indigenous voices thorough their inaugural Art Host program.

Mural at the San Antonio Museum of Art

San Antonio Museum of Art

In a careful re-consideration of its city-wide art impact, SAMA increased access to art in Black and Latine communities.

A Face Like Mine Mattatuck Museum Waterbury Connecticut

Mattatuck Museum

Inspired by one hundred years of African American and Black art making, the Mattatuck Museum expands art access to Waterbury’s African American and Black communities.

Rit City Art Space Gonzales-Torres

RIT City Art Space

Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” (LA) inspires the RIT City Art Space to host conversations centering voices from women, queer, and BIPOC communities to challenge normative art historical narratives.

Marden Hartley Give Us This Day Installation The Fairfield University Art Museum

Fairfield University Art Museum

Marsden Hartley’s Give Us This Day inspires interdisciplinary collaboration at the Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM).

Black Refractions at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

In a bold reimagining of permanent collection galleries, works by Black and African American artists create new opportunities for cross-cultural community dialogue at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Alice Walton at NYC Convening, AFA

American Federation of the Arts Convening

Representatives from six museums came together at the American Federation of the Arts offices to explore the themes and ideas in Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Hands, vegetables, and flowers mandala

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Through a new partnership, JSMA was able to build access, inclusion, and a new audience by introducing the Latinx community to their city’s art museum.

Koons and Prince at El Paso Museum of Art

El Paso Museum of Art

A new microsite helped younger audiences connect with works of art.

Edward Steichen In Exaltation of Flowers at Dallas Museum of Art

Mennello Museum of American Art (MMMA), Orlando Museum of Art (OMA)

An unprecedented collaboration between the Mennello Museum of American Art (MMMA) and the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) was born out of a barrier.

not but nothing other at Suny Binghamton SUNY

Binghamton University Art Museum

A university and four lending partners collaborated to create and deeply engage their community in a new exhibition: not but nothing other: African-American Portrayals, 1930 to Today.

Terry Adkins  Native Son (Circus) Installation Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Memphis Tennessee

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

An installation of Terry Adkins’ Native Son (Circus) is a wonderful example of the innovative use of an Art Bridges loan to activate an existing collection.