Bank of America Museum Grants

Prometheus by Orozco

Prometheus by José Clemente Orozco

Every year the Bank of America, as a part of their Art Conservation Project, provides grants to museums so that they can restore antique works of art that would otherwise enter a state of deterioration. This year grants were awarded to museums in Japan, Turkey, Brazil, Qatar, Mexico, the UK and the United States. Art works set to receive restoration include the Édouard Manet Impressionist masterpiece Woman in Evening Dress, modern American Indian sculptures, Enclosed Field with Ploughman by Vincent van Gogh and Mexican revolutionary murals by José Clemente Orozco.

Orozco was a part of the Mexican Muralist movement headed by Diego Rivera, and this year’s grant goes in part to helping restore the political and countercultural work of both Orozco and many of his contemporaries. Orozco specifically was credited with helping to bring the Mexican Muralist revolutionary movement to the United States, working in New York City through the late 1920s and 1930s, in addition to painting the first Mexican Muralist work to be produced outside of Mexico.

You can read more about each of the grant winners at the Bank of America site here.

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