The mission of the National Gallery of Art is to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.

It is a prime example of the positive role that government and philanthropy play in support for the arts. Enjoy this gallery of some of its holdings.

  

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Palm Beach County Arts Organizations Look To Broaden Cultural Reach

"We are competing with beaches and palm trees," says Sofia Vollmer Maduro, the director of programs at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Fla., after a "Shark Tank-like" event where cultural...more

Lincolnite Club Inc. Receives Grant From BBCF Community Awards
Foundation: Black Belt Community Foundation

During the most recent awards event hosted by the Black Belt Community Foundation on June 11, a total of 69 different community organizations were given financial assistance. The Lincolnite Club Inc....more

Getty Grants $1.3M To Projects That “Unlock Paper's Material Secrets”

These grants celebrate the resourcefulness of graphic arts curators who are focusing on hidden gems and neglected artists within their institutions' own walls that can resonate with today's museum...more

San Diego Foundation Awards $12.3M To 90 Nonprofits For Summer Learning Program
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

"Every child deserves a summer of learning and joy." That's the message from the president of the San Diego Unified Board of Education after the San Diego Foundation awarded $12.3 million in grants...more

Teens Can Learn And Earn Through Goodwill Summer Youth Program

It's that time of year again: time for teens and young adults in southern Ohio to apply for summer jobs. The Columbus Dispatch reports Goodwill of South Central Ohio is currently accepting...more

Church at Heart of Civil Rghts Stuggle Gets Long-Awaited Federal Support
Foundation: Central Alabama Community Foundation

After nearly three years of waiting, the endangered Montgomery Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. was selected to lead the movement for the first time, has received federal funding and has begun to...more

Innovative Thinking in Native American Arts with the School for Advanced Research

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is a non-profit organization in Santa Fe, New Mexico. SAR focuses on furthering creativity and innovative thinking in Native American arts and the social...more

What Will Cultural Philanthropy Look Like in the 21st Century?
Foundation: Knight Foundation

A new initiative called the Arts Funders Forum, supported by the Knight Foundation and run by the strategic advisory firm M+D, launched in Miami Beach with the aim of identifying the current state of...more

Augmented Reality and the Future of Cities
Foundation: Knight Foundation

Niantic Inc. shared the outcomes of the first ever symposium, "Augmenting Cities: A Playful Path to Community," hosted in partnership with the Knight Foundation to leverage the latest Augmented...more

Must Modern Philanthropy Be So Corrosive?

In a NPQ (Nonprofit Quarterly) story, it quotes Komal Shah, a trustee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, asking, "How evil is too evil when it comes to donors?" The question is in connection...more



  
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