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.


Funding for Museums

Foundation and philanthropic support for museums from around the Web.

Uc Davis Arts and Humanities Graduate Students Showcase Work in Multidisciplinary Exhibition

When Sara de Blas Hern ? ndez sat down to write her master's thesis on the Spanish-speaking peasantry of Kilvenmani, a small village in central Spain, she didn't think she'd end up in a...more

How Can Grantmakers Support Artists of Color?
Foundation: Surdna Foundation, Ford Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Wallace Foundation

The Ford Foundation has donated $116 million to support artists and arts organizations of color in the US, the New York Times reports. That's more than double the $50 million the foundation...more

China Lauds Progress on Intl Museum Day

China celebrated International Museum Day on Saturday with the opening of a new branch of the Shaanxi History Museum dedicated to the Qin (221-206 BC) and Han (206 BC-AD 220) dynasties, key periods...more

The Museum at Warm Springs Receives $20,000 in Operating Support from Oregon ...
Foundation: Oregon Community Foundation

An Oregon museum that tells the story of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs is getting a major upgrade after a $20,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation, KTVZ reports. "On behalf of...more

Spaces Still Available in Boise Police Department'S Summer Youth Program

If you've got a child between the ages of 12 and 15 who wants to get away from home for a few weeks this summer, Boise, Idaho, may have just the program for you. The city's police department is...more

An Evening Worth Its Weight in Art!

Quebec City's Mus ? 'e des beaux-arts du Qu'bec museum is getting a major boost from a single man. Michael Audain, chairman of the Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation, has pledged $10 million toward...more

The Contentious History of the Pop-Tart

Today is the 50th anniversary of the debut of Pop-Tarts, the breakfast staple that changed the way we eat breakfast and forever changed the way we think of breakfast. The New York Times takes a...more

Herb Kohl Philanthropies Gives $2 Million to Support Future Museum ...

Herb Kohl is known for his support of education, especially in Wisconsin, and a $2 million donation to the Future Museum in Milwaukee is just the latest example of his generosity, the Milwaukee...more

A Children'S World Fair May Be the Next Big Thing Coming to Philadelphia in 2026
Foundation: Pew Charitable Trusts, William Penn Foundation

The Children's World Fair was held in Philadelphia in 1876 as part of the Centennial International Exhibition to explore cultural and technological innovation. Now three of the city's most-loved...more

Nshsf Grant Applications Due April 30

The Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation is now accepting applications for its statewide grants program, which will award up to $75,000 to historical and educational organizations in the...more

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $50 million to support emergency efforts to contain the threat caused by Ebola in West Africa.

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