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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Foundation and philanthropic support for museums from around the Web.



Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Provides $75,000 to International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro officials approves a $75,000 to be awarded to International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The funding will help the museum update and finish its audits...more

Fairfield Museum and History Center Gets $20,000 Grant for Expansion of Educational Program
Foundation: Fairfield County Community Foundation

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro officials approves a $75,000 to be awarded to International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The funding will help the museum update and finish its audits...more

Oceanside Charitable Foundation Provides $52,600 Grants to Cultural Arts Programs
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

The Oceanside Charitable Foundation granted a total of $52,600 to five community cultural arts programs. The foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, rendered grant checks at the...more

House of Flags Museum Obtains Grants from Polk County Community Foundation
Foundation: Polk County Community Foundation

The Polk County Community Foundation awarded Columbus-situated House of Flags Museum grants for the acquisition and installation of a handicap lift providing access to the second floor of the...more

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Gets Competitive Grant
Foundation: Fairfield County Community Foundation

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, a National Historic Landmark since the 1970s, will be expanding its successful Education Program. In support of the program, the Fairfield County Community...more

South Dakota State Railroad Museum Receives $5,000 Grant for Program Expansion
Foundation: South Dakota Community Foundation

South Dakota State Railroad Museum, a museum and research library in Hill City that is committed entirely to the study and preservation of the unique railroad history in the state, obtains a $5,000...more

Moffat Family Fund Supports Six Area Nonprofits

The Moffat Family Fund supports six nonprofit organizations with a total distribution of $37,669 in grants. The grants were awarded at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery (MJMAG) ceremony. The...more

Charitable Giving Recovers Slowly in 2012, Report Says

According to the 2012 Giving USA report from the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University, philanthropic giving has steadily risen up to 3.5% in the past year. In 2012, philanthropic efforts...more

FBI Discovers New Information on 23-Year Old Boston Museum Heist Mystery

According to the 2012 Giving USA report from the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University, philanthropic giving has steadily risen up to 3.5% in the past year. In 2012, philanthropic efforts...more

MOCA Dismisses Merger Proposal with LA Modern-Art Museum

The Museum of Contemporary Art turns down an offer to merge with the larger and better-endowed Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). LACMA proposed the union earlier with pledges of...more



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