Henry Luce Foundation invests in American art
July 08, 2013
Before Independence Day, numerous foundations and nonprofit organizations tweaked their campaign and donation strategies to benefit America-centric interests. This was recently the case when one foundation chose to invest further in making sure people across the United States are able to see domestic art exhibits.
The Henry Luce Foundation recently sponsored the American Folk Art Museum with a $1.6 million grant. The money will be put toward enabling a nationwide traveling exhibit which will include drawings, paintings, quilts, carvings and other artwork.
"For 75 years, the Henry Luce Foundation has fostered scholarship, innovation, and leadership—also attributes of the American Folk Art Museum," noted Luce Foundation President Dr. Michael Gilligan. "We are proud to sponsor a national tour of their exemplary collection that represents distinctive American creativity."
The traveling exhibit will be making its way to various cities over the next three years, with it's first stop in New York City in August.
The Henry Luce Foundation not only gives to art communities, but has focuses in the academic, religious and political realms as well. The American Art Program allows the nonprofit foundation to make donations to projects that benefit all types of art and from numerous periods. This program has donated more than $145 million to various initiatives.
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