Bank of America provides funding for art and cultural exhibitions highlighting a diverse group of artists and art forms. Each year we support 10 to 15 exhibitions at major museums around the world. Here are some of this year’s highlights:
Towards Disappearance by Sam Francis, from the exhibition Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
The Bruce Museum
Bank of America is sponsoring the Bruce Museum’s reopening following a multi-year transformation, including sponsoring the two opening exhibitions:
Lois Dodd: Natural Order
April 2, 2023 – May 28, 2023
For nearly eight decades, Lois Dodd (American, b. 1927) has produced a compelling body of work grounded in direct observation of her immediate surroundings. Working from her homes and studios on New York’s Lower East Side; Blairstown, New Jersey, near the Delaware Water Gap; and Midcoast Maine, Dodd continually draws inspiration from everyday life.
Then is Now: Contemporary Black Art in America
April 2, 2023 – July 9, 2023
This exhibition explores how Black artists of our time critically engage with the past and present. Over generations, these artists observe how individual and collective histories inform a present understanding of identity, memory and heritage.
Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing
LACMA — Los Angeles County Museum of Art
April 9 – July 16, 2023
In the work of American artist Sam Francis, Western and Eastern aesthetics engage in a profound intercultural dialogue. With over 60 works from LACMA’s collection and key lenders, this is the first exhibition to explore the artist’s work in relation to “ma” and other aspects of Japanese aesthetics.
Unsettled Things: Art from an African American South
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina
April 21, 2023 – July 2, 2023
Including 44 works by 28 artists — largely drawn from the Ackland’s permanent collection — Unsettled Things explores works by makers from the southern United States, long overlooked and now considered major artists, including Thornton Dial, Lonnie B. Holley, Nellie Mae Rowe and Mose Tolliver, through three themes: Life, Spirit and Matter.
The exhibition will subsequently travel to the International African American Museum, Charleston, South Carolina.
Lavinia Fontana: Trailblazer, Rule Breaker
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
May 6 – August 27, 2023
A ground-breaking artist of her time, late-16th-century Bolognese artist Lavinia Fontana is widely considered to be the first woman to achieve professional success beyond the confines of a court or a convent. Fontana was the first woman to manage her own workshop and the first woman to paint public altarpieces and female nudes.
Ed Ruscha/Now Then
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
September 10, 2023 – January 13, 2024
Spanning 65 years of Ed Ruscha’s remarkable career and mirroring his own cross-disciplinary approach, the exhibition will feature over 250 works, produced from 1958 to the present, in various mediums — including painting, drawing, prints, film, photography, artist’s books, and installation. Alongside the artist’s most acclaimed works, the exhibition will highlight lesser-known aspects of his practice, offering new perspectives on one of the most influential figures in postwar American art.