Corporate Giving

Corporate Sponsorship offers corporations extraordinary global visibility for their support of special exhibitions and important cultural programs. The Gallery tailors sponsorship benefits to meet the business objectives of each corporation.

Exhibition Sponsorship
The National Gallery of Art presents special exhibitions spanning the world and the history of art. The Gallery is known for its dedication to quality, its expertise in organizing exhibitions and other programs, its access to an international cultural network, and its visibility around the world. Corporations benefit from sponsorship in many ways.


Fund for the International Exchange of Art (FIEA)

The National Gallery of Art is in its own right a kind of diplomat: a cultural attaché who brings to America the art of foreign lands and sends abroad the best and most characteristic of our native artistic production. As the inaugurating institution of many international exhibitions, the National Gallery negotiates with foreign governments, arranges insurance, and oversees transportation, conservation, and installations. By participating in this fund, corporations further the Gallery’s mission as America’s cultural ambassador to the world.


Education Programs

Corporate sponsors have helped make the National Gallery both museum and classroom, from preschool programs to postgraduate fellowships.


Léon Bakst, Costume design for Vaslav Nijinsky as the Faun from The Afternoon of a Faun, 1912, graphite, tempera and gold paint on laid charcoal paper, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund

Featured Exhibition

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music
May 12 – September 2, 2013

Sponsors: The exhibition is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibition is made possible by generous grants from ExxonMobil and Rosneft. Adrienne Arsht also provided leadership support. Additional funding is kindly given by Sally Engelhard Pingree and The Charles Engelhard Foundation, Jacqueline B. Mars, Leonard and Elaine Silverstein, and The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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Sponsor History

Corporate sponsorship has played an important role at the National Gallery of Art for more than seventy years. The success of the Gallery’s exhibition program has been in large part the result of the generosity of the corporate world.

The National Gallery of Art proudly acknowledges these corporations which, among others, have sponsored special exhibitions in recent years.

Access Industries
American Express
Bank of America
The Boeing Company
Booz Allen Hamilton
Central Bank of Hungary
Chevy Chase Bank
DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Deutsche Bank AG
Eastman Kodak Company
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Ford Motor Company
General Dynamics
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Lufthansa Airlines
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
Nikkei Inc.
Nippon Television Network
The Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
Porsche Cars North America
Shell Oil Company
Target Corporation
Time Warner Inc.
United Technologies Corporation
Verizon Communications

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music exhibtion, May 12 – October 6, 2013, East Building Mezzanine

Contact Us

Corporate Relations Office
National Gallery of Art
6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 842-6828
Fax: (202) 842-6928

Mailing Address:
Development Office
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Landover, MD 20785