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Corporate Sponsorship offers corporations 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. Read more.

A Midnight Race on the Mississippi (detail)

Frances Flora Palmer, A Midnight Race on the Mississippi (detail), 1860, color lithograph with hand-coloring on wove paper, National Gallery of Art, Donald and Nancy de Laski Fund, 2012.16.1.

Featured Exhibition
Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art
April 3 – July 24, 2016
West Building, Ground Floor, Outer Tier Galleries

The exhibition is made possible by Altria Group in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art.

"For more than 50 years, Altria and its companies have supported visual and performing arts. Our partnership with the National Gallery of Art to share Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art is an important way that we're bringing world-class cultural experiences to our communities," said Bruce Gates, Senior Vice President of External Affairs for Altria Client Services.

Organized chronologically and thematically through nine galleries,Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art reveals the breadth and excellence of the Gallery's collection while showcasing some of the standouts: exquisite, rare impressions of James McNeill Whistler's Nocturne (1879/1880), captivating prints by Mary Cassatt, a singularly stunning impression of John Marin's Woolworth Building, No. 1 (1913), and Robert Rauschenberg's pioneering Booster (1967).

Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art features works intended to provoke action, such as Paul Revere's call for moral outrage in The Bloody Massacre (1770) and Jenny Holzer's appeal to RAISE BOYS AND GIRLS THE SAME WAY (1977). Others lean more strongly toward visual concerns, such as Stuart Davis's striking black-and-white lithograph, Barber Shop Chord (1931), and Richard Diebenkorn's resplendent Green (1986). This duality between prints designed to exhort or teach and ones more weighted to artistic matters is an undercurrent of both the exhibition and the history of American prints.

The international tour of Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art is supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Additional support is provided by The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art.

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

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. Read more

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:

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