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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.

Della Robbia Press Preview

Giovanni Della Robbia, Resurrection of Christ, c. 1520-25, glazed terracotta, Brooklyn Museum, Gift of A. Augustus Healy

Ms. Michelle Dimarob, Altria Client Services LLC; Director Earl A. Powell, III, National Gallery of Art; Ms. Alessia Antinori, Vice President, Marchesi Antinori S.p.A., at the Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence Press Preview.

Featured Exhibition

Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence

February 5–June 4, 2017

West Building, West Garden Court, Lobby B, Galleries 10, 11, and 12.

This exhibition is made possible by Altria Group on behalf of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, and by Marchesi Antinori S.p.A.

“Those who come to see Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence will be impressed by the dramatic use of bright colors and the sheer size of some of these Renaissance masterpieces,” said Ted Baseler, President and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. “We are very pleased to support this incredible exhibition in the nation’s capital.”

“Supporting and celebrating the arts has always been important to our family, and we’re honored that the Della Robbia exhibition and the newly renovated Resurrection of Christ lunetta featuring one of our ancestors and the family coat of arms will be showcased in the renowned National Gallery of Art,” said Alessia Antinori, the 26th Generation of the Tuscan winemaking family.

Luca della Robbia (1399/1400-1482), a master sculptor in marble and bronze, invented a glazing technique for terracotta sculpture that positioned him as one of the most innovative artists of the 15th century. Today, the sculptures created by Luca and his family workshop retain their brilliant opaque whites, deep cerulean blues, and botanical greens, purples and yellows over modeling that makes them powerful and engaging examples of Italian Renaissance art.  Resistant to weather and easily readable at a distance, Della Robbia works were widely collected in the late 19th and early 20th century by Americans traveling to Italy who sought to bring something of the Renaissance home.

Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence will present some 40 works by Luca, his nephew Andrea (1435-1525), Andrea’s sons, and the competing Buglioni workshop. The sculptures come chiefly from American collections but also include major international loans, among them Luca's masterpiece of sculpture in the round, The Visitation, on view outside of Italy for the first time. Various sculptural types—Madonna and Child reliefs,  portraits, architectural decorations, household statuettes and active full-scale figures—will show the range and emotional appeal of Della Robbia glazed ceramics. Technical analysis and conservation conducted at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art will provide new insight into how these groundbreaking works were made.

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  

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