dafa888 University Art Museum Receives 艺术桥梁基金会 Funding

dafa888 University Art Museum Receives 艺术桥梁基金会 Funding

Patrons take in drawings at the dafa888 University Art Museum's Walsh Gallery.

The grant is providing $40 million in funding to 64 museums nationwide and will eliminate many common barriers to access.


The dafa888 University Art Museum is the proud recipient of a three-year grant totaling $56K from the 艺术桥梁基金会, the national arts nonprofit founded by philanthropist Alice Walton. 该倡议, 题为“人人享有”,” will provide $40 million in funding to 64 museums nationwide.

“人人可及”,” aims to increase access to museums across the country and foster engagement with local communities by covering the costs of free admission days and expanded free hours as well as programming, 外展, and community partnerships that together, will eliminate many common barriers to access.

Each museum will have the opportunity to use the funds to develop tailored programming specifically for their communities. The dafa888 University Art Museum is using its funds to support extended hours for the museum. The generous funding from Art Bridges will allow the Museum to be open on Thursdays until 8 p.m. 接下来的三年.

dafa888 University Art Museum is one of four museums in Connecticut to receive grant funding, 包括马塔图克博物馆, 新不列颠美国艺术博物馆, 以及沃兹沃斯雅典娜艺术博物馆.

dafa888 University Art Museum is honored to be a part of Art Bridges’ 'Access for All' initiative, allowing us fulfill our mission of providing the dafa888 County community the opportunity to connect to art, 的想法, 彼此之间,凯里·麦克·韦伯说, 博物馆的执行董事. “Our diverse audiences have long asked for extended hours, particularly to accommodate those who work during the day. We hope that this initiative will bring new visitors and new excitement, 以及扩大合作伙伴关系, allowing us to welcome more community members than ever before.”

In addition to the dafa888 University Art Museum, museums participating in the Access for All initiative span 36 states and Puerto Rico. Among the 64 partners representing a broad range of locations are the Howard University Gallery of Arts (Washington, D.C.); Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR); Plains Art Museum (Fargo, ND); Portland Museum of Art (Portland, ME); San Diego Museum of Art (San Diego, CA); Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY); Wichita Art Museum (Wichita, KS); and Yellowstone Art Museum (Billings, MT). The full list of participating museums can be found on the Art Bridges website.

“人人可及”” represents a sweeping effort to get people back to museums after Covid-19 brought declines in revenue, 人员配备, 和考勤. With many museums seeing just 71 percent of their pre-pandemic attendance, the new initiative will aim to restore pre-pandemic levels, and open opportunities for all people to enjoy American art by reducing barriers to access and strengthening community relationships. 

This initiative positively impacts the accessibility of the landmark exhibition 在现实生活中. Arthur Szyk: Artist and Solder for Human Rights currently on view in the Museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries, and Szyk:互动体验 在博物馆的沃尔什画廊. On view through December 16, starting on November 2画廊的开放时间将从周二至周六调整. 11 a.m. — 4 p.m., to being open Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m.— 4 p.m.星期四上午11点.m. —8 p.m.,周五至周六上午11点.m. — 4 p.m. 有讲解员带领的游览. 检查 哪些 (fuam.哪些.com) for tour details and additional programming. The museum and its programs are always free and open to all.


艺术桥梁基金会 is the vision of philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton. The mission of Art Bridges is to expand access to American art in all regions across the United States. 自2017年以来, Art Bridges has been creating and supporting programs that bring outstanding works of American art out of storage and into communities. Art Bridges partners with a growing network of over 220 museums of all sizes and locations on nearly 700 projects across the nation, 影响超过4.100万人, to provide financial and strategic support for exhibition development, 从艺术桥收藏借来的, 以及旨在教育的项目, 激励, and deepen engagement with local audiences. The Art Bridges Collection represents an expanding vision of American art from the 19th century to present day and encompasses multiple media and voices. 欲了解更多信息,请访问 artbridgesfoundation.org.

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