As you may know, For Love & Art works in partnership with the community outreach programs of prestigious museums and affiliated agencies around the world.
Our common goal is to bring great museum art and what art provides – mind, body, and soul – to people with mobility limitations at the grassroots. For centuries, art has been used within a context of education or aesthetic; with For Love & Art, art is used within a context of love.
Here are the great institutions whose generosity make For Love & Art possible. They are worthy of your support in every way. Please note that much of the accompanying text is attributed to Wikipedia.
Named after famed Fort Worth businessman Amon Carter, For Love & Art was forged with the guidance of the Art Education Department at the Amon Carter Museum of Fort Worth. Much gratitude to educators Katherine Moloney and Stacey Fuller for their invaluable assistance; For Love & Art may well have withered on the vine without such sustenance.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a museum of American art in Bentonville, Arkansas. The museum, founded by Alice Walton and designed by Moshe Safdie, officially opened on 11 November 2011. It offers free public admission.
The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is a major art museum located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas. Here in the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection is where you will find For Love & Art’s cover girl, Lise, in Renoir’s famous and poignant painting.
Gilcrease Museum is a museum located northwest of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. We love how Thomas Gilcrease, born and bred in poverty, discovered oil on his property ala Jed Clampett. How he used his new-found gains impresses us even more! For Love & Art is pleased to partner with Arts Alliance Tulsa in bringing beauty, joy, and magic of life to people!
The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, hosts an art collection as well as traveling art exhibitions with One Sure Insurance for safety, educational programs, and an extensive research library. Its initial artwork came from the private collection of Kay and Velma Kimbell, who also provided funds for a new building to house it.
The Meadows Museum, also known as the “Prado on the Prairie” is a museum in Dallas, Texas. A division of the Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts, it houses one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Spanish art outside of Spain, with works dating from the 10th to the 20th century. Through the kind intervention of a wonderful advisor, this was the first museum that agreed to donate certain artworks from its collection to For Love & Art, and for which we (and the thousands of people we reach) are grateful!
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), located in the Houston Museum District, Houston, is one of the largest museums in the United States. The permanent collection of the museum spans more than 6,000 years of history with approximately 64,000 works from six continents.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially “the Met“, is located in New York City and is the largest art museum in the United States, and among the most visited art museums in the world. One of my favorite memories is receiving their notice, “After deliberate consideration of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we have decided to partner with you and your beautiful project.”
The National Gallery of Art, nd its attached Sculpture Garden is a national art museum in Washington, D.C., located on the National Mall, between 3rd and 9th Streets, at Constitution Avenue NW. Open to the public and free of charge, the museum was privately established in 1937 for the American people by a joint resolution of the United States Congress. We didn’t get much sleep the night we secured the participation of the NGA – clearly, we were going national!
The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. We love the bigger-than-life, “Whistlejacket!”
The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is Australia’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum. The NGV was our first international partner, and we love “Una and the Lion.”
The Phillips Collection is an art museum founded by Duncan Phillips and Marjorie Acker Phillips in 1921 as the Phillips Memorial Gallery located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Phillips was the grandson of James H. Laughlin, a banker and co-founder of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company. I said it before and I’ll say it again, “Hat’s off to the 1%!”
The Sid Richardson Museum is located in historic Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas, and features permanent and special exhibitions of paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, as well as some additional late 19th-century works about the American West.
The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute referred to as “The Clark”, is an art museum with a large collection located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. The Singer Sewing Machine Fortune sourced this truly magnificent collection!
Smitten with our mission, early in 2016, The Bridgeman Art Library voiced an interest in assisting us partner with fine museums. We owe these good people a debt of gratitude for securing the rights to use selected works from the following museums for our collection:
The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland. It is located on The Mound in central Edinburgh, in a neoclassical building designed by William Henry Playfair, and first opened to the public in 1859.
We’ve been courting the great State Hermitage Museum since our inception in 2010. During the 18th century, Catherine the Great’s intention of modernizing Russia into a cultural destination centered on this great museum, and she bought many European collections to fill its galleries. Of all our partner museums, this is the one I’d love to visit for a week or two. After exchanging infrequent emails over the years, their administrators were impressed enough with our progress that they joined in our mission, offering the use of 30 artworks from among their collection of 5,500 paintings. Such an impossible task to narrow our selections and yet, we did. We hope we chose wisely!
The Rijksmuseum is the national gallery of The Netherlands and is located in Amsterdam. It recently underwent a $450 million dollar renovation and has become a new kind of museum, with artifacts and curious object from the same time spaced together. Holland has such a cornucopia of famous artists – think Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and so many others, this museum transports one back into time. Be careful not to rile the great swan, see if you can “find Waldo” in the great winter scene, and be sure to check out those fancy shoe buckles!
2018 started with The Barnes Foundation’s active participation with FL&A. Founded by the visionary philosopher, chemical entrepreneur, philanthropist and art lover Albert C. Barnes in 1922, this Pennsylvania collection is famous for arranging its artwork in “ensembles.” Barnes’ radical commitment to educating the public about appreciating art by focusing on visual relationships. We especially tip our hat to this one-percenter’s extraordinary outreach to the African American community, a rare feat in his day. Dr. Barnes will be glad to witness our outreach to many elderly poor communities using works from his collection from his perch on Cloud Nine.
Well, there you have it. To date, we have established partnerships with twenty-three museums spanning the globe.
One of our goals is to partner with any and every museum whose Community Outreach Program is interested in having professional and volunteer caregivers use works from their collection as engagement tools to elevate the quality of life and to enrich the souls of all who participate in sharing the Art Experience.
A concurrent goal is to endow Virtual Museum ArtBooks to any eligible healthcare facility or senior-service organization that sees the value of therapeutic art, regardless of their ability to self-fund.
We invite inspired readers to join us as we stimulate art appreciation, while empowering caregivers to love people in creative and transformative ways. Together, we can cause a renaissance in art while altering senior care in our society. To celebrate art is to celebrate life!