An e-bulletin of the national Business Committee for the Arts, Inc. (BCA) to demonstrate the value of business-arts partnerships throughout the United States. For more information about BCA and its programs,www.bcainc.org.
Nominate the Best Company Supporting the Arts in America
If you know a company, large or small, that has made exceptional investments in the arts, nominate it for THE BCA TEN - 2008. Submit your nominations by March 31, 2008. For more information and to nominate a company, www.bcainc.org/thebcaten.nominations.html.
THE BCA TEN - 2007
To read more about the companies named to THE BCA TEN - 2007, the 2007 BCA Hall of Fame Inductee and the 2007 BCA Leadership Award, www.bcainc.org/thebcaten.book.html.
FACTS & FIGURES
More Information from BCA's 2007 National Survey
79% of businesses surveyed said that having an existing relationship with someone at an arts organization was "very important" or "somewhat important" in their decision to provide an arts organization with support. For information, www.bcainc.org/research.html.
Impact of Not-for-Profit Organizations in Greater Washington DC
According to a report by the Nonprofit Roundtable, greater Washington DC's 4,082 local and 3,532 national and international not-for-profit organizations generate 218,000 jobs and $9.6 billion in wages and taxes annually. For information, www.nonprofitroundtable.org.
Eli and Edythe Broad Donate $26 Million to MSU for New Art Museum
Michigan State University alumnus Eli Broad, and his wife, Edythe, donated $26 million - $18.5 million for construction and $7.5 for endowment and acquisitions - to MSU to create a new museum focused on modern and contemporary art post 1945. Designed by architect Zaha Hadid, the museum is expected to open in the fall of 2008 and will be named the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. For information, www.msu.edu.
Deutsche Bank Shares Work with Guggenheim
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has accepted a donation from Deutsche Bank that gives the museum 50% ownership of 60 contemporary works by five artists commissioned by the two institutions. For 10 years, the Guggenheim Foundation and Deutsche Bank have collaboratively commissioned artworks, with the Guggenheim choosing the artists and the bank financing the creation of the artwork, exhibition and catalogue For information, www.nytimes.com.
Wifredo Lam in North America at the Miami Art Museum
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL, is hosting a solo exhibition of the work of Wifredo Lam, the most celebrated Cuban artist of the 20th Century. The exhibition, on view from February 8 - May 18, is sponsored by Merrill Lynch. Darden Restaurants Foundation is sponsoring the exhibition's education programs. For information, www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Porgy & Bess at Dallas Opera
Gordon Hawkins and Indira Mahajan will sing the title roles in George Gershwin's classic, Porgy & Bess at the Dallas Opera, Dallas, TX. The opera opens on February 22 for five performances. For information, www.dallasopera.org.
SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE
"We feel that it is important to give back to the community in which we do business. When we give to the arts, we are exposed to a creative and artistic perspective that we do not experience in our traditional business lives."
-David L. McQuiddy III, President and CEO, McQuiddy Printing Company
Q: What art movement claimed to be anti-art?