Supporting an innovative program to engage communities across the region

The MFA is sharing works from its Art of the Americas collection with four partner museums across the Northeast as part of the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative. A joint program of Art Bridges and the Terra Foundation for American Art, the initiative expands access to outstanding works of American art nationwide.

Curators and museum professionals from the MFA are collaborating with colleagues from the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Massachusetts; the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York; the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut; and Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York, to co-organize a series of American art exhibitions over several years, drawing on the combined breadth and depth of the museums’ holdings and encouraging deep engagement with local communities.

This innovative program began in 2018 with single-work loans to the MFA’s partner museums and provides for the creation of several small and larger-scale shows, culminating in exhibitions of up to 30 works of art drawn from the collections of all participating museums. The initiative also supports professional development exchange and opportunities for dynamic programming.


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This multi-year, multi-institutional exhibition partnership formed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is made possible by the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative.