Farnsworth receives Bank of America grant

In support of school program
Jan 16, 2014
Bank of America's Shawn Doll, left, makes a grant check presentation to Farnsworth Art Museum Director Christopher J. Brownawell.

Rockland — The Farnsworth Art Museum has received a $7,500 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the museum’s school busing program for underserved Maine schools. This is the sixth consecutive year the museum has received this support.

The busing program grant enables schools and schoolchildren most in need of important arts education to come to the Farnsworth, where they discover that learning can be fun, exciting and profound, said Farnsworth Director of Education Roger A. Dell. At the museum, arts education staff, highly trained docents and professional artists are on hand to deliver object-based arts instruction, tours and hands-on gallery activities to young visitors.

The museum also is participating in Bank of America’s Museums on Us program in 2014. On the first full weekend of every month, admission to the Farnsworth is free to all Bank of America cardholders upon presentation of their card. The museum has been part of this program since 2006, admitting more than 6,000 cardholders free of charge.

The Farnsworth has been a vital downtown institution since 1948, due in part to its long history of serving K-12 schools throughout the state. With this grant, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation joins the Farnsworth Art Museum in playing leading roles in advancing economic and cultural vibrancy in the Rockland community.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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