Bank of America Supports the Lewis Museum


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Bank of America Supports the Lewis Museum

Chief sponsors of Romare Bearden: Visionary Artist and Annual Gala 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, September 12, 2018 - The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture (Lewis Museum) is excited to announce that Bank of America has donated $50,000 to the Lewis and is the presenting sponsor of the Lewis’ upcoming exhibit, Romare Bearden: Visionary Artist. Through this sponsorship Bank of America will work in partnership with the Lewis to champion an authentic approach to African American art, history and culture in Maryland.

Wanda Draper, Executive Director of the Lewis Museum, is “excited that Bank of America is recognizing the value of the Lewis Museum in the community. Through exhibits like Romare Bearden: Visionary Artist and our Annual Gala we are able to bring the very best artists, cultural programs and educational events to Maryland. The Lewis Museum is growing and we are continuously seeking partners in that growth. We thank Bank of America for their vote of confidence!”

“We believe that art and our combined history help to enrich and connect our community,” said Sabina Kelly, Greater Maryland market president for Bank of America. “The Lewis museum plays an integral part in our community and we look forward to working with them to connect our past with the present and the future.”

Romare Bearden: Visionary Artist presented by Bank of America, November 11, 2018 – March 3, 2019, features over 70 works in a variety of media that showcase Bearden as one of the most important visual artists of the 20th century. Throughout his prolific career, Bearden (1911-1988) countered racial stereotypes with images drawn from history, literature, the Bible, the African American community, and his imagination. Annual Gala 2018 guests will view the exhibition first on Saturday, November 10th. Romare Bearden: Visionary Artist opens to the public on Sunday, November 11th.

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture is the authentic source for art, history and culture from the African American perspective. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum engages visitors through its permanent and special exhibitions, resource center, as well as programs such as its film series, live music performances, and family programming. For more information visit and follow us on IG/ Twitter @lewismuseum.