BAM Annual Appeal

I’m so excited to share an unprecedented exhibition with you, opening at BAM on November 9th.  Presenting this exhibition is something I could only dream of when I was in graduate school focusing on this area of study and time period in art history.  I hope you will be awed by phenomenal artworks by Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, and Frederick Carl Frieseke, all of whom are considered giants in art history.

The development of this exhibition is in direct response to visitor requests.  For years, visitors like you have asked us for an exhibition of Impressionist paintings.  We jumped at the opportunity to host these masterworks for an entire yearI’d like to ask you to help us make the most of this extraordinary opportunity by providing additional support to make possible a series of engaging programs and events to accompany these paintings.

BAM’s curatorial staff has worked diligently to add special touches to the galleries to set the tone for the time period in which the works were created.  Your donation to our annual fund will help support this yearlong project, giving people the chance to interact with the Museum in new ways and have diverse conversations inspired by the artworks.  The exhibition also coincides with the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, which presents a wonderful opportunity to discuss women’s changing roles in society since the Gilded Age, and the ways that time period still influences us today.  I hope that you will step into the Museum and feel transported and inspired, and that you will enjoy interdisciplinary encounters in the exhibition.

Thank you again for your enthusiasm, participation, and support.  It is your shared passion for the visual arts in our community that continues to take us forward.

With gratitude,

Melanie Fales
Executive Director/CEO

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