for the love of art.


Max Hollein, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

For me, corporate collections are the most interesting development in collections in our generation.

David Rockefeller, Former Chairman and CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank, 1960.

I believe that creative possibilities presented by beauty in art should inspire us to seek at least equally creative approaches towards achieving a harmonious society.

John Rushkin, English art critic of the Victorian era

Life without industry is guilt; industry without art is brutality.

Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation

The rapidly evolving global economy demands a dynamic and creative workforce. The arts and its related businesses are responsible for billions of dollars in cultural exports for this country. It is imperative that we continue to support the arts and arts education both on the national and local levels. The strength of every democracy is measured by its commitment to the arts.

Clifford V. Smith, President of the General Electric Foundation

GE hires a lot of engineers. We want young people who can do more than add up a string of numbers and write a coherent sentence. They must be able to solve problems, communicate ideas and be sensitive to the world around them. Participation in the arts is one of the best ways to develop these abilities.

Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder, Microsof

In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities….the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.

Albert Einstein, Physicist & Nobel Prize

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Maria Shriver, Award-Winning Journalist and Author

Art is fundamental, unique to each of us…Even in difficult economic times - especially in difficult economic times - the arts are essential.