Why is it important for corporations to support the arts? PNC’s Jim Hansen discusses.
John O. Hudson III is Alabama Power Company’s Vice President, Public Relations & Charitable Giving, and the President, Alabama Power Foundation. Alabama Power Company is an overall sponsor for ArtSpeaks: 50 Years Forward, the BMA’s civil rights commemoration exhibition series, and has been a strong supporter of the BMA for over 25 years.
The BMA has a fine collection of “glass house whimsies”—also known as “end-of-the-day glass”—which were items made by glass workers on their own time, for their own use and enjoyment, or to demonstrate their skill. These include glass canes, smoking pipes, swords, gavels, and this colorful rolling pin, recently given by longtime BMA docent Anne Burnette and her sister, Juanita Kilpatrick.
Dr. Roy T. Ward from Watkinsville, Georgia, has been a friend of the Museum for over twenty years. His first donation of Japanese prints to the collection came in 1995, and, since then, he has generously donated other outstanding Japanese prints and woodblock printed books to the Museum. This past summer Dr. Ward invited Donald Wood, the Museum’s Asian Art curator, to visit and choose gifts for the Museum from his collection.