This is a focus on the future, today. This is the joint effort of a society and its institutions, and a boost for an offer of culture and leisure. It is art that gauges the culture of an entire society, and encouragement of art is a sure bet.
Art means producing emotions. It is tradition and modernity. It means achieving a positive economic impact and continuing to drive one of the main components, tourism. It means bringing centuries and centuries of art to an entire society.
The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is a real gem, an emblematic artistic reference we have been supporting since 1970. With total dedication and commitment, the new cooperation agreement between BBK and the Museum guarantees the continuity of the BBK/Museum Programme The programme sets out to preserve and exhibit art work, and to expand and enrich the collections.
It will continue to produce a relevant schedule of temporary exhibitions and a programme of educational itineraries to enable all kinds of audiences to enjoy and learn from the exhibitions.
Plans have also been made to enhance the BBK Art Grants Programme, whereby we will continue to support studies and research into artists, their works and collections, and conferences in cooperation with the Friends of the Prado Museum Foundation, and also specific activities focusing on families.
And that’s not all.
The Fine Arts Museum will be making its collection available to BBK to enable it to arrange temporary exhibitions outside the museum.
This is for everyone.