Global Caretaking

Art and Antiques Magazine

Arts patronage takes many forms. In the Renaissance, princes and popes commissioned such artists as Michelangelo and Raphael to build and decorate entire palaces. Today most collectors content themselves with supporting artists by collecting single works that enter their homes and collections. Patronage on a grander scale usually means writing a check or attending a fundraising event to help sponsor bigger projects like museum acquisitions or building projects. The Friends of Heritage Preservation (FoHP), a small group based in Los Angeles, has devised a new and effective approach to art patronage that not only helps fund projects in their own city but also takes them around the world.

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Rice builds bridges with local museum community

Rice University Newsletter

Providing a dynamic union of art and education is the goal of Rice University newest partnership with the museum community of Houston. Rice University-Museum Collaborative Partnership representatives celebrated their union and joint ventures at a luncheon March 15 at Cohen House. Partnership representatives include the President’s Office; the School of Humanities, including the departments of Visual Arts and Art History and the Rice Art Gallery; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Menil Collection; and the Glassell School of Art.

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Hope Restored

Los Angeles Times

It is a sunny Saturday afternoon in San Miguel de Allende as a group of Los Angeles philanthropists boards a chartered bus with a flashy paint job. As the bus heads north on the Dolores Hidalgo Highway and turns west onto a dirt road leading to the tiny village of Atotonilco, the passengers chat about their children, the stock market, last night’s margaritas and the best places to buy Mexican Jewelry. But when they disembark, stroll down a path lined with stalls of Catholic goods approach the village’s claim to fame, an 18th century church in a walled complex, they snap to attention.

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Magical Medici Tour

Distinction Magazine

The more you give, the more you get back. We all know it in our hearts, but it is one of those truths that seems counterintuitive. If I give more, will not there be less for me? As I discovered when I joined a group called Friends of Heritage Preservation, there are all sorts of rewards for philanthropic largesse. Founded by my pal Suzanne Booth, an arts powerhouse whose resume would make anyone feel inadequate, the FofHP gives grants to restore or conserve works of art all over the world. in return we enjoy the warm glow of knowing we have done our bit for posterity.

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