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Financial powerhouse remains committed to modern art

Published 05/05/2011 | 05:00

At the official sponsorship announcement were, from left Enrique Juncosa, director of IMMA, and Joe Duffy, country executive for Ireland, BNY Mellon
At the official sponsorship announcement were, from left Enrique Juncosa, director of IMMA, and Joe Duffy, country executive for Ireland, BNY Mellon

BANKING giant BNY Mellon will sponsor the latest exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).

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"Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Masterpieces of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection" is an exhibition comprising of 18 "iconic" paintings, supplemented with drawings, lithographs and collages by the two central figures of Mexican modernism.

The exhibition runs until June 26th.

Speaking at the launch of the exhibition, Joe Duffy, the firm's country executive for Ireland, said: "Over the last 20 years IMMA has played a vital role in fostering and promoting cultural awareness in Ireland and we are delighted to support the museum in bringing this iconic collection of paintings to Dublin.

"As a business with a growing footprint in Ireland we are keen to play an active role in encouraging cultural participation, access and education, and help maintain what remains an extremely important aspect of Irish society."

Enrique Juncosa, director of IMMA, added: "At a time when corporate patronage of the arts is threatened by the wider economic climate, it is hugely encouraging that we can continue to attract world class exhibitions to Dublin. Corporate support for the arts in Ireland is now more important than ever and our partnership with BNY Mellon highlights the crucial role Irish and international organisations can play in furthering cultural development."

BNY Mellon employs in excess of 1,800 people in Dublin, Cork, Wexford and Navan.

This is the second BNY Mellon/IMMA sponsorship following the award-winning "Picturing New York" exhibition.

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