Bellevue Arts Museum receives $500,000 donation from The Norcliffe Foundation

August 03, 2020
Photos: Emilie Smith

August 3, 2020
Contact: Emilie Smith
Phone: 425.519.0755

Bellevue, WA—Bellevue Arts Museum is pleased to announce a charitable contribution of $500,000 from The Norcliffe Foundation to update the Museum’s facilities and systems. This generous contribution will allow the Museum to upgrade outdated technology, address nearly 20 years of backlog maintenance for its iconic 2001 Steven Holl building, and allow for improved guest accommodation with new furnishings and wayfinding signage.

“We are so grateful to our friends at The Norcliffe Foundation for this extraordinary show of support,” says BAM’s Executive Director & Chief Curator Benedict Heywood. “This award will enable Bellevue Arts Museum to continue showcasing the exceptional talent of the artists that live and work in our community. With this support, we will be able to secure the equipment required to produce thought provoking and noteworthy exhibitions for years to come.”

This significant investment in the Museum’s future during an uncertain and unprecedented time in the arts industry and beyond is profoundly felt by the Museum and its community. Now, more than ever, it’s critical to reinforce the sustainability and longevity of arts organizations and this major gift from The Norcliffe Foundation will ensure that BAM can continue to serve its community well into the future.

About Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue Arts Museum provides a public forum for the community to contemplate, appreciate, and discuss visual culture. We work with audiences, artists, makers, and designers to understand our shared experience of the world.