OPENING THE VAULTS: Corporate art buying in North American has fallen off since the boom days of the 1970s and 1980s. But some companies are doing more to put their works out for the public to enjoy.
CORPORATE ART: There are about 1,500 corporations with art collections, according to the International Directory of Corporate Art Collections.
AN EXAMPLE: Bank of America, with more than 30,000 artworks, has one of the largest collections in North America. Instead of buying new art, it focuses on the arts programs it has created, including Art In Our Communities, which has loaned fully curated exhibitions to 60 museums worldwide since 2008.