There is never a shortage of good ideas at Fidelity. To help cultivate these ideas, create a stimulating work environment, and expose employees to original works of art, Edward C. Johnson III took the innovative step in 1980 of hiring an in-house curator to manage and enlarge a burgeoning art collection. For close to forty years, the collection has grown to keep in step with the expansion of Fidelity's services, locations, personnel, and customers. Today there are more than 12,000 works, in a variety of media, installed throughout work spaces ranging from hallways, conference rooms and cafeterias to private offices and walk-in investor centers. The collection is managed by the Corporate Art Group in Boston and focuses on contemporary, living artists working wherever Fidelity has a regional presence. This acquisition strategy benefits local arts communities and ensures a diverse cross section of contemporary art objects from throughout North America, and a growing number from Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom.
Join us for a rare opportunity to tour the world-class art collection at Fidelity's Merrimack campus where the Lead Curator of Fidelity's Corporate Art Collection, Patricia Dellorfano, will guide us. Meet us on the Fidelity Campus in the lobby of One Spartan Way in Merrimack. This limited-space program is for Nesmith Library card holders ages 16 and up and registration is required. Please call the library at 432-7154 to register or for more information.
Photo credit: Youngsuk Suh, Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire, digital print, 1999.