Bank reinforces Houston’s cultural foundation
October 22, 2015
It was a groundbreaking day for BBVA Compass and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
“Over the past several years, there’s been no question about who our most important corporate partner is,” Tinterow said. “BBVA Compass has been absolutely extraordinary. From singular exhibitions like ‘Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado,’ to museum programs that reach deep within the public school community, they have redefined the role of responsible corporate citizen – rare indeed in this economic climate.”
The bank's donation adds to its long list of activities in support of its goal of bringing arts to its communities. Among the most prominent, it sponsored an exhibit from Madrid's famed Prado at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2012-2013 — the first time a collection of its size was ever shown outside of Spain. For all of its efforts, the bank was named as one of the top 10 most arts-friendly businesses in the U.S. in 2014.