Historical Events Timeline
Highlighting milestones in the history of the World Bank Group.
Hands-on augmented reality (AR) experience that allows visitors to virtually explore World Bank Group projects across six regions.
Virtual Reality Experience
An interactive experience that transports visitors into World Bank projects through state-of-the-art technology.
A series of case studies exploring World Bank Group priorities and related projects in different regions of the world.
As part of its mission, the World Bank Group welcomes all voices in fighting extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity worldwide. Art plays a relevant role in this dialogue, telling stories of personal and communal struggles, hopes, and objectives. Founded in 1997, the World Bank Art Program works at the intersection of global development, social justice, and contemporary art maintaining a robust schedule of monthly exhibitions, both international and domestic. These exhibitions highlight development issues such as child labor and human trafficking, celebrate countries economic achievements, and tackle sensitive global emergencies such as climate change and gender-based violence featuring work from the World Bank’s permanent collection, as well as works on loan from artists, private collectors, or other arts institutions.
Additionally, the Art Program manages, and protects, the permanent art collection of the World Bank Group, which encompasses over 5,900 international works of art from approximately 150 different countries.
The exhibition curated by the World Bank Art Program currently on view in the Visitors Center, Voices for Change, presents just a small sample of this powerful collection, showcasing works that illustrate the World Bank Group’s message, and engagement in its mission.
Cecilia Paredes, Both Worlds, 2009. Chromogenic print. Image courtesy of the World Bank Art Program.