Bank of America is stepping up to help save three of New Bedford's art treasures. 

The bank is paying for the restoration of three paintings done by renowned New Bedford artist Albert Bierstadt.

The paintings are property of the New Bedford Free Public Library, but officials say the library can't afford the restoration and repairs.

Painting Conservator Lance Mayer told WBSM News, the Bierstadt paintings need some attention.....

Meyer was in New Bedford on Tuesday, overseeing the packaging of the paintings, and their transportation to an art museum in New London, Connecticut, where the restoration work will be done.

TSM - Bierstadt Paintings to be restored

The process is expected to take about a year.