Gifts of Art

By giving a work of art, it ensures that a cherished work will be in the best possible care and enjoyed by the public. Works of art may be donated during your lifetime or by bequest. Donating artwork, a form of tangible personal property, requires special attention. Although a work may be artistically significant, it may not be appropriate for the Museum's collection.

Contact the Museum to learn more about donating a work of art. Email your inquiry to or mail to:

Donations of Art - Development Department
Saint Louis Art Museum
One Fine Arts Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63110

Please include the following information with your inquiry:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number and/or email address
  • Title of the artwork
  • Artist’s name
  • Provenance (history of ownership)
  • Description of the size and conditions
  • Photographs of the artwork

Materials will be reviewed by the appropriate curatorial department. The Museum will be in contact if the curator is interested in learning more about the donated work of art or if the work of art is not a good fit for our collection.


Bobby Sanderson
Director, Major Gifts and Campaigns

Corporate Giving

Brigid Flynn
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

For more information, contact us.

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