Donating Artwork to the Collections

Harry Fonseca
Harry Fonseca, Coyote Woman, 1979. Serigraph. Gift of Gloria and Selig Kaplan.

Gifts of artwork from artists, collectors, museum members, and the UC Davis community have been foundational in building the permanent collections.  The museum seeks to enhance its collections by acquiring works in a number of ways, including selected donations.

Before an item is acquired, it undergoes a review process to determine how the artwork fits within the museum mission and existing collections, as well as consideration of the long-term commitment required to care for pieces.

If you are interested in donating to the collections, please contact Veronica Passalacqua, Curator, to tell us about your artwork. Donations are tax-deductible and we provide the information necessary for that process, including a deed of gift and receipt letter.

The Gorman Museum of Native American Art cannot appraise or assign a monetary value to private collections or donated artwork. Those looking for appraisal services may wish to contact the American Society of Appraisers or the Appraisers Association of America.