The New Mexico Museum of Art has been hosting exhibitions and engaging the community with special events since 1917. There are many ways to support the museum's continued efforts to bring innovative art and educational programs to New Mexico through cash donations and planned giving.
To make a gift please visit www.museumfoundation.org or contact Lindsay Jaeger at 505-982-6366, x120.
The Centennial Campaign is the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's fundraising effort to transform the former State Archives building into Vladem Contemporary. Give here or contact Lindsay Jaeger at 505-982-6366, x120 to support this incredible opportunity for the New Mexico Museum of Art to have a second building in the Santa Fe Railyard dedicated to contemporary art.
Our art collection has continued to evolve over the years through the generous support of our community, many of whom donate works of art to the Museum. If you are interested in offering a work of art to be included in our collection, the first step would be to contact the appropriate curator to see if the work might fit with our collecting ambitions. Our collection has been enhanced through many generous gifts, both individual works as well as discreet collections.
Some notable donations to the New Mexico Museum of Art include:
American feminist, minimalist and political works of art given by the influential art critic Lucy R. Lippard
Art with an emphasis on contemporary ceramics made, collected and donated by the late artist Rick Dillingham
An endowed collection of photographs, mostly made by women, collected by Jane Reese Williams
A large collection of photographs from the estate of the pioneering color photorapher Eliot Porter
The largest collection of works on paper, oil paintings, furniture and marionettes made by the beloved Santa Fe artist Gustave Baumann
A comprehensive survey of painting by Donald Beauregard
Art made in New Mexico 1933-1943 during the Great Depression, funded by federal government programs such as the Works Progess Administration and Public Works of Art Project
A collection of photographs taken from 1981 to 1983 by New Mexican artists depicting the people and land of the state
A significant selection of American art from the end of the 20th century donated to the museum by Gifford and Joann Phillips
50 works of contemporary art, primarily minimalist and conceptual, collected by civil servants Herb and Dorothy Vogel and selected for this museum as part of their nationwide Fifty works for Fifty States gift
A collection of photographs taken in New Mexico by workers of the Depression-era federal government program, the Farm Security Administration (FSA), and printed in the early 1990s from negatives borrowed from the Library of Congress
The museum's library and archives accepts donations of books, archival materials, and some periodicals all in the subjects of art, art history, Southwest cultural history, photography, deisgn and architecture. If you have materials that you would like to donate, please contact the Librarian, Rebecca Potance at 505-476-5061. Because space is limited, we cannot accept all offers, and materials must fit with the library's collection.