Opportunities for charitable individual giving are warmly welcomed
by the Tufts University Art Gallery. Please contact the
Senior Director of
Development for Arts & Sciences and
Director of Galleries and Collections to discuss your interests.
gift today via the university's secure online giving form. In
the Select a School menu, choose "Other" and enter "Art Gallery." We
appreciate your support!
Donating a Work of Art
The Director of Galleries and Collections is one of two first
points of contact for discussing all potential donations of fine art
to the University (the other is the Vice President of University
Advancement). Either can serve as a resource for you as you
contemplate a gift of art to Tufts. For other gifts of tangible
personal property, such as decorative arts, Tufts history or
memorabilia, please contact the Vice President of University
Advancement's office. As part of the gifting process, the Director
of Galleries and Collections chairs the Gifts of Art Committee,
which meets on an ad hoc basis, but no less than once a year.
Prospective donors may contact Tufts throughout the year to help
prepare them to bring proposed gifts of art forward to this
Committee. It is the decision of this Committee whether a work is
accessioned into the university's permanent art collection.
The University's Art Collection management policy stresses that
works larger than 60x 60 in. framed may not be considered for
accession to the University Collection. Unframed works of art with
dimensions of 60 x 60 in. will most likely exceed our maximum scale,
once framed. These scale restrictions allow us to lend works from
the Collection through the Circulating Art Program, fulfilling the
Collection's mission to enhance the everyday lives of the Tufts
community through direct contact with singular works of art.
All gifts of art need to be received physically, in excellent or
good condition, no later than December 22 of each calendar year in
order for the gift to be credited in that calendar year.
For general information about the art gifting process, please
contact Senior Director of Development, Arts & Sciences, Nancy Mahler
at (617) 627-5483 or firstname.lastname@example.org.