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Support the Museum


Give today! Gifts of any size make a difference!

When you make a gift to the University Art Museum, you ensure the fiscal health of our organization and allow us to continue our work championing artists, students, and the role of academic museums in public higher education.


Students in the First Year Experience Seminar Why Museums? review their final project during class in the UAM.


You can invest in our future and help us achieve our goals by making a contribution in one of the following ways:


Make an outright gift or multiyear pledge

Any amount makes a difference. Gifts may be unrestricted for the general purposes of the museum, or they may be earmarked for a specific program, series, or event. Whether you would like to help fund our artist commissions, performances, workshops or educational events and initiatives, we can help you find the program that matches your interests.

You can make a gift of cash, securities, real estate, or personal property to the museum. If you wish, gifts may be made in honor of or in memory of a special friend or relative.


Contributions can be made to the following existing funds:

  • University Art Museum’s Annual Fund
  • Collections Acquisitions Fund
  • University Art Museum Director’s Fund
  • Jack and Gertrude Horan Memorial Endowment for Student Outreach
  • The Ann C. Mataraso Endowment Fund
  • Robin Kanson Lewis ’70 Exhibition Endowment Fund
  • The Brian T. Barlow '18, '19 Museum Internship Endowment


Professor Kianja Strobert leading a discussion in the Collections Study Space


Donate a work of art

If you are a collector or own a significant work of contemporary art that you would be interested in donating or bequeathing to the museum, please send images of the artwork with full provenance history and information about the artist and medium to: Darcie Abbatiello, Collections Manager at [email protected].


Include us in your estate planning

Consider a bequest to the museum or include us in your deferred giving plan. The Development Office is willing and able to assist you in developing your gift plan to benefit the University Art Museum.

Your contribution of a planned gift ensures our future legacy, and other sponsorship opportunities.

To learn more, visit our Gift Planning website or contact The University at Albany Foundation toll free at 1-888-226-5600.


Drawing student sketching sculpture by Nicole Cherubini


Matching gifts

If your company has a matching gift program, your contribution to the University Art Museum can be generously increased and will do even more to support the museum’s mission.

For more information, visit the Ways to Give website or contact The University at Albany Foundation toll free at 1-888-226-5600.


Support from foundations

Foundation support is essential to the museum’s exhibitions, education programs and initiatives, Collections, internships, and publications, among many other priorities. We are grateful to The Henry Luce Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Harpo Foundation, and many others for their partnership in our programming. All levels of grant support are deeply appreciated. All levels of grant support are deeply appreciated.

For more information about how your foundation can support the University Art Museum, please call Rich Becker at 518-461-0034  or email [email protected].

Make a gift via The University at Albany Foundation’s secure website.

Contributions can also be mailed to The University at Albany Foundation, PO Box 761, Albany, NY 12201. Checks may be made payable to The University at Albany Foundation with "University Art Museum" noted in the memo line.

For more information about opportunities to support the University Art Museum, please call Michael Boots at 518-225-1229 or email [email protected].

Your fully tax-deductible gift is vital to sustaining our mission and will have an immediate impact.

Thank you so much for your support!