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The Museum appreciates the generosity of donors who wish to make gifts of art. Giving a work of art ensures that your treasured piece will be cared for to the highest standards and displayed for the scholarship and enjoyment of generations to come. Donating artwork requires special attention, and every donation must undergo a formal review process. 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 condition
  • Photographs of the artwork

Materials will be reviewed by the appropriate curatorial department. Please note that the review process may take 6 to 8 weeks. Museum staff will respond to you upon completion of the review process.

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