Gifts of art, or money to purchase art, ensures that the Mead Art Museum can continue to carry out its mission to make its 19,000-object collection relevant to teaching and research across the College through special exhibitions, events, publications and class visits.

There are many ways to make a gift of art or assets that will meet your current and future financial as well as personal goals. Some of the ways to make a gift of art include:

  • An outright gift of artwork, which allows you to receive a charitable deduction for tax purposes.
  • A gift of artwork through bequest not only allows you to keep your artwork for the remainder of your life but ensures it will have a proper home when you no longer are able to care for it. A testamentary intention also lessens the potential burden of estate taxes on your heirs.

For more information about how to make a gift to the Mead Art Museum, please contact the gift planning office.

Contact Gift Planning

Janet Howard, Gift Planning Coordinator
Amherst College
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
413-542-2721

Information contained in this website should not be considered legal, accounting, or other professional advice. Individuals considering a planned gift to Amherst should consult with their financial advisor.