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Gifts to the Mead Art Museum

Gifts of art, or money to purchase art, ensures that the Mead Art Museum can continue to carry out its mission to make its 18,000-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 or Rachel Rogol, Executive Assistant to the Director at the Mead Art Museum, at
(413) 542-2295, or


Gift Planning Staff

Melody Lynn Twigg
Director of Gift Planning
(413) 542-5193

Janet Howard
Gift Planning Coordinator
(413) 542-2721

Or write to us at:
Gift Planning
Office of Development
Amherst College
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Or use this on-line form