Gifts of Art

The LSU Museum of Art acquires works in its collection through donation, bequest, or the donation of funds for purchase. The Museum’s executive director, curator, and collections manager review all acquisitions, which are then approved by the LSU Museum of Art Collections Committee and Advisory Board.

The LSU Museum of Art is always eager to talk with private donors and collectors about the gift of museum-quality works of art. Giving a work of art to the LSU Museum of Art ensures that your cherished work of art will receive the best possible care and will be enjoyed by the public.

The LSU Museum of Art is actively searching for outstanding examples of:

  · Southern silver and furniture

  · Art Deco and Art Nouveau silver and glass

  · Newcomb metalwork and textiles

  · Artwork by significant southern and Louisiana artists

Please do not bring or send original art to the Museum. If you would like to donate a work of art to the LSU Museum of Art, please send an email to Courtney Taylor at Be sure to include detailed information about the object (artist, title, date, medium, dimensions) and a photo of the work. As much as we would love to accept all donations, our space is limited and not all gifts fit within our scope and mission. The LSU Museum of Art reserves the right to refuse gifts or bequests.

If you are interested in supporting the Museum through a financial contribution, please visit our donations page.