Adopt an Artwork

With a Permanent Collection of more than 3,000 objects, PAAM is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting as much work for public consumption as possible. Some pieces, however, come to us in need of costly restorations, which are imperative to completing prior to the work going on view.

Whether due to age, improper storage or display, or worse (like damage from fire or flood), many pieces that have found their way into our collection are in need of some sort of rehabilitation. Some simply need cleaning or framing, while others may need more extensive repairs. We are methodically working through the collection to select pieces that are in need of restoration, in order to preserve them for present and future generations to enjoy.

By donating to the Adopt an Artwork program, you are directly underwriting these restoration efforts. You can chose to donate to the General Restoration Fund, which goes toward restoration of works of PAAM’s choosing, or, you can donate the full cost to have a particular piece brought back to its former glory. If you choose to donate the full restorative cost, you will receive before-and-after images once the restoration is complete, and you will be credited on the piece’s exhibition label for all future showings. All donations to the Adopt an Artwork program are 100% tax deductible.

Adoptees

Morris Davidson (1898-1979), Abstract Harbor Scene, 1974, oil on canvas, 25″ x 30″, Gift of the Barbara C. Murchison Living Trust, 2016.

This piece needs: Cleaning, varnishing, new backing: $400

 

 

 

Edwin Dickinson (1891-1978), Truro Church Interior, n.d., oil on canvas, 25.75″ x 30.5″, Gift of Daniel W. Dietrich II, 2016

This piece needs: Cleaning, consolidation of flaking/cracking paint, varnishing, new backing: $800

ADOPTED!

 

 

Lawrence Grant (1886-1930), Cafe Scene, n.d., oil on canvas, 24″ x 26″, Gift of the Barbara C. Murchison Living Trust, 2016

This piece needs: Cleaning, varnishing, new backing: $350

ADOPTED!

 

 

Joseph Lane Hancock (1864-1922), Landscape, n.d., oil on canvas, 18″ x 23″, Gift of the Barbara C. Murchison Living Trust, 2016

This piece needs: Relining with aluminum panel to repair deep cracks, cleaning, varnishing, new backing: $1000

 

 

Lucy L’Engle (1889-1978), Dyer’s Hollow, n.d., oil on canvas, 25″ x 32″, Gift of the Barbara C. Murchinson Living Trust, 2016

This piece needs: Cleaning, varnishing, new backing: $300

ADOPTED!

 

 

Phillip Malicoat (1908-1981), Harbor View, n.d., oil on canvas, 25″ x 30″, Gift of the Barbara C. Murchison Living Trust, 2016

This piece needs: Cleaning, varnishing, new backing: $400

ADOPTED!

 

 

Elizabeth Paxton (1877-1971), Still Life (the Silver Candelabrum), n.d., oil on canvas, 25″ x 30″, Gift of the Barbara C. Murchison Living Trust, 2016

This piece needs: Cleaning, varnishing, new backing: $300

 

 

 

Ross Moffett (1888-1971), Flower Study, c. 1935, oil on canvas, 16″ x 24″, Gift of Helen and Napi Van Dereck, 2000

This piece needs: Cleaning, re-consolidation with wax resin, repair puncture, varnishing, new backing: $700

 

 

Marian Roth (1944-), 6 photos from the Geodesic Dome, Ice Tent, Dune Shack Outhouse, and Jeep Rangler Camera Obscura Series, giclee prints, various sizes on 17″ x 22″ sheets, Gift of the artist in honor of Sharon Fay and Maxine Schaffer, 2016

These pieces need: Framing with UV protective plexi-glass and acid-free matting: $1,350

 

 

Blanche Lazzell (1878–1956), Anemones III, 1937, color white-line woodblock print, 15″ x 13″, Gift of Hilary and Sidney Bamford, 2003

This piece needs: Reframing with archival materials and UV protective plexiglass: $180

 

 

 

 

Blanche Lazzell (1878–1956), Marigolds, 1938, color white-line woodblock print, 15″ x 13″, Gift of Hilary and Sidney Bamford, 2003

This piece needs: Reframing with archival materials and UV protective plexiglass: $180