Adopt an Artwork

Before and After Restoration: Morris Davidson (1898–1979), Abstract Harbor Scene, 1947, Oil on canvas, 25″ x 30″, Gift of the Barbara C. Murchison Living Trust, 2016, restoration funded by Daniel Squire, 2017.

With a Permanent Collection of nearly 4,000 objects, PAAM is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting as much work for public consumption as possible. Some works in the Collection are in dire need of restoration, which must be completed prior to putting them on display. A variety of calamities may have affected the pieces: age, improper storage or display, or damage from fire or flood, are all common occurrences. Quarterly, the PAAM staff reviews the Collection and selects a portion of the works in need of rehabilitation to include in the Adopt an Artwork program.

Donations to this program directly underwrite PAAM Collection restoration efforts. You can choose 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 the later, 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.

To adopt an artwork, please fill out and submit the form below. Available works can be viewed by downloading the prospectus.