Support the Archives

Support the Archives by making a donation, helping us to ensure that significant records and untold stories documenting the history of American art are collected, preserved, and shared with the world.

You will enjoy invitations to special events, trips, and programs; receive publications, including our Primary Source e-newsletter and the Archives of American Art Journal* and receive recognition for support in the Archives’ and Smithsonian Institution’s annual reports.**

Yes! I would like to make a gift in the following amount:


Foundations play a vital role in supporting the Archives with general operating and project-based funding through a variety of grant-making opportunities. If you wish to invite the Archives to apply for a specific grant with your foundation, please contact the Office of Advancement at 202-633-7989.


We welcome an opportunity to build a partnership with your company. In exchange for recognition and visibility, our partners help sponsor special projects, programs, and events, including our annual benefit held in New York each year. For more information on opportunities to partner with the Archives, please contact the Office of Advancement at 202-633-8768.


Endowed Gifts

Endowed gifts are both a gift for the future and a gift for today, supporting the Archives in perpetuity and providing the donor with long-term recognition and tax benefits.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts allow the donor to leave an important legacy while also receiving tax benefits and income for life. Those who include the Smithsonian in their estate plans and notify us are eligible for membership in the Smithsonian Legacy Society.

Please contact the Office of Advancement at 202-633-7989 to discuss endowment and planned giving opportunities.

Support the Archives

Questions? Contact Bridget Mazet in the Office of Advancement at 202-633-7989 or

Prefer to mail or fax your gift instead?

Download Donation Form [PDF], print, and mail the completed form to:

Archives of American Art
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 418650
Boston, MA 02241-8650

Or fax securely to: 202-312-1939

Please make checks payable to:
Archives of American Art

No access to a printer?
You can send your gift directly to the address above.

* Donors of at least $150 will receive the Archives of American Art Journal, with goods and services valued at $35. Gifts less than $150 or greater than $1,750 are fully tax deductible.

**Donors of $2,000 or more will be recognized in the Smithsonian Institution’s annual report.

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Download the 2015 Annual Report [PDF]