Donating Artwork


The donations of many generous and forward-thinking individuals and families form a large portion—over seventy-five percent—of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s collection. We are grateful for this longstanding philanthropic custom at Rollins and we welcome others who would like to carry on this tradition.


In considering donating a work of art to the Museum, please first contact the Curator via telephone (407-646-1581) to discuss your proposed gift. Without prior consultation of the Curator, deliveries of artwork in person or by mail or shipper WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. If you are an artist, collector, or dealer with tangible personal property of artwork, books, jewelry, antiques, or similar items, please follow the guidelines below:


For proposals by email:

  1. Provide a Letter of Intent for your gift which contains the following:

    a.  your full contact information including your name, address, telephone number, fax (if necessary), and email address
    b.  the artist’s name, the full title of the work, edition info (for prints), medium, and dimensions of the work
    c.   whether this is a future gift (such as by bequest)

  2. Please provide any information on the artist (biography, curriculum vitae, artist’s statement), as well as any information on purchase and past ownership (provenance).

  3. Please send digital images of the work of art (jpeg, tiff, etc.) of at least 72 dpi resolution.

  4. Email to cfam-curatorial@rollins.edu with “Gift Proposal” in the subject line.

 

For proposals by mail:

  1. Provide a Letter of Intent for your gift which contains the following:

    a. your full contact information including your name, address, telephone number, fax (if necessary), and email address
    b. the artist’s name, the full title of the work, edition info (for prints), medium, and dimensions of the work
    c. whether this is a future gift (such as by bequest)

  2. Please provide any information on the artist (biography, curriculum vitae, artist’s statement), as well as any information on purchase and past ownership (provenance).

  3. Please send images of the artwork either on disc or by printed photographs (digital files of the work should be at least 72 dpi resolution).

  4. Mail to:

    Curatorial Department
    Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College
    1000 Holt Avenue – Box 2765
    Winter Park, FL 32789