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Beaux Arts Council

As the Museum’s premier giving society, these donors receive special access and invitations to exclusive events.

Annual Fund

Above and beyond membership support, the Annual Fund provides important unrestricted operating resources for our programs, exhibitions, and conservation of the collection. Contributions are 100% tax deductible.

Gifts of Art

By giving a work of art, it ensures that a cherished work will be in the best possible care and enjoyed by the public.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will double your gift to the Museum. Before making your gift to the Saint Louis Art Museum, obtain a matching gift form from your human resources office and return it with your gift payment.

Gifts of Securities

When you make a gift of appreciated securities, you help the Museum achieve its vision and enrich the community.


Endowment funds provide stable and perpetual revenue, enabling the Museum to make key art acquisitions, secure world-class exhibitions, and launch innovative educational initiatives.

Tributes and Memorials

Honor or remember special individuals with a gift to the Saint Louis Art Museum. Through a commemorative gift, a personal acknowledgment is sent to the family or individual being honored and recognition will be included in the Museum Magazine.

Romare Bearden Fellowship Endowment

The Frost family has established the Romare Bearden Fellowship Endowment at the Saint Louis Art Museum and will match donations dollar for dollar, from May 6 to December 31, 2021, of up to $100,000 in gifts restricted to the fund.

Planned Giving

Help ensure the future of the Saint Louis Art Museum by including the Museum in your estate plan. Through your will, trust, or other deferred gift, you can enjoy financial benefits now while leaving a lasting legacy that will benefit the Museum and visitors of all ages for generations come.

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society recognizes those who have chosen to support the Museum through their wills, estate plans, life income arrangements, or through the creation of a named endowment.

Foundation and Government Support

Institutional support is critical to the advancement of the Museum’s mission. Gifts from local and national foundations and grants from state and federal agencies help to create memorable experiences for approximately 500,000 visitors each year.