Artist Peng Wu of CarryOn Homes interacts with audience members at the 2019 “Baggage Claims” opening.

Artist Peng Wu of CarryOn Homes interacts with audience members at the 2019 “Baggage Claims” opening.

The Weisman Art Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) university museum whose community of students, faculty, and friends throughout the Twin Cities community shares a belief in the power of creative work and its positive impact on society. There are several ways you can support WAM:


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Individual Donations

Donors like you help provide vital funds for student scholarships, outreach, expansion of museum programs, and enhancements to the creative life on campus. Every contribution makes a difference, and annual supporters are essential to the museum’s accessibility by providing free gallery admission to thousands of visitors annually, in addition to keeping programs and membership free for all.

All gifts are tax-deductible and processed through the University of Minnesota Foundation. For your convenience, consider selecting a monthly option for your annual donation. In addition, many companies will match your contribution to WAM. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please click here to search for your employer.

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Planning a Legacy

Help create long-term sustainability of the museum by planning a legacy gift. WAM offers creative and flexible planned giving and estate options that can provide benefits for future generations. Your legacy gift may provide immediate benefit during your lifetime while helping WAM plan for the future.

Ways to Give

  • Estate Planning and Bequests
  • Retirement Assets, Life Insurance, and Real Estate
  • Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

WAM Heritage Society

Legacy gifts are critical to the financial success of institutions like the Weisman Art Museum. Planning for WAM’s future begins with forward-thinking pledges today. By committing your future gift, you will be recognized as a member of the Heritage Society at WAM and the University of Minnesota with all entitled benefits. If you have any questions or would like more information about planned giving and estate gifts, contact the Development Office at or 612-626-5302.

Corporate Giving

WAM offers a number of ways for companies or employees to partner with the museum to meet marketing, philanthropic, community engagement, and client hospitality objectives.

Ways to Partner

  • General Program Support
  • Sponsorship Opportunities (Exhibition, Event, or Program)
  • Custom Team Building Workshops
  • Corporate events or retreats at the museum
  • Matching Gift Program

For more information, contact the Development Office at or 612-626-5302.

Support through Paid Membership

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Support through Paid Membership

Sustaining Membership

For the price of a cup of coffee, you’ll join the ranks of WAM’s Sustainers, whose monthly recurring gifts throughout the year help fuel the engaging programming you’ve come to count on.  As a thank you for your ongoing support, WAM Sustaining Members also enjoy special savings, year-round, at the WAM Shop.

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Travel Membership

The WAM Travel Membership offers an exciting selection of both domestic and international trips exploring renowned art, architecture, and fabulous gardens. Once-in-a-lifetime cultural experiences will be at your fingertips, including special regional and international trips, exclusively for WAM Travel Members, curated and led by the Weisman’s artistic leaders.

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