Art Donation

New Museum Los Gatos accepts donations of artwork, archival materials, and ephemera by and about artists who have a compelling relevance to the greater Bay Area (San Francisco to Big Sur.) We collect a variety of art including, but not limited to: paintings; limited edition prints, fine art photography and other works on paper; sculpture; glass, ceramics and other decorative arts; and new media.

The Museum requires donors transfer all rights of reproduction unless the donor does not own such rights or the gift is made by a living artist of the artist’s own work.  In such cases, the Museum will seek a nonexclusive right of reproduction from the copyright owner. 

To submit a proposed donation, please fill out the form below as completely as possible.

Following your submission, the Collections staff will carefully consider your offer and research our existing collection. The offer will then go before a committee of other staff and board members. Due to the deliberate nature of the consideration process, it may take several weeks to reach a decision. Should we determine that NUMU is not an appropriate repository for your item, we will do our best to recommend how you might find the right museum or institution to ensure the long-term care and appreciation of your donation.

If you have additional questions, please contact NUMU’s Collections Manager at