Naming Opportunities and Endowment Gifts

The Delaware Art Museum leaves a lasting impression on all who walk through its doors. Now is your chance to support DelArt and leave your mark.

Naming opportunities and endowment gifts, made to support positions and programs in perpetuity, are a meaningful way to create a legacy at DelArt for your family, in memory of a loved one, or for your business. Your generosity will support our mission to connect people to art.

A partial list of naming opportunities and endowment gift areas is below. To explore making a legacy gift, please contact Joshua Liss, Advancement Officer, at or 302.351.8538.

Endowment (named in perpetuity)

  • Positions
    1. Executive Director
      Curator of American Art
      Curator of Contemporary Art
  • Conservation Funds
  • Learning & Engagement Funds
  • Exhibition Funds
  • Unrestricted Funds

Museum (Interior)

  • Auditorium — $100,000 (for 10 years)
    1. Seats — $500 (for their useful life)
  • Elevators
    1. Freight Elevator — $25,000 (for 10 years)
      Museum Wing Passenger Elevator — $15,000 (for 10 years)
      Administration Wing Passenger Elevator — $10,000 (for 10 years)
  • Galleries (select galleries)

Museum (Exterior)

  • Magnolia Trees (existing) — $2,000 (for their lifespan)
  • Benches in Copeland Sculpture Garden (new) — $1,500 (for their useful life)
  • Terrace Tables (existing) — $750 (for their useful life)

In addition, a variety of special exhibitions and public programs are available to name or support including:

  • Art is Tasty
  • Artists’ Jam & Coffee
  • Copeland Sculpture Garden Happy Hours
  • Cultural Festivals
  • Curator Talks
  • DelArt Readers
  • DelArt Stories & Studios
  • Family 2nd Sundays
  • Fundraising Events
  • Gallery Talks
  • Lectures
  • Orientation Hall Exhibitions
  • Performances