Your gift brings the museum to life

In accordance with the wishes detailed in Sheldon Swope’s will, the Swope Art Museum has been open to all visitors free of charge since its inception. The Swope will always offer free admission, but it’s continued success in serving our community is because of private donors like you. Your tax-deductible contributions are what provide 90% of the annual funding needed to keep the museum alive and vibrant with programming, exhibitions, and outreach activities.

The Swope gratefully accepts donations in several ways:

  • Sponsorships are targeted gifts that apply to specific exhibitions, programs and activities.
  • Memberships and Sheldon’s Legacy Annual Fund gifts provide critical, unrestricted support for the care of our permanent collection, the preservation of our historic building, and many other day-to-day functions.
  • In-Kind donations are non-monetary gifts of needed goods and services.
  • Online Giving is available through the PayPal button provided below.
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For more information, or if you have questions, please contact our Development Office by phone at 812.238.1676 x 37, or by email Michelle Adler.