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Special Gifts

Give the Gift of Membership

Consider giving a Gift Membership to someone with a passion for modern and contemporary art and give a year’s worth of exciting program and event opportunities along with a year of Hirshhorn magazine. You will receive an acknowledgement of your gift along with a special gift card to personalize and give to the recipient. 

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Exhibition Fund – Helps bridge the gap between government funding and the costs of creating cutting-edge, innovative contemporary exhibitions. 

Education Fund – Support educational and outreach programs to involve the next generation of artists and art lovers.

Programs Fund – Supports public programming, allowing us to connect art, artists and the broader community.

Curatorial Fund – A discretionary fund that can be used to support research, travel and other scholarly activity designed to enhance our work. 

Conservation Fund – Used to support the conservation of works in our collection as well as research into conservation techniques, particularly in the area of new and non-conventional media.  

Donate to a Special Fund

Please call 202-633-2836 to donate a special fund. Gifts of $5,000 or more may directed to a specific project and offer special recognition opportunities. Donations can be made to the following funds: Exhibition, Education, Programs, Curatorial and Conservation.

Memorial and Commemorative Gifts

A Memorial Gift is an enduring and meaningful tribute that honors a loved one. These gifts perpetuate the memory of the individual’s life and work and translate into a legacy for future generations. Commemorative Gifts are a special way to honor or celebrate a person or a special event such as an anniversary, birthday, or retirement. Contact the Office of Development at 202-633-2836 of email hmsgdevelopment@si.edu.

A special letter will be sent to the honoree or the honoree’s family at your request. Give a memorial or commemorative gift today.

For further information on these funds, or to learn more about the ways you can become further engaged with the Hirshhorn, please call the Office of Development at 202-633-2836, or e-mail hmsgdevelopment@si.edu.

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