Museum Donations

Sam Francis, Free Floating Clouds, 1980, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; Gift of the Sam Francis Foundation. 

Since 2010, we have made over 80 donations of Sam Francis artworks to the permanent collections of qualifying charitable institutions in the United States. Our primary interest is to place works by the artist in all media as well as documentary materials such as catalogues, posters and films in institutions with a reputation for their scholarly approach to exhibitions and publications that have already shown an interest in and provide regular public access to the artist’s work. In addition, we are pleased to report that in some instances our gifts are the first Francis artworks to enter various public collections.

 

ALABAMA
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery

 

ARKANSAS
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock

 

ARIZONA
University of Arizona, Museum of Art, Tucson

 

CALIFORNIA
Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
City of San Mateo Library, San Mateo
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Crossroads School for Arts, Santa Monica
De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
The Huntington Library, San Marino
Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla/San Diego
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Scripps College, Claremont
USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles
USC Medical Center, Los Angeles

 

COLORADO
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs
Denver Art Museum, Denver

 

CONNECTICUT
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

 

FLORIDA
University of Florida, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville
University of Southern Florida, Contemporary Art Institute, Tampa

 

GEORGIA
The Columbus Museum, Columbus
High Museum of Art, Atlanta

 

HAWAII
Honolulu Museum and Academy of Arts with Contemporary Museum of Art, Honolulu

 

IDAHO
Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
Pritchard Art Gallery, University of Idaho

 

ILLINOIS
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

 

INDIANA
Herron School of Art, Indianapolis
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame

 

IOWA
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines
University of Iowa, Museum of Art, Iowa City

 

KANSAS
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence

 

KENTUCKY
Speed Museum of Art, Louisville

 

LOUISIANA 
New Orleans Museum of Art

 

MAINE
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

 

MARYLAND
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore

 

MASSACHUSETTS
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Fogg Museum c/o Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

 

MICHIGAN
Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit
Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing

 

MINNESOTA
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

 

MISSOURI
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

 

NEBRASKA
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Dartmouth/Hood Museum of Art, Hanover

 

NEW JERSEY
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton

 

NEW MEXICO
Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque

 

NEW YORK
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase
Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton
Whitney Museum of Art, New York

 

NORTH CAROLINA
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill
Louis Wells Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington
Raleigh, North Carolina: Contemporary Art Museum
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro

 

OHIO 
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
Cleveland Museum of Art

 

OKLAHOMA 
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Univ. of Oklahoma

 

OREGON
Portland Art Museum, Portland

 

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

RHODE ISLAND
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

 

SOUTH DAKOTA
Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Center for Visual Arts, Augustana College, Sioux Falls

 

TEXAS
Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
Modern Art Museum of Ft Worth
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio
Menil Collection, Houston

 

VERMONT
Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont

 

WASHINGTON
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle

 

WASHINGTON, DC
Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian

 

WISCONSIN
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee