Luther has been blessed with generous gifts of individual art pieces and collections from donors and this art is displayed on occasion for public enjoyment as well as used for teaching purposes for our students.
Gifts of such pieces are coordinated through the Fine Arts Collection Committee and must be approved before being gifted to the college to assure that they are appropriate additions to the college collection/inventory. If you are interested in discussing the opportunity to gift an individual piece or collection to Luther, please contact Kate Elliott, Curator of the Fine Arts Collection and Associate Professor in Art History.
If approved by the Fine Arts Collection Committee, you can coordinate your gift through the Luther College Development Office to assure proper tax credit for any in-kind gift to the collection. Gifts of art are subject to specific limitations and rules regarding their valuation and tax deductions—so we also suggest that you work with your tax advisor to assure compliance to these rules. A qualified professional appraisal will be required for any individual piece or collection valued at $5,000 or more; however, valuation for any in-kind gift is required no matter what level of gift and it will be the responsibility of the donor(s) to acquire such valuation to establish the tax deductible value. In-kind gift forms are also available for review on the Luther College Development website. If you have questions, you may contact Maria Smith at (563) 387-1096 or [email protected].