Philbrook cannot authenticate, appraise, or evaluate works of art. We can, however, offer some direction to get you started researching the works in your own collection.
First, start with the internet. If you know the name of the artist, you can search auction databases like AskArt or ArtNet for comparable prices and biographical information, as well as find galleries that may specialize in your artist or type of artwork. For basic biographical information on artists, you may wish to search the Union List of Artist Names Online (ULAN).
If you need assistance identifying an artist or gaining an official statement of value for insurance or donation purposes, it is advised that you contact a certified appraiser in your area or request a referral to a regional specialist through a national appraisal organization. Three such organizations are:
Other recommendations include contacting galleries that represent the artist or auction houses such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, Bonhams & Butterfields, or Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.
Philbrook cannot guarantee that appraisals obtained through these sources are accurate or reflect the continuously changing market for individual works of art.
Thank you for your interest in receiving a donation from Philbrook Museum of Art.
We generally grant four general admission passes valued at $12 each for nonprofit fundraising events. The total value of this donation is $48. Each pass allows one individual entrance to the museum for a single general admission visit. Passes are not valid for ticketed programs.
Museum hours and other important information, including a list of current and upcoming exhibitions, can be found on our website
Donation requests must be submitted a minimum of 60 days, but no more than 120 days, before your event. We receive many requests for donations and will respond to requests in the order they are received. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we require that all local donations be picked up, in person, at the Museum.
Please note that we are only able to donate to events with proof of non-profit status and we cannot accommodate requests for monetary donations or donations of Museum Memberships. Philbrook reserves the right to decline non-profit donation requests at our own discretion. If your submission does not meet all requirements indicated above or if an incomplete form is submitted, you may not receive response to your inquiry.
To be considered for a donation, please complete this form:
The Museum and Gardens will be closed for a Winter Break from January 6–February 10.