Adopt Art at UWM

Make a commitment to a valuable cultural resource: Adopt Art is a campaign to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of UWM’s Permanent Art Collection as well for gallery exhibitions. The Collection is made of nearly 7,600 objects, including paintings, prints, sculpture, and decorative arts. Our goal is to raise money to underwrite the costs of conservation of our art, to purchase archival supplies, and to support exhibition programming.

Conservation and Preservation

Donating to the conservation and preservation of objects in the UWM Art Collection can be a rewarding experience and ensures the proper care of art.  Your funds provide for the protection, preservation and if needed, restoration of your adopted artifact through professional conservation efforts and archival materials.

For more information on our program visit the Conservation and Preservation Program.

Support an Exhibition

Visit Support an Exhibition for more information.

For more information, contact Leigh Mahlik (, 414-229-4340), Curator, UWM Art Collection and Emile H. Mathis Gallery.