Gift Planning

The Farnsworth Art Museum welcomes planned gifts, in which a donor includes the museum in his or her estate plans. A planned gift ensures that the museum’s great collection of American art endures for the enjoyment and education of future generations. Each gift, whether large or small, carries a message of affection and commitment. Most of all, your bequest allows you to support the museum you love - in perpetuity.
By choosing to make a planned gift to the Farnsworth, you ensure that the exhibitions and programs you enjoy have steady financial support for the future. Giving through your estate allows you to be certain that your annual commitment to the  museum continues, with an amount that will generate similar income over time. You can create a significant gift to the Farnsworth through any of several gift planning options.
Individuals who include the Farnsworth in their estate plans are eligible for membership in the Lucy Farnsworth Circle 
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Information contained on this website is not a substitute for legal or tax counsel.  Appropriate legal, tax, accounting and financial assistance should be sought in connection with any gift planning.
For more information, call the Farnsworth’s Gift Planning Officer at 207-596-6457 ext. 117 or contact All inquiries will remain confidential.
Fitz Henry Lane, Shipping in DownEast Waters, 1854, oil on canvas, 17 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches, Museum purchase, 1960.1172