The MDC Permanent Art Collection accepts donations of art, but has a strict policies and procedures governing these matters. Works up for donation must be in the best interest of the College's collection mission to be considered.
The MDC Permanent Art Collection and College Campus Art Collections are comprised of over 1600 artworks spanning all media. The Collections have been assembled since the opening of the College in 1960, through the generosity of donors including patrons and artists. Many donors choose to make a gift of art to enhance the Collections and support our mission as an exhibiting and teaching institution.
All gifts considerations will be vetted by the Miami Dade College Acquisitions & Collection Advisory Committee, which convenes 3x yearly to review proposals. Each prospective donation is carefully reviewed by the Committee, following a list of criteria including: relevance to the collection, provenance, title, intrinsic value, condition, storage and preservation needs as well as additional criteria. The Museum Board of Advisors ultimately decides upon the acceptance of gifts.
If so, please follow these steps:
Send your name, home address, telephone number, and e-mail address along with all information pertaining to the object including, artist name, object description, date of manufacture and dimensions. Please include images of the object as well as documentation verifying authenticity and proof of ownership.
All donations benefit the MDC Museum of Art + Design Exhibition and Program Fund and are processed by the Miami Dade College Foundation. The Miami Dade College (MDC) Foundation, Inc. plays an essential role in the growth of the College and its service to the community. The Foundation promotes interest in and support of the College. The Foundation is vital to the College's leadership in high-quality, accessible and affordable educational services for the community. Miami Dade College Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.