Giving

As a not for profit museum, Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art depends on the generosity of these donors to build the collection and support museum operations. There are numerous way for you to join, give, and be involved at Bone Creek.

Sponsor an Exhibition

Bone Creek produces and presents quarterly exhibition in the museum’s Exhibitions Gallery. You can help us continue to bring high quality art to the area by becoming an exhibition sponsor. This support is particularly critical to the schedule of upcoming summer blockbuster exhibitions that present renown artists and their work in the agrarian art context for the first time. Please contact the museum for more information about the upcoming exhibitions. The sponsorships levels, with donor recognition in the gallery, are:

  • Sponsor- $1,000- $2,499
  • Gold Sponsor- $2,500- $4,999
  • Benefactor- $5,000+

Collections Management Fund

Bone Creek is always in need of supplies to properly care for the growing collection of the museum. Several particular items would greatly help to preserve and grow the heart of the museum; the collection. Please consider how you can help by giving a monetary gift to cover one of these items or a gift of the materials themselves: museum case solander boxes for print storage, Stongboxes for travel of our collection to other institutions, Hygrothermograph, to monitor temperature and humidity levels.

Wayne Soukup Art Literature Fund

Our heartfelt thanks to the many donors to the “Wayne Soukup Art Literacy Fund”, which has started an art library, and supports arts publications of the museum. This collection is a memorial to Wayne Soukup (1942-2009), who was raised on his family’s farm in Butler County, Nebraska. Wayne Soukup earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History. When his father became ill, he moved back to his family farm, where he farmed for most of his life. Wayne Soukup was a photographer, bird watcher, and avid reader. He was an agrarian who loved the birds around his farm pond. He acquired and enjoyed a large collection of art and photography books. On his death, friends and family generously established this collection, which continues to grow in funds and books. This collection is the cornerstone of the Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art Library.

Marvin Gardens Fund

Bone Creek has a maintanence and improvement fund for the Marvin Gardens landscape area of the museum. This fund was initiated by the Marvin Mohler family and welcomes additional memorials to the preservation of this area.

Planned Giving- Leave a Legacy

Please consider a bequest for BCMAA. BCMAA has established an endowment to preserve the museum’s assets and future programming. We invite those interested in planned giving to discuss this with your estate planner or give us a call. Our Fund Development Director would be happy to discuss planned giving possibilities with you.

Gifts of Art

BCMAA is a safe and secure place to have your artworks preserved and appreciated for generations to come. The Curatorial staff would be happy to discuss with you possibilities for donating a single piece or an entire collection of art.