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Adopt-an-Artwork

In 2008, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum opened its doors to invite students, faculty, community members and the international art world to enjoy a new museum experience in Miami. The 46,000-square-foot architectural masterpiece features grand galleries with cathedral ceilings as well as a dynamic interactive children’s area. Over the last decade, the Frost Art Museum has continuously strived to achieve its mission: to provide transformative experiences through art; collect, exhibit, and interpret art across cultures; and advance FIU's stature as a top-tier research university. Moreover, thanks to the generous support of FIU and our patrons, the Frost offers free admission. Accessibility to art is a top priority.

In 2018, we celebrate our 10th anniversary as one of the largest art museums in South Florida. We present exhibitions that have drawn international media attention and have developed transformational educational programs. The museum’s encyclopedic collection of art rapidly grows with the highest-caliber donations ranging from ancient Chinese ceramics to significant 20th-century photography.

We invite you to commemorate our 10th anniversary by participating in our inaugural Adopt-an-Artwork program.

By adopting one or more works of art among the 50+ objects featured in Connectivity: Selections from the Collection of the Frost Art Museum, you are supporting the museum’s greatest needs: exhibitions, programming, and preservation of the permanent collection. Connectivity includes painting, sculpture, and mixed media work created across centuries in distinctive geographic spaces.

Contribution

$1,000 per artwork
Please note: Contributions are considered separate from annual membership.

Recognition

A label will appear below the current label. Examples include:

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Adopt an artwork as a family, with friends, your company, or in honor of a loved one.

When adopting an artwork, you will receive the following:

  • A short dossier on work you have chosen.
  • A print of the artwork suitable for framing.
  • Label with a name to appear until August 31, 2019.
  • Recognition on the museum website.
  • Recognition in the museum’s annual report.
  • Recognition on the museum’s lobby monitors.
  • A limited edition signed print by Adler Guerrier produced by Extra Virgin Press.
    • Adler Guerrier
      Untitled (Here, this place ...radical impulse)
      Letterpress printed broadsheet
      Created with photographic images, wood type, and relief printing in five colors on grey paper
      19 x 12.5 inches 
      Printed with the artist at Extra Virgin Press

To select the artwork you wish to adopt, please contact Tania Alonso at talonso@fiu.edu or at 305.348.1681.

  • Artists A-C

    Agustín Fernández, Havana, Cuba­–d.2006, New York, New YorkAgustín Fernández, The Warrior
    The Warrior
    Oil on canvas, 1975
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of José M. Martínez Cañas
    MET 77.10.2

     

     

     

     


    Agustín Fernández, b.1928, Havana, Cuba­–d.2006, New York, New YorkAgustín Fernández, Sprout
    Sprout
    Oil on canvas, 1966
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of José M. Martínez-Cañas
    MET 77.10.4

     

     

     


     Alfredo Jaar, b.1956, Santiago, Chile, lives and works in New York Cityalfred-jaar_fiu-93.09.1a-f
    Geography = War

    Photo Lightbox with mirror sections, 1991
    Gift of Dr. Frederick S. Brandt
    FIU 93.09.1a-f

     

     

     

     

     


    Ángel Botello, b.1913, Spain–d.1986, Puerto Ricoangel-botello_met-74.12.2
    Haitian Head

    Acrylic, colored pencil on board
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of Mr. Lee Hills
    MET 74.12.2

     

     

     

     


    Carlos Alfonzo, b.1950, Havana, Cuba–d.1991, Miami, FloridaCarlos Alfonzo, Untitled (Triptych)
    Untitled (Triptych)
    Oil and commercial paint on wood, ca. 1987
    Gift of Lucrecia and Juan P. Loumiet
    FIU 2003.46

     

     


    Carlos Estévez, b.1969, Havana, Cuba, lives and works in MiamiCarlos Estévez, Feminología Práctica
    Feminología Práctica
    Mixed media assemblage, 2005
    Gift of Pan American Art Projects
    FIU 2008.8a-m
  • Artists C-L

    Cundo Bermúdez b.1914, Havana, Cuba–d.2008, Miami, FloridaCundo Bermúdez, Cinco Figuras
    Cinco Figuras
    Oil on canvas, 1975
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of José Martínez-Cañas
    MET 75.10.1

    ADOPTED 


    ELIJAH (Geneva Mais Jarrett), b.1952, Jamaica, lives and works in JamaicaELIJAH, Lazarus Arose
    Lazarus Arose
    Enamel on canvas, 1996
    Gift of Richard Ogust
    FIU 1998.021.008

     

     


    Emilio Sanchez, b.1921, Camagüey, Cuba–d.1999, New York CityEmilio Sanchez, Casita Naranja en Miami
    Casita Naranja en Miami
    Oil on linen, ca. 1980
    Gift of Emilio Sanchez Foundation
    FIU 2010.11.3

     


    Jacques Lipchitz, b.1891, Druskininkai, Lithuania–d.1973, Capri, ItalyJacques Lipchitz, Seated Bather
    Seated Bather
    Plaster, ca. 1923
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of the Jacques and Yulla Lipchitz Foundation, New York, New York
    MET 81.4.7

     

     

     

     


    Kara Walker, b.1969, Stockton, California, lives and works in New York CityKara Walker, Freedom: A Fable
    Freedom: A Fable
    Paper cut-outs, print, leather binding; ed. of 4000, 1997
    Gift of Dahlia Morgan
    FIU 98.3.1

     

     


    Larry Bell, b.1939, Chicago, Illinoislarry-bell_fiu-2004.28.1 
    Lives and works in Taos, New Mexico and Venice, California

    XII HOJ5
    Oil and mixed media on canvas, 2001
    Gift of Lynn Steuer
    FIU 2004.28.1
  • Artists L-M

    Leroy Almon, b.1938, Tallapoosa, Georgia-d.1997, Tallapoosa, GeorgiaLeroy Almon, Assassinations
    Assassinations
    Oil and acrylic on wood, ca. 1991
    Gift of Susan Yecies, New York, New York
    FIU 98.1.2

     

     


    Leyden Rodriguez-CasanovaLeyden Rodriguez-Casanova and Frances Trombly, The Intersection of a Table and a Piece of Lace
    b.1973 in Havana, Cuba and Frances Trombly, b.1976, Miami, Florida

    The Intersection of a Table and a Piece of Lace
    Wooden table, crocheted cotton, 2009
    Gift of the artists
    FIU 2010.7a-b

     


    Long Tom Tjapanangka, Australian, 1930–2006Long Tom Tjapanangka, Ulampawarru and Mereeni Ranges
    Ulampawarru and Mereeni Ranges
    Acrylic on linen, 1995
    Promised gift of Debra and Dennis Scholl
    FIU L2017.3.21

     

     


    Lorna Simpson, b.1960, Brooklyn, New York, lives and works in New York CityLorna Simpson, III
    III
    Cedar box with felt and a lithograph print; ceramic, rubber, and bronze wishbones, 1994
    Gift of Peter Norton and Family
    FIU 94.05.01

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Luis Tapia, b.1950, Santa Fe, New Mexico, lives and works in La Cienega, New MexicoLuis Tapia, Mary Magdalene
    Mary Magdalene
    Carved and painted wood, 1996
    Gift of Lynn Steuer
    FIU 2000.014.001

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Manuel Carbonell, b.1918, Havana, Cuba­–d.2011, Miami, FloridaManuel Carbonell, Modern Dancer: A Tribute to Martha Graham
    Modern Dancer: A Tribute to Martha Graham
    Bronze, 1976
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of the artist
    MET 76.16.1
  • Artists M-R

    Mario Carreño, b.1913, Havana, Cuba–d.1999, Santiago, ChileMario Carreño, Agonía del Planeta
    Agonía del Planeta
    Oil on canvas, 1977
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of the artist
    MET 79.9.1

     


    Minnie Motorcar Pwerle, Australian, ca. 1917–2006Minnie Motorcar Pwerle, Bush Oranges in Anunapa
    Bush Oranges in Anunapa
    Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 2006
    Promised gift of Debra and Dennis Scholl
    FIU L2017.3.15

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Nicolas de Largillière, French, 1656–1746Nicolas de Largillière, Portrait of Duchesse de Berry
    Portrait of Duchesse de Berry
    Oil on canvas, ca. 1714
    Gift of Wendy Pagan
    FIU 2008.5

     

     

     

     

     


    Pepe Mar, b.1977, Reynosa, Mexico, lives and works in MiamiPepe Mar, Spinning Around
    Spinning Around
    Wood, paint, paper collage on a wood base, 2008
    Gift of David Castillo
    FIU 2012.14

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Rafael Soriano, b. 1920, Matanzas Province, Cuba–d.2015, Miami, FloridaRafael Soriano, Fúlgidas Quimeras
    Fúlgidas Quimeras
    Oil on linen
    FIU 2017.3.57
    Gift of Univision Communications, Inc.

     

     

     


    René Portocarrero, b. 1912, Havana, Cuba–d. 1985, Havana, CubaRené Portocarrero, Mujer
    Mujer
    Oil on canvas on board, 1954
    Darlene M. and Jorge M. Pérez Art Collection at FIU
    UC 2013.1.20
  • Artists R-W

    Richard Serra, b.1938, San Francisco, CaliforniaRichard Serra, Alameda Black
    Alameda Black
    Paintstick on aluminum, 1981
    Gift of Marvin and Elayne Mordes
    FIU 2002.019.001

     

     

     

     


    Thornton Dial, American, 1928–2016Thornton Dial, Lady Know How to Hold the Jungle Tiger
    Lady Know How to Hold the Jungle Tiger
    Acrylic and mixed media on canvas mounted on board
    Gift of Richard Levine, AIA
    FIU 2008.10.1

     

     


    Victoria L. Gitman, b.1972Victoria L. Gitman, Variations Upon a Theme by Caravaggio 
    Buenos Aires, Argentina, lives and works in Hallandale Beach, Florida

    Variations Upon a Theme by Caravaggio
    Oil on board, 1994
    Betty Laird Perry Purchase Award
    FIU 95.09.01

     

     

     


    William Glackens, b.1870, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–d.1938, Westport, ConnecticutWilliam Glackens, Russian Girl
    Russian Girl
    Oil on linen, 1910
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Cutler
    MET 77.45.1

    ADOPTED 

     

     

     

     

     


    William Merritt Chase, American, 1849–1916William Merritt Chase, Portrait of a Lady (Helene Maynard White)
    Portrait of a Lady (Helene Maynard White)
    Oil on linen, ca. 1900
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of Mrs. Herman Cutler
    MET 74.5.1
  • Unknown Artists

    Artist Unknown, Benin CourtHead of an Oba
    Head of an Oba
    Copper alloy, ca. 1800–25
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. Ruxton Love
    MET 71.1.1

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Artist Unknown, Benin CourtHead of an Oba
    Head of an Oba
    Copper alloy, ca. 1820–90
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. Ruxton Love
    MET 71.1.2

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Artist Unknown, Cusco SchoolVirgin of Sorrows, Peru
    Virgin of Sorrows
    Oil on canvas, 18th Century
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of Dr. Narciso Anillo
    MET 77.49.2

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Artist Unknown, Cusco SchoolSt. Joseph and Christ Child
    St. Joseph and Christ Child
    Oil on canvas, ca.1800
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of Dr. Narciso Anillo
    MET 85.01.03

     

     

     

     

     


    Artist Unknown, Gandhara regionHead of a Buddha
    Head of a Buddha
    Stone, 90–100 A.D.
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. Ruxton Love
    MET 71.1.11

     

     

     

     

     


    Artist Unknown, GuatemalaArtist Unknown, St. George
    St. George
    Wood, paint, gilding, metal, 18th century
    Gift of Susan M. Yecies
    FIU 2000.010.018

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Artist Unknown, JapanArtist Unknown, Netsuke (Mushroom Motif)
    Netsuke (Mushroom Motif)
    1700-1799
    Wood, eighteenth century
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Anonymous gift
    MET 80.3.63

     


    Artist Unknown, JapanArtist Unknown, Netsuke (Old Man and Boy Located in a Wooded Background)
    Netsuke (Old Man and Boy Located in a Wooded Background)
    Wood, mother of pearl, eighteenth century
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Anonymous gift
    MET 80.3.3

     


    Artist Unknown, JapanArtist Unknown, Netsuke (Grimacing "Oni" Spirit Mask)
    Netsuke (Grimacing "Oni" Spirit Mask)
    Wood, lacquer, mid-nineteenth century
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Anonymous gift
    MET 80.3.4

     


    Artist Unknown, Komai Company, Meiji Period, 1868-1912Artist Unknown, Box with Fisherman Motif, Japan
    Box with Fisherman Motif
    Iron, steel, lacquer, gold inlay, ca. 1870
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of Dr. Ralph and Nita Maercks, Miami, Florida
    MET 81.3.3a,b

     

     

     


    Artist Unknown, Mayan Culture, MexicoArtist Unknown, Tripod Bowl
    Tripod Bowl
    Ceramic, paint, ca. 500-700 A.D.
    Mexico
    Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cedric H. Marks
    MET 75.2.39

     

     

     


    Artist Unknown, Moche Culture, PeruArtist Unknown, Stirrup Spout Vessel of Seated Hawk
    Stirrup Spout Vessel of Seated Hawk
    Ceramic (blackware), 300-500 A.D
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sioberg
    FIU 94.15.15

     

     

     

     

     


    Artist Unknown, Moche CultureArtist unknown, Stirrup Spout Vessel, Peru
    Stirrup Spout Vessel
    Ceramic, blackware, 300-600 A.D.
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cavaliere
    FIU 2014.149

     

     

     

     

     


    Artist Unknown, Nazca CultureArtist Unknown, Polychrome Bowl with Bird Motif, Peru
    Polychrome Bowl with Bird Motif
    Ceramic, paint, ca. 200 BC–300 CE
    Gift of Loretta and Mitchell Chipin
    FIU 2001.020.004

     


    Artist Unknown, Yucatán regionArtist Unknown, Incised Monkey Motif Vessel, Mexico
    Incised Monkey Motif Vessel
    Earthenware, ca. 250-450 A.D.
    Gift of May Cassard, Miami Beach, Florida
    FIU 96.1.1