During his life, Chuck cared deeply about sharing his vision to help others find their own understanding of the beauty in the world around us. Donations to the Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden not only maintains our facilities and covers the preservation of the sculptures, but also helps to provide educational materials for visitors. Those who donate allow others to experience the rare opportunity of seeing how the process of bronze sculpture takes place from within the studio of an artist.

Your donation supports 50+ creative years of art created by Charles E. Gagnon, Minnesota sculptor.

The museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All monetary donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. 

“I have followed the creative development of [Charles E. Gagnon’s] sculpture… I have seen the growth from his early small work to his larger life size and monumental bronze sculptures. His sculpture becomes stronger, while the forms become freer. His unlimited potential is matched by his enthusiasm and good work. He can make a great contribution to art in the world. He is a very gifted sculptor.”

Jacques Lipchitz, Sculptor (1891-1973)

The Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden is grateful for the many ways individuals choose to participate in our mission and vision. With your helpful contributions, the peaceful, healing, and hopeful legacy of Charles Gagnon continues to educate and inspire our community. 

Please consider supporting our museum. If you wish to contribute to our many projects, contact our Founder and Director, Arlyn Gagnon, with questions and inquiries. All monetary donations are tax deductible. 

The Charles E. Gagnon Museum will consider sculpture created by Charles E. Gagnon as a donation to the museum's collections. However, the museum is not responsible for obtaining or providing appraisals. Inquiries about making such gifts should likewise be directed to the Executive Director for further review. 

At this time, the Charles E. Gagnon Museum does not accept donations in the form of artworks not created specifically by Charles E. Gagnon. For more information, please contact us

Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden

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Open for Scheduled Tours Wednesday - Saturday, 10 - 11:30 a.m. 2 - 3:30 p.m. & Sunday 2 - 3:30 p.m. 

By online registration only | Closed on Major Holidays | Garden open May 15 - October 15

2500 4th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902 | (507) 282-5202

Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. © 2020

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