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 the creation process of bronze sculpture from within the studio of an artist.

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

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. 

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


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. 

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



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. 

Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation

Special thanks to the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation for the 2020 grant that made the enlargement of Discovery a reality. Your support and generosity are deeply appreciated by the Gagnon Museum and its visitors. 

2021 Bench Benefactors

With sincere gratitude, the Gagnon Museum acknowledges your generous donation of an inscribed stone bench. May these benches offer visitors a place to rest and contemplate your heart-felt inscriptions.

Special thanks to:

Al and Marcia Dollerschell

Biesanz Stone Company

Benike Construction

Kathy and Mike Lutito

Stephen and Jennifer Rose

Ron and Jody Hanson

The Compassionate Friends of Rochester

Anonymous Donor

Peter and Bari Amadio

Modern Art Foundry

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