Mark White, Executive Director or the New Mexico Museum of Art, gave a heartfelt tribute to the Baumann family, including Jane and Ann Baumann and the Baumann Trust thanking them for legacy gifts that continue to enrich our lives and will do so for the lives of others far into the future.

The event was intended to honor Legacy Society members who have included the Foundation and the institutions we support in their estate plans by providing a preview of the Baumann Retrospective exhibition planned for summer 2025.

Legacy Society members viewing more of the Baumann Collection in the collections storage area with Christian Waguespack, Head of Curatorial Affairs. Photo by Cousineau Studios.

Christian Waguespack, Head of Curatorial Affairs, led small groups for an exclusive tour in the collections storage area to show them select items from the Baumann collection - a true cultural treasure for our museums and the general public.

Michael Ogg viewing artworks in the collections storage areas. Photo by Cousineau Studios.

Jamie Clements thanked our current Legacy Society members for their invaluable support and for including the Foundation and/or the museums in their estate plans. He emphasized how their dedication helps us preserve and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of New Mexico.

We were also grateful to those who shared stories and inspirations that led them to include the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and the museums in our system in their legacy plans.

Roz Doherty commented, "I've always considered the museums to be my second home.”

We hope that all of our Trustees and Circles members feel the same way and that the museums are here for you and for generations to come.

If you would like more information about how to include the Foundation or the cultural institutions we support in your estate plans, please contact Laura Sullivan, Director of Leadership Giving and Planned Giving, at 505.216.0829 or laura@museumfoundation.org.

You may also click here for a free estate planning guide for ideas to get started or to refresh your current plan.