Adopt a Painting Program

The art collection at the Science and Technology Campus consists of more than 2,000 paintings by artist Hilde Vogel that span her life, as well as works by other artists dating back to the early 1940s. The conservation needs for this collection exceed the funds available.

The Adopt a Painting Program allows appreciators of art and friends of the university an opportunity to restore and conserve a particular painting. Adopted paintings will be displayed at George Mason University and will receive permanent signage acknowledging the donor’s name. Donated funds cover all costs associated with restoration, framing, and display needs, based on individual assessment of each painting in the program.

All restoration work is performed by Katja Gibson. To learn more about her, click here. Katja is a member of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC).

Below is a sampling of paintings available for adoption. Contact Deborah Weitzman-Ward to learn more or to make an appointment to view the available paintings. Your tax-deductible donation can be made in the form of a check payable to George Mason University Foundation and designated for the Hilde Vogel Adopt a Painting Program.

Paintings Available for Adoption:

The following paintings available for adoption need framing only:

More paintings available for adoption:


Adopted Paintings:

The following paintings have been adopted by:
Paul K. Mattingly of Kent, Washington


Restoration: Before and After