The Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art travels to Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach.

Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art

The Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art was founded in 1991 to help support the Museum’s contemporary art collection and related exhibitions, as well as to educate its members and the community at large about contemporary art through programs, events, and art-related travel. Throughout the year, the Collectors Circle organizes a variety of events and activities for its members, including tours of contemporary art exhibitions and private collections, as well as gallery talks and lectures by experts in the field. The group maintains a busy travel schedule with frequent trips to regional, national, and international art destinations. At the Collectors Circle’s annual dinner, members vote to acquire a new contemporary work for the Museum, the cost of which is covered by annual membership dues.

$500 per member
$250 per junior member (under 40)

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Upcoming Events

Private Dinner Welcoming Art Papers to Birmingham
with special guest Slavs and Tatars
Friday, September 19, 2014
6:30 PM

At the Home of Robin and Carolyn Wade
2808 Cherokee Road
Birmingham, AL 35223

Valet parking will be provided

To RSVP please contact Carrie Montgomery at or 205.254.2086 by Monday September 15th

Art Papers Live
Slavs and Tatars: Long Legged Linguistics
Saturday, September 20, 2014
11:00 AM
Birmingham Museum of Art

Slavs and Tatars joins ART PAPERS and the BMA to explore the potential of language-and particularly, of transliteration, or the conversion of scripts-as a strategy of both resistance and research into notions of identity politics, colonialism, and faith.

Slavs and Tatars’ sculpture Rahle for Richard (2013) will be on view in the BMA’s Contemporary Galleries starting in September 2014.

Collector’s Circle Annual Acquisition Dinner
October 16, 2014
6:00 PM
Birmingham Museum of Art

Save the date for the Collector’s Circle for Contemporary Art’s 22nd Annual Dinner and Voting Event.

For more information or to make a reservation please contact Carrie Montgomery at 205.254.2086 or

First Thursday Lecture with Wassan Al-Khudhairi -Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
October 2, 2014
7:00 PM
Birmingham Museum of Art Auditorium

Following the lecture enjoy First Thursday programming: wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the garden, and listen to live music, or sit down with friends for tapas at Oscar’s. The Museum is open for your enjoyment until 9PM.

Collector’s Circle travel to New Orleans for Prospect New Orleans
October (Save the date, details to follow)

*For more information or to make a reservation please contact Mollie Bartholomew at or 205.254.2567

Collector’s Circle Salon
November 20, 2014
5:30 -7:30 PM
Location TBD

Collector’s Circle members are invited to share and discuss images of their recent contemporary art adventures from Prospect New Orleans.

Recent Events

Collection visit to the home of Michael Straus
Thursday, July 10

6:00 PM

On  Thursday, July 10 Collector’s Circle members visited Michael Straus’ art collection at his warehouse-office space. Having built an in-depth collection featuring notable artists such as Tara Donovan, Ivan Nivarro, Andy Warhol and Keith Sonnier, Michael’s collection consists largely of minimalist, as well as conceptually-driven drawings, paintings, and sculptures.


Collector’s Circle Salon
At the home of Stan and Beverly Erdreich
Thursday, June 26

5:30 PM

Wassan Al-Khudhairi, the Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art discussed some initial thoughts and ideas about exhibitions, programs, and collecting areas, as well as possibilities for future Salon topics and group travel.