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