The Birmingham Museum of Art has launched a new support group for members who are interested in learning (or learning more) about the world of art collecting. This group, called Emerging Collectors, will take the mystery out of establishing and maintaining a collection through educational events, exclusive tours of private collections, discussions with BMA curators, and more. While connecting with fellow art enthusiasts, the Emerging Collectors support group will also become more familiar with the Museum’s collection and other support groups.
Elizabeth and Bill Koleszar, chairs of Emerging Collectors, hosted a kickoff event at their home in September. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while meeting the Museum’s curatorial staff and hearing about plans for Emerging Collectors this year. New Emerging Collectors members were also invited to join the Friends of American Art to view the private collection of Marlene and Crawford Taylor in October. More events for Emerging Collectors will be scheduled soon!