Collectors Circle trip to Iceland!

By Collectors Circle Board Member Richard Carnaggio An overnight Icelandair flight allowed an early luggage drop at Apotek Hotel, a converted apothecary, before taxing off through an incessant landscape of moss covered volcanic rock to the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa.  After submerging within 105 waters adorned in algae and silica masks it was back to […]

Connecting the Global South

Third Space aims to create a place where all voices and perspectives are equally valued. A work central to the exhibition represents a culmination of all the ideas in the exhibition. It was commissioned from Rural Studio at Auburn University.

BMA debuts work by artist Amy Sherald

The Birmingham Museum of Art unveiled a work by artist Amy Sherald, who was also commissioned to paint Michelle Obama’s official portrait for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in 2017.

Collectors Circle Trip to the Berkshires and Hudson River Valley

For several years I heard talk of the Hudson River Valley and its plethora of contemporary artists, galleries and museums, so I perked up when the Collectors Circle trip was officially announced for August. Temporarily without a curator, our group was fortunate to have Graham Boettcher guide us through a most memorable long weekend of […]


via Robert Raushenberg Foundation:  Official press release: Halbreich, who currently serves as Associate Director of The Museum of Modern Art, is a visionary in keeping with Robert Rauschenberg’s spirit. She brings to the Foundation more than 30 years of experience leading cultural institutions, a fundamental belief in the power of artists to catalyze social change, […]

Collectors Circle and European Art Society trip to Berlin and Beyond!

This summer, members of the Collectors Circle and European Art Society experienced the best of Old Masters and Contemporary art at major museums and special exhibitions throughout Germany, including Berlin, Kassel, and Münster. CC member and docent Connie Urist writes about her experience: Berlin, Germany – the perfect place to visit with the combined members […]

Day trip to Auburn University’s Rural Studio

by Collectors Circle member Tina Ruggieri Located roughly 47 miles South of Tuscaloosa is the small town of Newbern, Alabama, population 180, and the home of Auburn University’s Rural Studio. The visionary Samuel Mockbee founded the undergraduate program in the School of Architecture in 1993. Mockbee’s vision was two-fold: create a program where architecture students […]

Collectors Circle travels to San Francisco

April 20-24 2017 By CC Member Michael Randman The Collectors Circle spent four days in the San Francisco Bay area visiting world class museums, artists’ studios, and a local leading private collector at his residence. The group consisted of local members, Rebecca and Jack Drake, Cheryl and Sam Pathasema, Dr. Lisa Mani and her brother […]