Support Group

Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art

Next Event:

Hand Embroidery

Contact Mary Little to Join:
mlittle@artsbma.org
205-254-2389

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Founded in 1991 to support the Museum’s contemporary art collection and related exhibitions, the Collectors Circle organizes a variety of social events, trips, and educational programs for its members.

Benefits of Membership Include:

  • Invitations to Salons at local collectors’ homes and businesses to learn about contemporary art and meet members, artists, and curators
  • Opportunities to travel, both domestically and internationally, with special access to private collections, artist studios, and curator-led tours of museums and galleries
  • Invitations and passes to special events, including exhibition openings, artist talks, performances, and contemporary art fairs

At the Collectors Circle annual dinner, members vote to acquire a new work of art for the Museum’s collection, the cost of which is covered by annual membership dues. This annual event has made a crucial impact on the Museum’s contemporary art holdings, with significant acquisitions by notable artists including Jose Bedia, Bill Viola, Tara Donovan, Nick Cave, and Elizabeth Murray.

General Museum membership is a prerequisite for support group membership.

Questions? Contact Mary Little, Membership & Support Group Manager.

Upcoming Events

Hand Embroidery

November 13 @ 6:00 pm

Hand stitch beautiful embroidery sampler patterns.

Screen Printing

November 13 @ 6:00 pm

Understand screen printing from start to finish. Design a screen and create prints on paper and textiles.

Morning Makers

November 14 @ 10:00 am

Take time to create in the mornings. Make hand-built ceramics in October. Discover the screen printing process from start to finish in November.

Kids Art 101

November 16 @ 10:00 am

Immerse your child in the world of art while developing their skills and creativity. Each month features a new topic.

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Silhouettes and Storytelling

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Bring the whole family out for an afternoon inspired by the BMA’s current exhibition, Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now. Local silhouette artist, Brandi Still, will be creating custom silhouettes of our visitors to take home.

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Intermediate Pottery Wheel Throwing

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Throw on the pottery wheel and create functional art in this intermediate course.

News

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 […]

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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.

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