Support Group

Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art

Contact Mary Little to Join:
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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.


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