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.
In March, the Collectors Circle spent four days in Bentonville and in Fayetteville, Arkansas.