Support Group

Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art

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iPhone Photography

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

iPhone Photography

September 22 @ 1:00 pm

Learn iPhone camera tips and techniques while exploring artwork in the museum. Then in the studio, use a free app to alter photos and merge them together.

Liberation of St Peter

September 22 @ 2:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Judy Cook will lead a discussion on Liberation of St Peter by Giovanni Lanfranco in the Italian galleries.

Afrofuturism Collage

September 22 @ 2:00 pm

Drop in to Bart’s ArtVenture for a kids art-making activity led by Teen BMA!

Crocheted Cacti

September 24 @ 6:00 pm

Make a forever plant with only one stitch.

Homeschool Studio Ceramics

September 25 @ 2:00 pm

Learn about ceramics from around the world through the museum’s collection and exhibitions including Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and apply similar techniques in class.

Animal Portraits

September 25 @ 6:00 pm

Capture the personality and humor of animals through drawing and mixed media techniques including the grid method.

Indian Classical Concert

September 26 @ 6:30 pm

The Indian Cultural Society invites you to join them for a very special concert with Confluence, a unique trio of North Indian classical master musicians, featuring Mr. Jesse Bannister, Pratik Shrivastav, and Pt. Subhen Chatterjee.

Black Out Opening Party

September 27 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for an exclusive first look at Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now, an exhibition that explores the previously unstudied art form of the silhouette by investigating its deep historical roots and considering its forceful presence today. Black Out presents historic silhouettes from the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and other institutions […]

Kids Art 101

September 28 @ 10:00 am

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

All Things Bright and Beautiful

September 29 @ 2:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on All Things Bright and Beautiful by Amy Sherald in the Contemporary gallery.

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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