Contact Mary Little to Join:
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 Curatorial Support Group Manager, Bethany McClellan 205-254-2567.
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.
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 […]
In March, the Collectors Circle spent four days in Bentonville and in Fayetteville, Arkansas.