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The Junior Associates
The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art is an affiliate group for the Museum's young patrons ages 21 to 40. Founded in 1990, the group provides its members with the opportunity to participate in and support modern and contemporary art programs, both at the Museum and within the art community at large. Members enjoy an extensive schedule of events, including visits to artists' studios, private collections, and galleries; curatorial walkthroughs; behind-the-scenes tours; and invitations to openings at the Museum. Members also actively support MoMA by making significant contributions to curatorial departments, exhibitions, and education programs with funding from dues, individual gifts, and pledges. Through the dedication and enthusiasm of its members, The Junior Associates has established itself as an integral part of the Museum and its future.
For more information about The Junior Associates, please call (212) 333-1240 or go to www.moma.org/ja.
The Contemporary Arts Council
The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art was established in 1949 by Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, III, and was designed to actively involve the Museum's younger members in contemporary art programs. More than fifty years later, the CAC is recognized as one of the Museum's important sources of support for the exhibition, acquisition, and study of contemporary art. CAC members are collectors and art enthusiasts who are deeply committed to the mission of MoMA and the CAC. Members enjoy a broad range of special programs that offer privileged access to the Museum's collection and staff. Sample activities include tours of MoMA exhibitions and visits to private and corporate collections and artists' studios. The CAC also has an extensive art-focused travel program, traveling most recently to China (September 2008), Los Angeles (March 2008), Denmark and Sweden (October 2007), and Germany (June 2007).
Membership is by invitation and there are restrictions with regards to art professionals.
For more information about The Contemporary Arts Council, please call (212) 708-9519.
The Friends of Education
The mission of The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art is to foster a greater appreciation of art created by African American artists and to encourage African American participation and membership at MoMA. In addition to financial support, the group's members provide invaluable assistance to the Museum's outreach efforts to the African American community. Founded in 1993, The Friends of Education hosts educational activities, gallery talks, and studio visits for its members. In addition, the Friends created a special fund to make annual gifts to the Museum for the purchase of art created by African American artists. Membership is by invitation only.
For more information about The Friends of Education or to join the mailing list, please call (212) 408-8517 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The aim of the A+D Circle is to cultivate awareness and discussion of modern and contemporary architecture and design through interaction with both The Museum of Modern Art's collection and members of the architecture and design community at large. In addition, the Circle supports MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design through fundraising events and financial support. Members enjoy privileged access to exhibitions, lectures, and symposia, as well as private curatorial tours of buildings, architects' and designers' studios, and collections. Membership is open to all, but the size of the group is limited.
For more information about the A+D Circle, please call (212) 708-9540 or email email@example.com.
The Associates of the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books
The Associates is a small group of Museum members who are interested in modern and contemporary prints and illustrated books and are also, for the most part, collectors. It is a dues-paying educational and social group that meets once a month and also supports the Museum's print collection. Art dealers, publishers, and others who derive their income from the sale or production of art are not eligible for membership. The Associates' program includes lectures and discussions with artists and art historians, as well as visits to workshops, galleries, museums, auction houses, and private collections. Dues are primarily used for the annual acquisition of one or more major prints for the collection.
For more information about The Associates of the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, please call (212) 708-9616.
The Friends of Contemporary Drawing
The Friends of Contemporary Drawing is a small group of international collectors with a particular interest in contemporary art. Meeting three to four times a year in New York—and occasionally in other cities—for exhibitions, lectures, private tours, studio visits, and study sessions, the group provides major support exclusively for the acquisition of contemporary works for the Museum's Department of Drawings. Membership is by invitation only, and Friends are expected to become members of the Museum. Friends have close contact with the curatorial staff and enjoy by-appointment viewing privileges of the Museum's collection of more than 10,000 works on paper.
For more information about The Friends of Contemporary Drawing, please call (212) 708-9553.
The Museum of Modern Art's Library Council is a group of approximately one hundred members whose contributions benefit the historic and contemporary research collections in MoMA's Library and Museum Archives. Acknowledged as being among the world's most important scholarly resources, these collections are made available to an international community of scholars and readers in the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Center. A central focus of the Library Council is its artist's publication program. At least every other year, the Library Council publishes a specially printed artist's book or edition that is intended to shed light on the Museum’s collection and to give artists an opportunity to experiment with the book as an art form. As a benefit of participation, members receive a copy of the edition published during their membership year. During the year the Council hosts several gatherings, often held in private homes and libraries, but also including walkthroughs of exhibitions held at MoMA and outside institutions.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the program in greater detail, please contact Milan Hughston, Chief of Library and Museum Archives, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or May Castleberry, Editor, Contemporary Editions, at email@example.com.
The Photography Council
The Photography Council of The Museum of Modern Art was established in 1986. Open by invitation only, it is an association of collectors and others seriously interested in the art of photography and in The Museum's photography collection. Our events enable members to deepen their involvement in photography and the photography community, and to develop relationships with the curatorial staff of MoMA's Department of Photography. At each event a noted historian, critic, collector, or—most often—working artist is invited to join the Council and staff to discuss a body of work, an exhibition, or an important issue in photography. Dues are used to support the acquisition of photographs for the collection.
For more information about The Photography Council, please call (212) 708-9626.
The Contemporary Circle of MoMA PS1
The Contemporary Circle is the first-ever affiliate group for young friends of MoMA PS1. Founded in 2006, the group provides unique, behind-the-scenes access to one of the most dynamic and vital contemporary art institutions in the world, from exhibitions and programs to artists and curators. Members of the group are invited to exclusive events at MoMA PS1 and around the city, including artists' studio and gallery visits, private curatorial walkthroughs, VIP openings, the Warm Up summer music series, and many other special happenings throughout the year. Contemporary Circle members also receive a MoMA membership.
For more information about The Contemporary Circle or MoMA PS1, please call (718) 786-7375 or go to www.momaps1.org.