JA FUND FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Since the group’s inception in 1990, The Junior Associates have been committed supporters of exhibitions, programs, and acquisitions at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1.
The Junior Associates consider supporting MoMA and MoMA PS1 to be a top priority. JA contributions have helped to secure significant acquisitions such as Gordon Matta-Clark’s Circus-The Caribbean Orange (1978), William Kentridge’s Drawing from Stereoscope (1998–99), and Laurie Simmons’s How We See/Look 1/Daria (2014). Additionally, each year The Junior Associates contribute substantially to the most exciting and innovative exhibitions at MoMA and MoMA PS1, including recent standouts such as Maria Hassabi: PLASTIC, Greater New York, and Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective.
The JA endowment, raised between 1998 and 2004, supports Artists Experiment—an annual initiative in the Department of Education that brings together contemporary artists in dialogue with MoMA educators to conceptualize ideas for developing innovative and experimental public interactions—and Projects, an exhibitions series that focuses on the work of emerging artists.
The JA Fund for Contemporary Art, supported by dues and gifts from members of The Junior Associates, will continue to make a philanthropic impact on contemporary exhibitions, programs, and acquisitions.
The Junior Associates’ dedication to both MoMA and MoMA PS1 is recognized and appreciated by the Museum’s Trustees and staff, and by the wider art community. The group looks forward to playing a strong role in the future of the Museum and hopes that JA members will continue their generous support of the organization.
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