The Junior Associates

Founded in 1990, The Junior Associates are an affiliate group of art-lovers between the ages of 21 and 40—and one of New York City’s most dynamic young patrons programs. While participating in and supporting modern and contemporary art initiatives—both at the Museum and within the greater art community—JAs have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with artists, curators, collectors, and their fellow members.

For more information, please visit or call (212) 333-1240.

The A+D Circle

The A+D Circle cultivates awareness of architecture and design through interaction with MoMA’s collection and via contact with key players in the architecture and design community. Strengthening the Museum’s engagement with modern and contemporary practice, The A+D Circle supports MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design through fundraising events.

For more information, please email or call (212) 708-9549.

The Friends of Education

Founded in 1993, The Friends of Education foster a greater appreciation for art created by African Americans and artists of the African diaspora. The Friends also seek to encourage African American participation and membership at the Museum. Programming includes educational activities, gallery talks, studio visits, and more. In addition, there is a special Friends fund that makes annual gifts to the Museum for the purchase of work by African American artists. Membership is by invitation, and there are restrictions regarding art professionals.

For more information, please email or call (212) 408-8517.

The Library Council

The Library Council is a group that augments the historic and contemporary research collections in MoMA’s Library and Archives. These collections, among the world’s most important scholarly resources, are available to an international community 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 Council publishes an artist’s book or edition that sheds light on the Museum’s collection and give artists an opportunity to experiment with the book as an art form.

For more information, please call (212) 708-9430.

The Contemporary Drawing and Print Associates

The Associates are a group of collectors with an avid appreciation of modern and contemporary drawings and prints. The group meets eight times per year for behind-the-scenes events that include visits to artists’ studios and print workshops; private curator-led visits to museums, galleries, and private collections; and lectures and discussions with artists and art historians. Members are able to enjoy close contact with the curators in MoMA’s Department of Drawings and Prints, and dues are used primarily to support the annual acquisition of one or more major works on paper for the Museum’s collection. For more information, please call (212) 708-9702.

The Family Council

The Family Council is a patron group for families who have a passion for modern and contemporary art, along with a desire to support MoMA’s vibrant educational activities. Through a series of intimate programs, members gather several times a year for unparalleled access to the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. Events—geared toward families with children from three to 11—include private educator-led workshops, curator-led tours, family film screenings, and more. It’s a prime opportunity to further the entire family’s enthusiasm for the arts.

For more information, please email or call (212) 708-9519.

The Photography Council

The Photography Council, established in 1986, is an association of collectors and those who are seriously interested in the art of photography and in the Museum’s photography program. Four events each year, along with a range of informal exchanges, enable members to deepen their involvement with the medium and the broader photography community, and to foster relationships with MoMA’s Department of Photography. For more information, please call (212) 708-9406.

The Contemporary Arts Council

Established in 1949 by Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, III, The Contemporary Arts Council was designed to actively involve the Museum’s members in contemporary-art appreciation. More than six decades later, the CAC is recognized as one of MoMA’s most important sources of support for the exhibition, acquisition, and study of contemporary art. Members enjoy a broad range of special programming, which includes private curatorial tours of Museum exhibitions, talks with contemporary artists at galleries and in their studios, private receptions at collectors’ homes, day trips, and more. Membership is by invitation, and there are restrictions regarding art professionals.

For more information, please call (212) 708-9519.

The Director’s Council

The Director’s Council brings together a dynamic group of supporters with a passionate interest in MoMA’s mission. Created for the express purpose of engaging art collectors and enthusiasts from around the globe, the Council’s programming provides exclusive access to the Museum’s collection and leadership.

For more information, please email or call (212) 408-6327.