<h1 class="page">JA FUND FOR CONTEMPORARY ART</h1> <div id="header"> <h1> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja" class="title">The Junior Associates</a> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups" class="affiliates">A MoMA Affiliate Group</a> </h1> <div id="ja-nav"> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/about">About</a> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog">Blog</a> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/calendar">Calendar of Events</a> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/fund" class="selected">JA Fund for Contemporary Art</a> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/faq">FAQ</a> </div> </div> <div id="ja-content"> <div id="ja-main"> <div class="ja-container"> <p>Since the group&#8217;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.</p> <p>The Junior Associates consider supporting MoMA and MoMA PS1 to be a top priority. JA contributions have helped to secure significant acquisitions such as <a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=52031">Gordon Matta-Clark’s <em>Circus-The Caribbean Orange</em> (1978)</a>, <a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=36774">William Kentridge’s <em>Drawing from Stereoscope</em> (1998–99)</a>, and <a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/works/184738?locale=en">Laurie Simmons&#8217;s </a><em><a href="http://www.moma.org/collection/works/184738?locale=en">How We See/Look 1/Daria</a> </em>(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 <a href="http://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1611"><em>Maria Hassabi: PLASTIC</em>,</a> <em><a href="http://momaps1.org/exhibitions/view/403">Greater New York</a></em>, and <em><a href="http://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1542">Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective</a></em>.</p> <p>The JA endowment, raised between 1998 and 2004, supports <em><a href="http://www.moma.org/learn/lectures_events/experiment#current">Artists Experiment</a></em>—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 <a href="http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/projects/">Projects</a>, an exhibitions series that focuses on the work of emerging artists.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>The Junior Associates&#8217; dedication to both MoMA and MoMA PS1 is recognized and appreciated by the Museum&#8217;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.</p> </div> </div> <div id="ja-sidebar"> <div class="ja-heading"> Upcoming JA events </div> <div class="ja-container"> <div class="ja-post"> <strong><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/calendar/the-armory-party">The Armory Party</a></strong> <div class="ja-meta"> <strong>March 1, 2017&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="separator">|</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;8:00 p.m.</strong> </div> </div> <div class="ja-post"> <strong><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/calendar/a-collection-visit-at-ubs">A Collection Visit at UBS</a></strong> <div class="ja-meta"> <strong>March 9, 2017&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="separator">|</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.</strong> </div> </div> <div class="ja-post"> <strong><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/calendar/the-modern-party-3">The Modern Party</a></strong> <div class="ja-meta"> <strong>March 16, 2017&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="separator">|</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.</strong> </div> </div> <div class="view-all"> <small><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/calendar">View all upcoming events <span class="arrow">&raquo;</span></a></small> </div> </div> <div class="ja-heading"> From the JA blog </div> <div class="ja-container"> <div class="ja-post"> <strong><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/the-junior-associates-visit-with-artist-laurie-simmons">A Visit with Artist Laurie Simmons</a></strong> <div class="ja-meta"> By <a href="https://www.moma.org/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/author/jessica-womack">Jessica Womack</a> </div> </div> <div class="ja-post"> <strong><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/a-visit-with-ryan-mcginness-at-lower-east-side-printshop">A Visit with Ryan McGinness at Lower East Side Printshop</a></strong> <div class="ja-meta"> By <a href="https://www.moma.org/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/author/jessica-womack">Jessica Womack</a> </div> </div> <div class="ja-post"> <strong><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/why-were-involved">Why We’re Involved</a></strong> <div class="ja-meta"> By <a href="https://www.moma.org/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/author/jordan-sanders">Jordan Sanders</a>, <a href="https://www.moma.org/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/author/susi-kenna">Susi Kenna</a> </div> </div> <div class="view-all"> <small><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog">View all posts <span class="arrow">&raquo;</span></a></small> </div> </div> <div id="ja-join"> Become a member of<br /> <strong>The Junior Associates</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.moma.org/support/membership/junior_associates_categories" class="button-rounded">Join/renew/give membership</a> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <div id="ja-contact"> <div class="ja-container"> <div class="left"> <h3>Contact Us</h3> E-mail: <a href="mailto:infoja@moma.org">infoja@moma.org</a><br /> Phone: (212) 333-1240 </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div>