Collectors’ Circle

Collectors’ Circle members are dedicated to increasing their own knowledge of American art and fine-art collecting while also growing the Museum’s Collection through annual purchases from an acquisition fund created by yearly dues.

The Museum’s Collectors’ Circle is a specialized group formed to encourage the exchange of ideas and interests, art learning, connoisseurship, and collecting. The group also supports the proactive development, stewardship, and conservation of the Museum’s Collection.

Collectors’ Circle events, elegant social and educational gatherings centered on collecting, are held 2–3 times throughout the year ending with an annual Year-End Selection Dinner. Dependent on space limitations, guests may be permitted at events and programs for a pre-determined fee.

Join the Collectors’ Circle and be part of expanding the Museum’s Collection!

  • $1,000 Individual: (1) One Vote — $800 for acquisition fund, which is a tax-deductible gift*
  • $1,500 Dual: (1.5) One & a Half Votes — $1100 for acquisition fund, which is a tax-deductible gift*
  • $2,000 Dual: (2) Two Votes — $1600 for acquisition fund, which is a tax-deductible gift*

Please Note

  • $200 per member is for programs/event fees, is not tax-deductible, and cannot be paid through a charitable foundation.
  • * 15% of acquisition dues will be held for a major acquisition every few years. 85% will be spent annually on Collectors’ Circle choice at the Year-End Selection Dinner.
  • Collectors’ Circle membership requires Museum membership.

For more information and to join, please call 828.253.322 x117 or email Kristen Boddy, membership & Museum events manager.

2018 acquisitions to the Museum’s Collection made possible by the generosity of the Collectors’ Circle, as well as individual members