The Contemporary Collectors and the International Collectors—MCASD ’s premier Membership groups—provide significant funds for the acquisition of new works for the Museum’s collection. Their contributions are celebrated by an annual exhibition which showcases unique works from the collection, alongside several new works which are voted on for purchase at the Collectors’ annual selection dinner.
Representing a variety of media, including sculpture, photography, and installation work, the proposed selections include work by artists featured in past and upcoming exhibitions (David Ellis and Helen Pashgian), as well as internationally known artists that would swell the ranks of MCASD ’s collection (Ai Weiwei, Sam Gilliam and Janine Antoni).
Prospect 2011 demonstrates the importance of these groups as the Museum continues to grow its collection and expand in new directions. The support of the Contemporary and International Collectors has allowed MCASD ’s curators to discover new artists, enhance the collection, and build an engaged and informed community of collectors and contemporary art supporters.
Prospect 2011 is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and is made possible thanks to contributions to the Museum Fund.
Related programs are supported by grants from The James Irvine Foundation Arts Innovation Fund, the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Institutional support for MCASD is provided, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
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