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Contemporary Art Society

Since 1962, The Contemporary Art Society (CAS) has promoted the understanding, appreciation, and collection of contemporary art. Through a dynamic series of social and educational events, CAS members enjoy privileged access to curators, artists, private collections, and travel. CAS members significantly impact the collection of contemporary art at the IMA by contributing to acquisitions and participating in voting to bring selected works into the collection.

CAS regularly hosts lectures featuring nationally and internationally renowned artists. Past artists include: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Dawoud Bey, Alfredo Jaar, Orly Genger, Josephine Meckseper, Tara Donovan, Erwin Wurm, Michelle Grabner, Richard Wentworth and Jacco Olivier. Through their generous support, CAS members help build the Museum’s contemporary art collection.

The Contemporary Art Society is led by a Board of Directors and is advised by Daniel Mason, Consulting Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, as well as Elisabeth Smith, Curatorial Assistant and Affiliate Liaison.

Stay up to date on the latest by following the CAS fan page on Facebook.

2017-2019 Board Officers

Clayton Miller, President
Janneane Blevins, Vice-President
Nela Swinehart, Treasurer
Jenny Skehan, Secretary
Mindy Taylor Ross, Dorothy Alig, Dr. Beth Peyton, Carter Wolf, Anne Surak, Christopher West, Danicia Monét, Kyle Herrington, Anna Martinez, Megan Bogard Gettelfinger, Anna White, At-Large
Travis DiNicola, Past President

CAS Membership Dues

Become a member of CAS today! In order to be eligible for membership in the CAS, you must be an IMA member.

$50 Member

All membership levels include one household or one individual plus a guest. CAS membership is completely tax-deductible.