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 who have included: Vik Muniz, Layah Ali, Kiki Smith, Amy Cutler, Ghada Amer, James Casebere, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Dawoud Bey, Alfredo Jaar, Orly Genger, Judy Levy, Josephine Meckseper, Tara Donovan and many more. Through their generous support, Contemporary Art Society (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 Lisa Freiman, Chair of the Contemporary Art Department, as well as a Museum Affiliate liaison.
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PRESIDENT - Anne Surak
VICE PRESIDENT - Travis DiNicola
TREASURER - Nela Swinehart
SECRETARY - Dr. Beth Peyton
EDUCATION - Shauta Marsh
MEMBERSHIP - Clayton Miller and Kathryn Armstrong
AT-LARGE - Anna White, Mindy Taylor Ross, Lauren Zoll, Dorothy Alig, Sherri Roizen, Jessica Lee
PAST PRESIDENT - Michael Kaufmann
Become a member of CAS today! In order to be eligible for membership in the CAS, you must be an IMA member. If you are a student and/or under the age of 35, you are eligible for a special membership rate. For more information please contact the Development department at 317-923-1331 ext. 434
Free for students (ID required)
$55 Art Professional/Young Member (under 40)
All membership levels include one household or one individual plus a guest. CAS membership is completely tax-deductible CAS acquisition fund. Donor-level members enjoy additional access to CAS organized, curator-led trips in the US and abroad to visit the world‘s greatest public and private collections and art galleries with acquisition opportunities.