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 Tricia Y. Paik, Curator of Contemporary Art, as well as a Museum Affiliate liaison.
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Clayton Miller, President
Janneane Blevins, Vice-President
Nela Swinehart, Treasurer
Dr. Beth Peyton, Secretary
Carter Wolf, Membership
Anna White, Mindy Taylor Ross, Dorothy Alig, Thomas Robertello, Jenny Skehan, Anne Surak, At-Large
Travis DiNicola, Past President
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.