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Contemporary Art Acquisitions Committee (CAAC) members have the opportunity to support the growth of the Israel Museum’s Contemporary Art Department through the purchase of contemporary works of art. Members are invited to exclusive art events in private homes and artist studios throughout the year. The season culminates each spring in the voting meeting with the Israel Museum’s Chief Curator of the Fine Arts. Since its inception in 1999, the Acquisitions Committee has raised over $4 million for the purchase of more than 100 cutting edge works of art for the collection.

CAAC Co-Chairs
Deborah Goodman Davis
Wendy Fisher
Meredith Verona

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Upcoming Events 

February
Private tour of The Ronald S. Lauder Collection at the Neue Galerie
March/April
TBD
May
-‘The Latecomer’ book club with best-selling author Jean Hanff Korelitz
-Annual voting meeting
-Overnight to Philadelphia*

*additional fee


Benefits of Membership

• Vote in the annual CAAC meeting to select new contemporary acquisitions for The Israel Museum
• Invitations to exclusive members-only programming throughout the year in the tri-state area, including private collection visits, artist studio visits, and curator-led tours at museums, galleries and auction houses
•  Private collection visit in Miami during Art Basel 
Invitations to join AFIM on art-centric trips in the US and abroad (pending availability)*
•  Complimentary admission to select NYC art fairs
• Private tour of The Israel Museum led by a curator or senior staff (with advance notice)
•  Subscription to The Israel Museum magazine
•  Invitation to The Israel Museum’s annual International Council (IC) meeting of supporters in Jerusalem every June*

*additional fee


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Select Past Events

Visits to the studios of artists Peter Halley, Sheree Hovsepian, Robert Longo, Sarah Sze and Hiroshi Sugimoto
Annual Brooklyn Studio Day including artists Dan Colen, Diana El-Hadid, Jim Hodges, Sarah Morris, Ivan Navarro and Ursula von Rydingsvard 
Collection Viewings in the homes of Irma & Norman Braman, Amy Gold & Brett Gorvy, Barbara & Richard Lane, Chris & Richard Mack, Christophe & Anne-Gaelle Van de Weghe, and Thea Westreich Wagner & Ethan Wagner
Hamptons Day with a visit to the studio of Ross Bleckner, lunch at the home of Cheryl & Michael Minikes, and a private visit to Lisa Perry’s Onna House
Private curator-led tours of the Brant Foundation, Pace Prints, Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden, Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Christian Dior exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum
Art trips to Aspen, Bentonville, Cuba, Houston/Marfa, Mexico City, and Washington, DC/Baltimore
• Chelsea Gallery Tours