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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 2022

September
Fall for Art cocktails and collection viewing at the home of Phyllis and Bill Mack 
October
Overnight in Philadelphia*, including a private tour of the Modigliani exhibit at the Barnes Foundation


Benefits of Membership

• 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 
•  Art-themed trips in North America*
•  Complimentary admission to select NYC art fairs
•  Invitations to partner events 
•  Free admission to The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, for you and a guest (please call the AFIM office in advance to arrange)
•  Subscription to The Israel Museum magazine
•  Invitation to The Israel Museum’s annual International Council (IC) meeting of supporters in Jerusalem every June

*Extra fees required


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Select Past Events

Visits to the studios of artists Peter Halley, 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, 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