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Connect with fellow collectors and learn to navigate the contemporary art market.

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If it’s happening in the art world today, Collect is talking about it. Learn from trendsetters, leading experts, and artists about appreciating, acquiring, and living with the art of our time.

Collect members enjoy exclusive conversations with curators, artists, and gallerists, and are invited to virtual and in-person events, including our year-end party.

Membership contributions to Collect support the group’s activities and contemporary art at the museum. Erica F. Battle, John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, provides curatorial oversight for Collect.

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Collect Events

Every year, Collect members explore the world of contemporary art together through exclusive programming. Keep an eye on your inbox for invitations to events on topics like:

Looking at Art
Enjoy a presentation from a major artist, gallerist, or critic to learn how to develop your own collector’s eye.

Learning from Artists
Get a creator’s perspective by touring the studios of leading Philadelphia-based artists.

Purchasing Art
Learn key insights into navigating the art world and purchasing works of art—at fairs, at auction, and even online.

Caring for a Collection
Purchasing a work of art is just the beginning. Hear from the experts across the art world—from auction houses to legal firms—and learn how to steward and manage your collection.

Living with Art (Benefactor Members Only)
Benefactor Members get exclusive access to one of the premier East Coast contemporary collections and discover how leading collectors live with the art they love.

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Join Collect

Become a Collect member at the $500 level or a Collect benefactor at $1,000. Membership in Collect is available exclusively to museum members.