The Art of the Matter gala, 2016. Photo: Jarred Gastreich.
The Art of the Matter gala, 2016. Photo: Jarred Gastreich.

Contemporary Circles

Contemporary Circle members not only provide vital philanthropic support to CAM, they are part of its spirit. In recognition of their generous commitment to the art and life of the city, members enjoy unparalleled access to the Museum and the contemporary art world through private tours, exclusive artist experiences, and art-centered travel opportunities.

All Contemporary Circle members enjoy:

  • Invitations to such exclusive member programs as Member Previews, In the Studio, and Cocktail with the Curators
  • Discounted ticket prices to select programs such as Feast Your Eyes
  • Reserved seating available at CAM lecture events including Artist Talks and Works in Progress
  • Reciprocal benefits and privileges at more than 1,000 museums throughout North America
  • 10% discount in CAM’s shop
  • Recognition in, and subscription to, Mesh, CAM’s annual magazine
  • Tax-deductible membership

Patron Circle


All Contemporary Circle member benefits plus:

  • Invitation to Patron Previews with exhibiting artists
  • Invitation to CAM’s annual Contemporary Circle Dinner, featuring Lisa Melandri’s “State of the Museum” address
  • On-site donor recognition
  • Recognition as a philanthropic leader on CAM’s website
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Benefactor Circle


All Patron Circle benefits plus:

  • Personal tour of museum and exhibition led by CAM staff (by appointment)
  • Invitations to Collectors Forum—a twice yearly program featuring private collections and guest speakers
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<em>KAWS: FAR FAR DOWN</em>, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, May 5–August 13, 2017. Photo: Dusty Kessler.

Collector Circle


All Benefactor Circle benefits plus:

  • Invitations to exclusive events with visiting artists, guest curators, and art experts
  • Art-related travel opportunities with CAM executive director and curators
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<em>Marco Brambilla: Materialization/De-Materialization</em>, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, February 6–April 11, 2015. Photo: David Johnson.

Curator Circle


All Collector Circle benefits plus:

  • Behind-the-scenes exhibition tours for up to ten guests
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<em>ACCUMULUS</em>, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, June 5–September 27, 2015. Photo: David Johnson.

Director Circle


All Curator Circle benefits plus:

  • Recognition as a significant philanthropic leader and individualized museum experiences
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<em>Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013</em>, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, January 24-April 13, 2014. Photo: David Johnson.

Chairman Circle


All Director Circle benefits plus:

  • Special recognition opportunities
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