Contemporary Circle


The Contemporary Circle connects art enthusiasts with artists and curators to engage with contemporary art through innovative exhibitions, programs and events. The generosity of these members directly supports the growth of the Jewish Museum’s contemporary priorities, including temporary exhibitions, new commissions for the collection and the site-specific series Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings.  


Join Contemporary Circle

For additional information about joining the Contemporary Circle, please contact Hillary Bliss at 212.423.3214 or via email at

Event Invitations

  • Trading Places: walks to quirky sites in New York City picked and introduced by a contemporary artist.
  • The Big Escape: an annual curator-led tour to a unique and undiscovered art destination in and around New York City.
  • Instant Discourse: personal and informal discussions with Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings artists and the curator in the artist’s studio or gallery.
  • The 92nd Salon: an in-depth exploration of a current Jewish Museum exhibition with featured artists and curators at a collector’s home. 
  • Special Guests: VIP receptions and private viewings of new exhibitions at the Jewish Museum.

Annual Benefits

  • Concierge service for direct access to Museum curators.
  • Unlimited free admission to the Museum for you and a guest.
  • VIP passes to prestigious contemporary art fairs across the country. 
  • Complimentary tickets to contemporary art-related Public Programs. 
  • Complimentary catalogues for contemporary exhibitions. 
  • Listing in the annual donor recognition pages of the Museum's Newsletter.