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Collectors Circle

An active group of art enthusiasts, collectors, and philanthropists, CAMH’s Collectors Circle offers members the opportunity to expand and enrich their knowledge of contemporary art. Members receive access to behind-the-scenes visits to artists’ studios, tours of renowned private collections, an invitation to attend an annual trip, and opportunities to connect with CAMH Curators and Director Bill Arning. Contributions to Collectors Circle benefits the Museum’s cutting-edge exhibitions and arts education programs.


Past Collectors Circle Highlights

In the 2016–17 season, members toured the private art collections of Elizabeth & Steve Crowell, Blakely & Trey Griggs, Janet & Paul Hobby, Elisabeth & Brian McCabe, Bill Colburn, and Lynn Goode & Harrison Williams. In addition, members visited the artist studio of Earl Staley and peeked inside the corporate collection of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Also in 2017, CAMH Director Bill Arning led the group’s annual trip, taking members on a tour of Frieze Art Fair in New York City, New York.

Choose Your Membership Level & Benefits

2011 Collectors Circle Trip

Connoisseur Circle – $2,500

  • Invitation for two people to the full season of Collectors Circle events, including two Connoisseur Circle-only events
  • Opportunity to attend the annual Collectors Circle trip*
  • Invitation to CAMH’s Gala Auction Preview Party
  • Benefits of an Advocate CAMH membership

Opening Reception for the exhibition "Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped" at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, August 18, 2017. Photo by Martin Yaptangco.

Collectors Circle – $1,000

  • Invitation for two people to seven Collectors Circle events
  • Opportunity to attend the annual Collectors Circle trip*
  • Invitation to CAMH’s Gala Auction Preview Party
  • Benefits of an Advocate CAMH membership

2016 Collectors Circle private collection tour at the home of Blakely and Trey Griggs. Photo by Christina Brungardt.

Associate Circle – $500

  • Invitation for two people to five Collectors Circle events
  • Opportunity to attend the annual Collectors Circle trip*
  • Invitation to CAMH’s Gala Auction Preview Party
  • Benefits of an Advocate CAMH membership