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The Modern Circle

Al Held (American, 1928–2005) | Taxi Cab III | 1987.156

The Modern Circle brings together patrons and collectors in support of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. Members benefit from a rich and varied program of events, while their contributions ensure the success of the department's activities, including acquisitions and publications. On offer are about ten gatherings per year, including curator-led tours of special exhibitions, visits to contemporary artists' studios, private collection viewings, exclusive presentations of recent acquisitions, and international travel opportunities.

Annual dues: $15,000 ($14,242 is tax deductible)

For more information, please contact Sally McBride at 212-396-5126 or sally.mcbride@metmuseum.org.

Highlights of Past Events

  • Private visit to Jeff Koons's studio
  • Met Opera dress rehearsal for William Kentridge's production of The Nose with reception and remarks by the artist
  • Evening at the Museum with Ellsworth Kelly and the Friends of The Costume Institute
  • Visit to The Brant Foundation in Greenwich, Connecticut

Above: Al Held (American, 1928–2005). Taxi Cab III, 1959. Acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas; 107 1/2 x 368 1/2 in. (273.1 x 934.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Robert Miller and Purchase, George A. Hearn Fund, 1987 (1987.156)

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