Avant Garde


Discover Avant Garde: The Next Generation of Collectors

MCASD’s Avant Garde group was created to provide a gathering place for the vibrant community of 30- to 40-something art enthusiasts and creative professionals to network with artists, curators, collectors, and their peers. The focus for this group is “backstage access” to the arts and offers exclusive participation in the Museum’s C.A.T. (Contemporary Art Thing) Series. The C.A.T. Series is wide ranging in scope and includes everything from private collection visits, to cocktail mixers with artists, and installation tours with artists and curators! Collectively, these events focus on the behind-the-scenes aspects of our local art community. C.A.T. Series take place on a quarterly basis and speak to the group’s overall desire to maintain the inside scoop on what is happening in the arts!

Members of Avant Garde provide financial support for the museum and cultivate future leadership by developing and nurturing the next generation of art collectors and community leaders.

Be a part of the Avant Garde Annual Fundraiser: The Spring Thing. This is a special night hosted by Avant Garde that invites fellow MCASD Members, friends and family, and our local community to join together for a thrilling night of art, dancing, food cocktails and lots of surprises! From family-style tasting dinners to interactive parties with artists, each year is a unique and transformative experience, and offers the perfect opportunity to become more involved with the Museum, all while enjoying a great party!

The Avant Garde fee includes year-round Museum benefits for two people-perfect for a couple, or an individual who can bring a friend to each event.As a Member of Avant Garde, you will receive all the benefits of the X Membership, PLUS:

  • Invitation to the C.A.T. Series, exclusively for Avant Garde Members
  • Special Avant Garde ticket pricing for The Spring Thing fundraiser
  • Invitations to our exclusive hosted Supporters’ Receptions
  • Curator-led tours (by appointment)

Avant Garde Membership is $500 a year, or $50 a month for new Members. Join today!

For more information, please contact:

April Farrell, Senior Annual Giving Manager
858 454 3541 x162