For the past 28 years, MCASD’s premier membership groups—the International Collectors and the Contemporary Collectors—have provided significant funds for the acquisition of new works for the Museum’s collection through their annual dues. Each year, MCASD’s curatorial staff organizes an exhibition of works, entitled Prospect, to be considered for acquisition by the Collectors. One or more of these works are then selected by ballot at the annual Selection Dinner, which is generously underwritten by Northern Trust. Thanks to the Collectors’ support, MCASD has added almost 100 works to its collection—works that were collectively purchased for approximately $3 million and that today are valued at over $12.4 million. The support of the International and Contemporary Collectors has allowed MCASD’s curators the vital support to discover new artists, enrich the MCASD collection, and build an engaged and informed community of collectors in San Diego.
Prospect 2014 is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, with funding provided by MCASD’s International and Contemporary Collectors. Institutional support for MCASD is provided, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.