The Contemporaries

Keep your finger on the pulse of today’s contemporary art world with innovative programs that foster conversation, learning, and connecting. Contemporaries members are invited to experience activities with diverse guests and topics, tour art fairs with museum curator, meet emerging artists, and get insider perspectives.

Eager to take your first step into the Fox Cities arts community? Join the Contemporaries today and be a part of something more. Contemporaries’ membership requires a $1,000 Membership Level (Benefactor Level) or an annual donation of $1,000 or more.

Typical programs may include:

  • Presentations: Artists We’re Watching and Why. Introducing members to new artists and artistic practices

  • Artist Talks: Insightful conversations between curators and artists

  • Tours: Walking tours of art and architecture including visits to private collections

  • In-Person/Virtual Studio Visits: Connecting members with artists beyond the Fox Valley
  • Travel: Opportunity to Register for curated trips to visit with artists, museum directors, curators, and collectors in contemporary art hot spots. Locations could include Milwaukee, Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles. Fees apply.
  • Access to help jury first round of TMA Contemporary and Artist Awards
  • TMA Talks Topics: Help TMA select the subject matter for the speaker roster for the upcoming year.

Become a member of the Contemporaries ($1,000+)

Upcoming Contemporaries’ Events in 2024:

  • Artist studio visits (one per quarter)
    • EJ Solie – Neenah
    • Lee Mothes – Kaukauna
    • Appleton Artist TBD
    • Milwaukee Artist TBD
  • 3-day Chicago trip to Art Expo (April 11-14)
  • Preview Exhibit Openings
    • TMA Contemporary & Award Voting (May 25, 1 – 3PM)
    • Looking Exhibition: (Sept 25 3:30 – 4:30PM)
  • Tour Bank of Kaukauna Art Collection (Summer, Date TBD)