Contemporary Art Society

View and discuss works of contemporary art with our group of enthusiasts, collectors, and connoisseurs. Share insights and experiences by participating in exciting programming, which includes lectures, tours, and social events that explore the constantly changing art of our times.

Since 1961, members of the Contemporary Art Society of the Cleveland Museum of Art have generously supported the growth of the museum's contemporary collection by helping to purchase 20 significant works of art. We invite you to join us in continuing to infuse our museum with the special energy and excitement created by contemporary art.

The organization's principal objectives are to encourage, support, and stimulate the collection and study of contemporary art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and to foster the appreciation of contemporary art among its members and the museum's audiences.

Bellwether, a project of the Cleveland Museum of Art, is an open-ended series of discussions and events. Each episode looks different and takes place in a different part of the city, but shares the common goal of discovering the possibilities and limitations of art as a transformative tool in Cleveland’s post-industrial context. To learn more, click here.


  • $100 single
  • $150 couple
  • $250 contributing member
  • $500 sustaining member

To join or for more information contact Emily Rebmann at 216-707-2592 or cas [at] clevelandart.org.

Card: Gallery 229. Foreground: Alien Huddle, 1993-1995. Martin Puryear (American, b. 1941.) Red cedar and pine; 134.6 x 162.5 x 134.6 cm. Gift of Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro 2002.65. Background: Stairs, 2010. Monika Sosnowska (Polish, b. 1972). Steel, paint; 294.6 x 165.1 x 88.9 cm. Gift of Scott C. Mueller and Margaret Fulton Mueller and Sundry Art-Contemporary Fund 2011.1