The Knoxville Museum of Art presents On A Mission: KMA Collectors Circle Acquisitions from January 22 through March 22, 2009.
On a Mission represents the first-ever display of the more than 20 works acquired for KMA by the museum’s Collectors Circle. The exhibition features a variety of works of art that have become the core of the KMA’s contemporary holding by artists such as Bessie Harvey, Sarah Hobbs, William Morris, Nancy Rubins, Robert Stackhouse, Robert Van Vranken, Andrew Saftel, Brad Sells, Darren Waterston, William T. Wiley, and others.
Formed in 1995, Collectors Circle is a special KMA membership group that helps support the museum’s purchase of works of art. Collectors Circle has been vital to the growth of the KMA collection. Each year the group gathers for the Purchase Reception, during which members consider several works of art earmarked by the museum. The group then votes on the work(s) of its choice and those are then purchased using funds established by the group’s membership dues.