Bound Together by the MCA

Board Collectors Community

Many founders of the new MCA were outsiders who had not been invited to join the board of the Art Institute.

So I came on board. And it was great fun. It was a group of committed donors, who for a long time, had collected art, who knew each other and were bound together in some fashion. One of the reasons they were bound together was because they didn't have a window at the Art Institute. At that time, the Art Institute was not going to be interested in contemporary art and also had, I think, no Jewish members on the Board. So, for two reasons, everybody thought they should form a contemporary museum, and they did.

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