Acquisition Group for Contemporary Art

The GAAC is the first Acquisition Committee created in France. It has a unique way of working: the patrons submit artists whose works they wish to see joining the collections to the curatorial team.
The members of the GAAC enjoy :
- To be talent scouts, to make proposals, and to advocate for their choices in front of other members.
- To work in conjunction with a curator in order to put together a file towards the acquisition of an innovative piece.
- To meet all the artists considered for acquisition during study meetings throughout the year.
- To meet at the Musée national d’art moderne with the Director, the curatorial team and the other members.
- To benefit from a hybrid program of events in physical or digital with a community of passionate amateurs.

These advantages are designed in a hybrid way, they will be offered in physical or virtual format, depending on the context.

The benefits

Attribution of your donation to a specific acquisition, by vote, during the two annual acquisition commission meetings
Privileged contacts with the advising curators of the group.
Meetings to study the dossiers for the acquisitions: meeting with the artists, visits of workshops and fairs.
Meeting with Bernard Blistène, director of the Museum and the advising curators.
/ Meeting with the other friends and patrons of the Museum and members of the group.
Original program of private visits of exhibitions and artists’ studios, and discovery of the cultural institutions.
Study trip to visit the contemporary emerging scene with one of the advising curators.
: Participation in cultural outings and trips in France (visits to exhibitions with the curators, encounters with artists and cultural figures from the region).
One international trip with the members of the other committees and the donors of the Museum.
Unlimited priority access to the Centre Pompidou.
Visits to the Centre Pompidou’s exhibitions presented by their curators on Tuesdays, the day that the museum is closed to the public.
Personal invitations to the pre-openings of the Centre Pompidou for two
VIP Passes to major contemporary art fairs in Europe

As well as the additional benefits at the Centre Pompidou

Free and privileged access to the Centre Pompidou’s programming for selected events (workshops, lectures, meetings with artists and evenings at the Museum)
Free Film Screenings at the Centre Pompidou and the BPI, except Cinéma du Reel.
Reduced entry fee for all shows, children & family workshops, and “Face aux Oeuvres” cycles.
5% off at the Centre Pompidou gift shop, and 10% off on the online store (excluding books)