Cercle International

International Circle Africa

The IC – Africa is the only acquisition committee in France dedicated to the enrichment of modern and contemporary collections through the works of artists coming from the African region. Inaugurated in 2019, the members of IC-Africa enjoy:

  • To put their points of view, experiences and personal perspectives into dialogue with those of the curators in order to acquire the African artists of tomorrow
  • To be agents of change in mentalities and perceptions through the representation of African artists in the national collections
  • To meet two times annually between Friends in order to exchange ideas and collectively promote, through art, the vast cultural richness and variety of an artistic scene in full renewal
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Attribution of your donation by vote during the IC-Africa acquisition meeting
Active contribution to the Museum’s acquisition strategy through meetings with the advising curators of the IC
Privileged contacts with Museum Director Bernard Blistène and the referent curators to the IC
Invitations to two international study trips in the company of the Museum director or a member of the curatorial team
Annual schedule of international events including some fifteen yearly meetings: receptions, Fair walkthroughs, museum exhibitions, private collections and artists’ studios visits
Privileged access to the Centre Pompidou outside the museum’s opening hours by appointment with the Friends’ team
Private Curator-led English visits of the Centre Pompidou’s exhibitions
Bimonthly program of cultural visits organized in Paris
Participation in cultural outings and trips in France (visits to exhibitions with the curators, encounters with artists and cultural figures from the region)
Unlimited priority access to the Centre Pompidou (between one and two duo passes)
One or two complimentary tickets to the Gala Dinner of the Friends of the Centre Pompidou and invitations to the other festive events (garden party in June, fashion party in July, museum party during the FIAC)
Complimentary catalogues for the major exhibitions organized by the Centre Pompidou (four per year)
VIP Pass for the major International Contemporary Art Fairs
Personal invitations to the pre-openings of the Centre Pompidou for two
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)
Reduced entry fee for the numerous cultural partners of the Centre Pompidou for the 2018-2019 season