Promoting a better understanding of modern and contemporary art

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Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art (FMCA), the museum’s oldest auxiliary, supports and enhances the DIA’s James Pearson Duffy Department of Contemporary Art by promoting a better understanding of modern and contemporary art. FMCA also creates fundraising initiatives that contribute to the purchases of important new works of art in diverse mediums. 

The FMCA has commissioned several works from leading contemporary artists, including Yoko Ono and Robert Morris.

For more information, please 313.833.6966 or fmca@dia.org.

All FMCA members can attend lectures, enjoy curator-led tours of the DIA collection and special exhibitions, and participate in the FMCA Annual Meeting. Members also receive invitations to visit private collections, go on tours, and attend other exclusive FMCA events. 

Annual membership dues are listed below. In order to be eligible for membership in Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art, you must be a member of The Detroit Institute of Arts.

Membership Level

Membership Level Annual Dues
Individual $50
Dual $100
Patron $250
Contributor $500
Supporter $1,000
Benefactor $1,500
Major Benefactor $2,000



Join/Renew Membership

In order to be eligible for membership in FMCA, you must be a member of The Detroit Institute of Arts.

OFFICERS

Linda Watson, Chair

Alan Ross, Vice Chair

Andrea Morganroth, Secretary

Lisa Nederlander, Secretary

Nick Difazio, Treasurer



BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gayle Camden  

Gretchen Davidson 

Paul Jacobs

Izegbe N’Namdi 

Nancy J. Rands

Sandra Seligman 

Nedda Shayota

Wendy Silverman

Janis Wetsman



STAFF

Jill Shaw, Curator 

Edward Maki-Schramm, Development Liaison