The ICA San José is excited to launch the ICA Social Club: A Master Class in Collecting Contemporary Art. Participants will have “behind the scenes” access to experts and leaders in all aspects of the Contemporary Art ecosystem. After a series of exciting conversations and happy-hours, our private 8-class program will culminate in the chance to put your collecting skills to work as we connect you directly with some of the most important artists of today. This educational series will commence via Zoom January 28th with a free kick-off event that is open to the general public. All following programming will be available to qualifying members only. See below for a master class schedule and check back regularly for updates on master class descriptions.
ICA Social Club Schedule
January 28 – Social Club Kick-Off with special guest Conrad Egyir, Facade Project Artist
(The event will be free and open to the general public)
February 11 – Collectors: Assembling a Collection
February 25 – Galleries: Tips, Tricks & Trends
March 11 – Advisors & Auctions: On the Money
March 25 – Curators: A Curator’s Eye
April 1 – Speed Dating the Artists Pt. 1
April 8 – Speed Dating the Artists Pt. 2
April 15 – Speed Dating the Artists Pt. 3
Week of April 12 and April 19 – Private Art Advising and Small-group walkthroughs to be scheduled. (Available for Contemporary Collectors Level ($1500) and above. This benefit may be virtual or in-person as Covid restrictions permit.)
April 24th – ICA Social Club Auction event
The ICA Social Club will convene as a casual, bi-weekly gathering of members to connect with artists and art-world experts from all over the globe, discuss the evolving perspectives of the art world on what it means to be a collector, and enjoy sipping signature spirits with great company. In true seminar style, participants can choose to delve into course material through some non-compulsory, deep-dive learning opportunities and small group discussions.
Access to this programming along with tickets to our virtual auction will be available to our members at the Collector ($250) level and above. Members at the Contemporary Collectors level ($1500) and above will enjoy early access to view auction artworks through private viewing and art advising sessions with Curator and Director of Public Programs, Christine Koppes and Executive Director and Chief Curator, Alison Gass. Additional special artist access and experiences will be provided beginning at Contemporary Collectors Circle ($2500).
We hope you can join us as we launch our exclusive programming, the ICA Social Club, to gain new perspectives on the art world, connect with our greater art community and have access to some of the most prolific emerging artists of our time. If you’re not already a member or would like to upgrade your membership, visit our membership page below or contact our Membership Manager, Lisa Cavigliano at firstname.lastname@example.org, to join the ICA Social Club today!