Chaired by Ellen Kelson
Members are intimately involved in the acquisitions process as ICP's curatorial staff chooses significant photographic works to build the permanent collection. Debates over collection choices and curatorial discussions provide insights into works both within and outside the photographic canon. At each meeting, ICP curators present new works for purchase, after which members, alongside Executive Director Mark Robbins and Chief Curator Brian Wallis, decide where to direct committee contributions through a lively exchange. Participation begins at $7,000.
Education and Community Programs Committee
Chaired by Bicky Kellner and Lois Zenkel
Members play a key role in funding the programs of the School at ICP, including expanding audience development and museum education initiatives. At each meeting, members learn about an aspect of ICP's master's degree, certificate, continuing education, or community programs. Guest lectures and off-site tours are often components of these gatherings. As a benefit of membership in this Committee, members periodically receive complimentary school publications. Participation begins at $5,000.
Chaired by Janice Stanton
Members assist staff in the development and funding of museum exhibitions in conjunction with ICP's long-term exhibition goals. At each meeting, members receive an overview of current and proposed exhibitions from curatorial staff, often previewing new discoveries. Curators periodically present slides of new work from around the world, providing members with unique exposure to contemporary photography. Executive Director Mark Robbins and Chief Curator Brian Wallis give brief reports at each meeting and members decide where to direct committee contributions. Studio visits, gallery tours, and presentations, often with well-known photographers, follow meetings or occur on other dates during the year. As a benefit of membership in this Committee, members periodically receive complimentary exhibition catalogues. Participation begins at $7,500.
Friends of the Library
Chaired by Evan Mirapaul and Stephanie Shuman
Friends of the Library support ensures that ICP is able to sustain and develop the library's increasingly important role in the community, providing free access to resources rarely found in other libraries and databases, many of which are unique to ICP. Friends will be invited to many special events exclusive to ICP's library supporters, including displays, celebrations, in-depth discussions on publications, screenings, and pop-up reading rooms. As a Friend of the Library, you will receive a special, limited-edition publication each year, available only to Friends. Participation begins at $1,000.