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Director's Acquisition Committee

The Director’s Acquisition Committee (DAC) meets twice a year to discuss potential acquisitions of new works of art in consultation with curators and UMMA staff.

UMMA curatorial staff propose acquisitions in presentations that include art historical research, information about community and student use, pedagogy, and larger collection strategy. Members make a yearly contribution to an acquisition fund that is used by UMMA to purchase works from contemporary artists. The committee has a focus on acquiring works from artists with backgrounds currently underrepresented in UMMA’s collection.

Current DAC

Lisa Applebaum
Birmingham, MI

Catherine Benkaim and Barbara Timmer
Beverly Hills, CA

Wayee Chu
San Francisco, CA

Cecelia Karz
Los Angeles, CA

Shivam and Margo Parikh
Little Ferry, NJ

Mark Phillips
Greensboro, NC

Amelia Relles
New York, NY

Annabelle Rollins
Ann Arbor, MI

Nicole Schloss
New York, NY

William (Billy) Susman, Co-Chair
New York, NY

Jordan Tabach-Bank, Co-Chair
Beverly Hills, CA

Bruce Vinokour
Pacific Palisades, CA

Recent DACquisitions

Manika Nagare
oil on canvas
Catherine Opie
chromogenic color print on paper
Jarod Lew
archival pigment print
Suchitra Mattai
fabric, metallic thread, and sequins on vintage frame
Stephanie Syjuco
pigmented inkjet print on paper
Stephanie Syjuco
pigmented inkjet print on paper
Masimba Hwati
brass, iron, copper, carbon steel, and plastic
Photo by Mark Gjukich

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