Emerging Collectors Council

The Emerging Collectors Council is a dynamic group of burgeoning collectors and arts enthusiasts committed to supporting the Norton Museum of Art’s goal of introducing a pool of artworks and exciting new media to the permanent collection with a focus on new and diverse artists. With guidance from the Museum’s curatorial team, the Council will focus on emerging artists, galleries, and artworks with a concentration in video and digital art, new media, contemporary art, and photography.

With guidance from the Museum’s curatorial team, the Council will focus on: 

  • Emerging artists and galleries with a Florida footprint and/or cultural connections to South Florida’s communities  
  • Focus on artworks with a concentration in: Video/Digital Art, New Media, Contemporary Art & Photography 
  • This includes, but is not limited to, a focus on BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and Female Artists. 

Members of the Emerging Collectors Council (ECC) are asked to contribute anannual gift of $1,250, all of which supports the Emerging Collectors Acquisition Fund. Members are invited to attend two annual acquisition meetings during each season.  In recognition of their support, we are pleasedto share the benefits of a complimentary Young Friends Supporter* membership for two adults, as well as invitations to a suite of curated eventsfocused on private collections, prospective acquisitions, and educational opportunities.  

Annual Membership Dues: $1,250

Member Benefits: 

  • A specially curated calendar of events including annual meetings with the Curatorial team, private collection and gallery tours, and other special invitations. 

  • Young Friends Member benefits for 2 Adults 

    • Unlimited general admission for Member(s) and children under 18  
    • Free parking in the Museum’s lot 
    • Invitations to a calendar of Young Friends events including cocktail hours, networking opportunities, and unique programs for young professionals 
    • Members-only exhibition previews and lectures 
    • 10% discount in the Museum Store, Restaurant and Coffee Bar 
    • Free admission to 350+ Museums in the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) 
    • Subscription to member e-newsletter  
    • Eligibility to become a docent or volunteer 
    • Discounts on Special Programs
    • 2 Tickets to Impress Me In Paris, Young Friends Season Kickoff Party 
    • 2 Tickets to Art on Tap Event
    • Invitation and Member Pre-Sale access to ArtBeat 2023: Annual Pre-Gala Party  


Contact Morgan Stockmayer, Director of Membership at [email protected] for more information on how to join.

Emerging Collectors Council as of 8/28/23

Adam Adelson
Bettina Anderson
Jack and Dolly Boss Greary
Darlene Dzuba
Peter Conn and Oscar Garza
Dolly Bross Geary
Katherine Franckle
Kevin and Jill Harris
Paul M. and Mallory Hess
Denise and Louis Joseph
Daniel and Shanna Kahan
Stacey Leuliette
Bryan Ludwig
Shaena McPadden
Amy C. Oldenburg
Hilary and Dack Patriarca
Jessica Paindiris and Anderson Libert
Allison and James Raddock
Hayley and Jeffrey Sheldon
Pauline and Alex Shender
William Tomita
Laura and Oliver Verdier
Camilla Webster

For more information, please contact the Membership Office at:

[email protected]
(561) 659-6786.