Contemporary Art Society

Membership / Contemporary Art Society

59 Central St, London EC1V 3AF, United Kingdom


The Contemporary Art Society is a charity that purchases important works of art to place in public collections across the UK. They donate works of modern and contemporary art to 72 member museums and public galleries in the UK, where they are enjoyed by over 21 million visitors a year.

Over 12,000 works have been donated to public collections since the Contemporary Art Society's foundation in 1910 – from Bacon, Freud, Hepworth and Moore in their day through to the influential artists of our own times. 

The Contemporary Art Society is the Subject Specialist Network (SSN) for contemporary art in the UK, disseminating the latest knowledge and expertise for arts professionals through a year-round programme of workshops and conferences.



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