Young Collectors Council

The Young Collectors Council (YCC) is a dynamic leadership group for young professionals ages 21-40 who seek to further their understanding of contemporary art and culture. Members connect with artists of our time, prominent collectors, and leading figures in the art world through monthly programs of educational and social events designed by the museum's curators.

An integral part of the YCC is the Acquisitions Committee, a unique opportunity for members to meet twice a year to vote on new acquisitions for the museum’s contemporary collection. Acquisitions Committee members are also invited to a number of additional events including artist studio visits and private collection tours.

Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator, Collections, Lauren Hinkson, Assistant Curator, Sara Softness, Curatorial Associate, and Susan Thompson, Assistant Curator, work with the YCC throughout the year, informing programming and proposing works for the Acquisitions Committee.

Chairs of the YCC
Noreen K. Ahmad
Astrid Hill Dattilo
Alexandra Economou
Anne Huntington

For more information about the Young Collectors Council, please contact or 212 423 3534.

See all Young Collectors Council benefits and view upcoming events and programs.


Guggenheim Young Collectors Party

Young Collectors Party

YCC members, artists, curators, and art world influencers gathered on March 19, 2015, for the annual Young Collectors Party. The evening featured a performance by DJ Afrika Bambaataa.

See photos from the event and read about recent acquisitions made possible by the YCC. 

YCC Acquisitions Committee

YCC Acquisitions Committee

The Young Collectors Council Acquisitions Committee recently acquired works by artists Karla Black and Margaret Lee for the Guggenheim. Black’s sculptural installation Make Yourself Necessary (2012) and Lee’s sculpture and photograph Eggplant (phone) and Eggplant (hello) (both 2012) are exciting additions to the museum’s contemporary holdings.

Read more about the recently acquired artworks by artists Karla Black and Margaret Lee.

Art Fund

YCC Art Fund

The Guggenheim's Young Collectors Council Art Fund supports the acquisition of new works by emerging artists. The YCC and its Acquisitions Committee are the only group of young professionals in New York that has made a lasting commitment to support emerging contemporary artists and expand the collection of a major, internationally recognized museum. Over the last 16 years, the YCC has raised funds to purchase more than 120 works for the museum’s collection.

Make a gift online to the Young Collectors Council Art Fund. Gifts are 100% tax-deductible.

Upcoming Young Collectors Council Events and Programs

Special Events

YCC Acquisitions Committee Artist Studio Visit

Monday, February 22, 6:30–7:30 pm

Join fellow YCC Acquisitions Committee members for an artist studio visit with Josephine Meckseper. More

Special Events

YCC Lower East Side Gallery Meet-up with YCC Curators

Saturday, February 27 @ 12 pm

Join YCC Curators on a visit to a selection of gallery exhibitions. More

Tours & Gallery Programs

YCC Curator-led Tour of Peter Fischli David Weiss

Wednesday, March 23, 6:30–8 pm

YCC members are invited for a private after-hours reception and tour of Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better. More

Special Events

Young Collectors Party

Thursday, March 31 @ 9 pm

The Young Collectors Party raises critical funds to support the acquisition of new works by emerging artists for the Guggenheim’s contemporary collection. More

Special Events

YCC Spring Acquisitions Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 12, 6–9 pm

The semi-annual meeting of the YCC Acquisitions Committee convenes to discuss the museum’s collection and vote on new acquisitions. More

Special Events

YCC Artist Dinner with Ken Okiishi

Wednesday, June 8, 7–9 pm

Join fellow Young Collectors Council members and Guggenheim curators for a dinner to celebrate YCC artist Ken Okiishi. More

Special Events

YCC Curator-led Tour of Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

Monday, June 13, 6:30–8 pm

YCC members are invited for a private after-hours reception and tour of Moholy-Nagy: Future Present. More

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