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The Contemporary Austin

Developing and educating a broad audience for the visual arts in Austin

three stars

86.08

700 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701
tel: (512) 453-5312   Web Site
EIN: 74-1233816

Board Leadership
Richard Marcus & Jeanne Klein
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.08 three stars
  Financial 86.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1961 as Laguna Gloria Art Museum, the Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) is dedicated to developing and educating a broad audience for the visual arts in Austin, focusing primarily on 20th-century and contemporary art. AMOA presents and originates a broad range of exhibitions designed to appeal to a general audience as well as occasional shows of more challenging work. Lively interpretative programming emphasizes interdisciplinary connections between the visual arts and other art forms and creates connections to our lives today. With two locations to welcome our city and its visitors, AMOA presents an array of art experiences in the fun, informal, and collaborative spirit of Austin. As a community-oriented museum, we reflect the character and vibrancy of our city.

Established in 1961 as Laguna Gloria Art Museum, the Austin Museum of Art (AMOA) is dedicated to developing and educating a broad audience for the visual arts in Austin, focusing primarily on 20th-century and contemporary art. AMOA presents and originates a broad range of exhibitions designed to appeal to a general audience as well as occasional shows of more challenging work. Lively interpretative programming emphasizes interdisciplinary connections between the visual arts and other art forms and creates connections to our lives today. With two locations to welcome our city and its visitors, AMOA presents an array of art experiences in the fun, informal, and collaborative spirit of Austin. As a community-oriented museum, we reflect the character and vibrancy of our city.

Financial

three stars

86.17

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.57
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Contemporary Austin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Contemporary Austin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Contemporary Austin (TX) 86.08 three stars
Walker Art Center (MN) 86.82 three stars
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA) 88.87 three stars
Whitney Museum of American Art (NY) 90.62 four stars
SITE Santa Fe (NM) 88.61 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,838,922
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $203,759
   Fundraising Events $761,226
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $222,735
Total Contributions $5,026,642
   Program Service Revenue $1,696,618
Total Primary Revenue $6,723,260
   Other Revenue $468,870
TOTAL REVENUE $7,192,130
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,037,507
   Administrative Expenses $641,666
   Fundraising Expenses $787,870
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,467,043
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $725,087
   
Net Assets $21,235,229

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Exhibition Program $3,015,301 59.9%
Continuing Art Education $1,066,732 21.2%
Community Engagement $658,745 13.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 86.08 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.18 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 86.34 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.41 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 88.06 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 84.45 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 83.31 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 66.73 one star
2010-12 04/01/2012 69.04 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.03 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 66.84 one star
2008-12 06/01/2010 71.98 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 66.39 one star
2006-12 04/01/2008 59.27 one star
2005-12 04/01/2007 51.87 zero star
2004-12 03/01/2006 48.96 zero star
2003-12 04/01/2005 46.18 zero star
2002-12 05/01/2004 63.98 one star
2001-06 02/05/2003 83.86 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 74-1233816
Name in IRS Master File CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1963
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$335,000 5.18% Louis Grachos Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Contemporary Austin (TX) 86.08 three stars
Whitney Museum of American Art (NY) 90.62 four stars
Orange County Museum of Art (CA) 85.08 three stars
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL) 87.71 three stars
The Institute of Contemporary Art (MA) 87.20 three stars

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The Contemporary Austin
700 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
tel: (512) 453-5312
EIN: 74-1233816

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Board Leadership

Richard Marcus & Jeanne Klein
President

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