Men’s Arts Council (MAC) of Phoenix Art Museum was founded in January of 1967 to support the programs and activities of the Phoenix Art Museum. Admission is by invitation only. With the talents and efforts of its over 200 members, MAC organizes three distinctively different annual events: the Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000 vintage car road rally, the Copperstate Double Gun, and the Copperstate Overland vintage off-road rally. In addition, MAC members provide help in a variety of ways at the Phoenix Art Museum.
The efforts of the Men’s Arts Council enables the group to make annual contributions to the Museum’s operating budget, to financially sponsor exhibitions, and to fund two separate endowments: the Western American Art Endowment Fund and the Men’s Arts Council Sculpture Endowment Fund.
These endowments exist to fund acquisitions, support exhibitions, and foster art education at the Museum. As of 2012, MAC’s cumulative financial contribution to Phoenix Art Museum exceeded $10 million.