Building a permanent collection is a collective project. It takes the work of curators, artists, donors, and many others to bring works of art into a museum collection, to continually care for and interpret them. Here, we invited former ICA curators to reflect on a single work of art in the collection with which they have a significant relationship. Some of these curators brought an artist’s work to the ICA for the first time, others organized an important exhibition featuring the work, and still others have long-standing relationships with the artists. These short texts offer personal glimpses into the work and care of curating and collecting.