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As part of the Museum family, members enjoy an enhanced experience of the Museum and all it has to offer. All membership proceeds support the Museum, one of the most beloved art museums in the country, by helping to present and preserve its great works of art now and for future generations.

Membership Benefits

We offer a variety of options so you can choose the membership level best for you!

All Members Enjoy:

Unlimited free Museum admission
  • Main Museum building
  • Art After 5 live music program every Friday night
  • Beautifully restored Rodin Museum and garden
  • Historic Houses Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove
  • Perelman Building
Special Access
  • Members' Previews of select exhibitions, before they open to the public
  • Members-Only Tours
  • Free tickets and priority reservations for ticketed exhibitions*
  • Members' Calendar and Members' E-Newsletter
Valuable Discounts
  • Reduced parking rates (first hour free, $8 for the next 4 hours)
  • 10% off Museum dining and shopping
  • 20% off courses, concerts, lectures, and audio tours
  • One 20% off Museum Store coupon per year
Affinity Groups
Members have the opportunity to join the Museum's Affinity Groups, which provide unique opportunities to experience the Museum and further support its mission through a variety of social and philanthropic events.

* The number of free tickets depends on the level of membership, and is the total amount you may receive free during the run of the exhibition.

Membership Options

Click on the membership names below to learn about the special benefits for each membership option.

Student $40**

$26 is tax-deductible
(Proof of current, full-time enrollment required)
  • Membership benefits for one adult
  • One free adult ticket for ticketed exhibitions
  • Membership benefits for two adults (designate two individuals or choose one Guest Card)
  • Membership benefits for four youths, 18 and under
  • Two free adult tickets and four free youth tickets for ticketed exhibitions
  • Membership benefits for two adults (designate two individuals or choose one Guest Card)
  • Membership benefits for four youths (18 and under)
  • Four free adult tickets and four free youth tickets for ticketed exhibitions
  • Two one-time use guest passes for free general admission

Ambassador $225

Your Passport to over 50 Museums!
$137 is tax-deductible
  • Membership benefits for two adults (designate two individuals or choose one Guest Card)
  • Membership benefits for four youths (18 and under)
  • Four free adult tickets and four free youth tickets for ticketed exhibitions
  • Two one-time use guest passes for free general admission
  • Free admission for two to over 50 museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Art Institute of Chicago; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Museum Circle

Join the Museum Circle to deepen your relationship with the Museum, significantly contribute to Philadelphia’s premier art institution, and preserve its great works of art now and for future generations.

Sustainer $400-$749

All but $120 is tax-deductible

All Ambassador benefits, PLUS:

Additional Admission Privileges
    Free Admission for 4 Adults!
  • Unlimited free general admission for two additional adults (four total) every time you visit
  • Two additional (four total) one-time-use guest passes for free general admission
Enhanced Access
  • Opportunities to enjoy special educational programs
  • Invitations to Museum Circle Previews, offering an intimate setting to experience exhibitions
  • Borrowing privileges for books in the Museum Library’s Art Fiction Collection
Added Convenience
  • No service charge for ticket orders
  • Priority ticketing for Members-Only Bus Trips
  • Access to Museum Circle phone line and e-mail for specialized ticketing services

Sponsor $750-$999

All but $144 is tax -deductible

All Sustainer benefits, PLUS:

Enhanced Access
  • Invitations for two to social receptions, where you’ll enjoy fascinating lectures, special events, and the company of other Museum Circle members
  • Recognition in the annual listing of donors in Developments

Patron $1,000-$2,499

All but $244 is tax deductible

All Sponsor benefits, PLUS:

Enhanced Access
  • An invitation for two to the annual Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Museum
  • Two tickets for a guided tour of one exhibition before public hours
  • An invitation for two to a special program and reception with the Director of Membership

Leadership Annual Giving

Through unique and diverse events and exclusive access to Museum experts, Associates and Chairman's Council members witness firsthand how their support positively impacts the art, the people, and the programs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Members also enjoy concierge services that encourage personal interaction with art and culture and once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences.

The Associates $2,500+

Dedicated individuals whose commitment is critical to the Museum's mission to connect more people with great art.

Associate Member
Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999
(all but $399 is tax deductible)

All Patron benefits, plus

Extraordinary Access
  • Stimulating programs that deepen your relationship with the Museum: curator lectures, exhibitions previews, lunchtime and evening talks with PMA experts, private explorations of the collection, and more
  • Complimentary invitations to select exhibition opening celebrations (New!)
  • Exclusive day trips and extended domestic and international travel
  • Four VIP passes for ticketed exhibitions
  • Four general admission guest passes to share with family and friends

Tailored Service and Recognition
  • Dedicated staff liaisons to craft your Museum engagement through customized private tours, direct connections with our extraordinary specialists, travel recommendations, and much more!
  • Special access to VIP passes for international art fairs
  • Inclusion in donor recognition materials, including the Museum’s donor plaque and member lists

Learning and Enrichment
  • Free enrollment in one Museum art history course
  • Family programs to engage the kids in your life
  • One exhibition catalogue and all Museum Bulletins (softcover scholarly publications)
  • Developments magazine, offering an insider’s view of the latest Museum activities, exhibitions, and acquisitions

Associate Sponsor
Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999
(all but $549 is tax deductible)

All Associate Member benefits, plus
  • Annual luncheon with the Chairman’s Council and Museum leadership
  • Behind-the-scenes events highlighting the inner workings of the Museum’s curatorial and conservation departments (New!)
  • Eight VIP passes for ticketed exhibitions
  • Two exhibition catalogues

The Chairman's Council $10,000+

With an elevated level of support comes an elite level of service. The Chairman’s Council enjoys customized access as well as a slate of exclusive events, travel excursions, and learning opportunities designed to emphasize the extraordinary impact of their philanthropy.

Chairman's Council Member
Gifts of $10,000 to $14,999
(all but $689 is tax deductible)

All Associate Sponsor benefits, plus
  • Exclusive receptions and visits to private homes and collections
  • Complimentary invitations to additional exhibition openings and gallery dedications
  • Ten VIP passes for ticketed exhibitions
  • Six general admission guest passes to share with family and friends
  • All Museum-produced publications

Chairman's Council Member Plus
Gifts of $15,000 to $24,999
(all but $719 is tax deductible)

All Chairman's Council Member benefits, plus
  • Lunch and a tour of the Museum with a staff member of your choice

Chairman's Council Patron
Gifts of $25,000 to $49,999
(all but $895 is tax deductible)

All Chairman's Council Member Plus benefits, plus
  • Complimentary access to select subscription events

Chairman's Council Benefactor
Gifts of $50,000 - $99,999
(all but $945 is tax deductible)

All Chairman's Council Patron benefits, plus
  • A tour of the collection and private dinner by Stephen STARR Events with The George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer (for up to six guests)

Chairman's Council Leadership Circle
Gifts of $100,000 or more
(all but $945 is tax deductible)

All Chairman's Council Benefactor benefits, plus
  • Personally customized membership and individualized concierge service at the highest level—call us for all your Museum and art world needs


Enhance Your Membership

Enhance any membership at the Individual level or higher by joining these groups:

Young Friends

$50 per person per year
(Must be 21 or over to join and may only be added to an existing or new membership)

Join this premier group of young art lovers committed to supporting the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Through engaging social events, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities, these members are the next generation of philanthropists for arts and culture in the Philadelphia region.

The Young Friends host fund-raising events ranging from festive happy hours to formal black-tie galas, raising money that is donated to the Museum for art acquisition, conservation and preservation projects, educational programs, and outreach initiatives. Learn More >>

View Young Friends Calendar >>
View a sample of Young Friends acquisitions>>

Become a Young Friend and enjoy:
  • Invitations to special Young Friends-designed programs, including private tours, art-inspired excursions, and opportunities to meet and learn from museum curators, staff, and leadership
  • Discounts on ticketed Young Friends events, including some of the city’s most popular fundraisers: Fall into Art, Holiday Party, and Winter Gala
  • Networking and social opportunities where you’ll mingle with the region’s most culturally engaged young professionals
  • Philanthropic investment in one of the largest and most renowned museums in the country

Join or Renew with Individual Benefits
Join or Renew with Dual Benefits

Collab

$100 per membership per year

Collab is a collaboration of design professionals and enthusiasts supporting the modern and contemporary design collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A volunteer committee founded in 1970, Collab is dedicated to enriching the Museum’s collections with outstanding examples of mass-produced and unique designs, and to making the collections accessible to the general public, students, and the design community. Now among the most important in the country, the design collections of more than 2,000 objects range from appliances and furniture to ceramics, glass, posters, wallpapers, and lighting.

Members of Collab receive special access to a variety of design related programs at the Museum, including private curator led tours, free admission to Collab’s annual Spring Lecture, discounted tickets to Collab’s signature program, the Design Excellence Award, and other member benefits. Learn more>>

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Friends of the Alfred Stieglitz Center

Friend $500 or Benefactor $1,000 per membership per year

The Friends of the Alfred Stieglitz Center of the Philadelphia Museum of Art bring together collectors, artists, curators, and other enthusiasts of photography to celebrate the photographic art form at the Museum and beyond. The Friends enjoy a dynamic slate of programs, including access to private collections, artists, and curators; exclusive lectures, gallery talks, and receptions; trips to art fairs and galleries; and a variety of educational programs that showcase the Museum’s collections and study spaces. Through funds raised by the group, the Friends of the Alfred Stieglitz Center present annual purchase gifts for the Museum's photography collection. Learn more>>

Join Or Renew at the Friend Level ($500)

Join Or Renew at the Benefactor Level ($1000)


** Please note: gift memberships are available at the Individual level and above, not at the Student level.

For more information, please contact Membership by phone at 215-684-7840, by fax at 215-235-0042, or by e-mail at .

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