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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-$1,999

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

Join other leadership donors who share your vision and philanthropic commitment, and deepen your appreciation of all that goes into bringing the Museum, its programs, and its collection to life.

The Associates $2,000+

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

Associate Member
Gifts of $2,000 to $3,499
(all but $355 is tax deductible)

All Patron benefits, plus

Exceptional Access
  • Events and programs that bring you closer to the core of the Museum’s mission, its collections, and its staff:
    • Lunch and Learn talks
    • Exhibition breakfasts and evening previews
    • Curator lectures
    • Behind-the-scenes tours
  • Curator-led day trips and extended domestic and international travel excursions
  • An annual symposium with Museum leadership
  • Two VIP passes and two courtesy passes for special exhibitions (four total)
  • Four general admission guest passes to share with family and friends

Education and Enrichment
  • Family programs for your kids and grandkids
  • Free enrollment in one Museum art history course
  • One exhibition catalogue
  • Developments magazine, offering the inside scoop on the latest exhibitions and Museum activities

Personalized Service and Donor Recognition
  • Dedicated staff liaisons who will assist with arranging customized tours, travel recommendations, and other special requests
  • Listing in donor recognition materials and on the Museum’s donor plaque
  • Special access to VIP passes for international art fairs
  • Preferred pricing on facility rentals

Associate Fellow
Gifts of $3,500 to $4,999
(all but $467 is tax deductible)

All Associate Member benefits, plus
  • Four VIP passes and two courtesy passes for special exhibitions (six total)
  • Museum Bulletins—the Museum’s scholarly publications
  • Additional events that highlight the Museum’s collection

Associate Sponsor
Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999
(all but $704 is tax deductible)

All Associate Fellow benefits, plus
  • An annual spring luncheon with the Chairman’s Council, Museum leadership, and curators
  • Four VIP passes and four courtesy passes for special exhibitions (eight total)
  • 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 $24,999
(all but $823 is tax deductible)

All Associate Sponsor benefits, plus
  • Exclusive social and educational activities at the Museum and at private homes and collections
  • Four VIP passes and six courtesy passes for special exhibitions (ten total)
  • 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 $823 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 $923 is tax deductible)

All Chairman's Council Member Plus benefits, plus
  • Invitations to selected gallery dedication events and openings
  • Complimentary access to selected subscription-based exhibition openings

Chairman's Council Benefactor
Gifts of $50,000 - $99,999
(all but $923 is tax deductible)

All Chairman's Council Patron benefits, plus
  • A tour of the collection and private dinner 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 $923 is tax deductible)
All Chairman's Council Benefactor benefits, plus
  • Special recognition of your extraordinary generosity in support of the Museum’s annual operating needs. Individualized Museum concierge service. Call us for all your Museum 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.

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

Add-On Single Add-On Dual

Collab

$100 per membership per year

Join this group of design professionals that supports the Museum’s modern and contemporary design collection, and works to bring the best of international design to Philadelphia. Learn more>>

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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