The North Carolina Museum of Art

Membership

We need you now more than ever! The Museum has become what it is today through the thousands of people who have shown their support by joining as a member.

Join or renew today and be a part of the most historical time in the life of North Carolina’s greatest cultural gem.

Membership Levels

All memberships are for one year beginning when the membership is purchased and lasting 12 consecutive months.

Beginning January 1, 2015, in accordance with N.C. General Statute § 105-164.4(a)(10)—the Omnibus Tax Act—the Museum is required to charge sales tax on the non–tax-deductible portion of all memberships. The tax applied will consist of current state sales tax of 4.75% and current 2% Wake county tax. As always, please consult your tax advisor regarding tax deduction issues. 

Individual $40

  • One free admission for all ticketed exhibitions
  • 50% discount on admission for additional visits to ticketed exhibitions for the cardholder
  • One free admission to all Arts in the Museum Park movies
  • One discounted admission to all Arts in the Museum Park concerts, music-movie combos, indoor film series, and chamber music series
  • 10% discount on purchases of $10 or more in the Museum Store and the online store
  • 10% discount on cardholder’s meals in Iris, the Museum Restaurant
  • Preview, the Museum’s quarterly members magazine, mailed to your home
  • Special events and activities designed especially for members
  • Invitations to exhibition preview parties for members
  • Member price for special events
  • Advance sale of select exhibition and event tickets
  • Notices and announcements of Museum events, programs, and activities
  • Members e-newsletter
  • Member-only Mondays during large special exhibitions
  • Personalized membership card
  • Fully tax deductible

Dual $65

  • Membership for two adults living at the same address
  • All the benefits of Individual membership, times two!
  • Two membership cards
  • Fully tax deductible

Family $75

  • All the benefits of Dual membership including children 18 and under living at the same address
  • Free or discounted admission to children’s programs, events, activities
  • Two membership cards
  • Fully tax deductible

Patron $125

  • All the benefits of Family membership
  • Free admission for two additional adults for all ticketed exhibitions
  • 50% discount on admission for additional visits to ticketed exhibitions for four people
  • Four free admissions to all Arts in the Museum Park movies
  • Four discounted admissions to all Arts in the Museum Park concerts, music-movie combos, indoor film series, and chamber music series
  • Discounted ticket purchases for four people for select events
  • Free admission for two adults to the Museum’s annual Patrons Holiday Party
  • Enrollment in the North American Reciprocal Museum Membership Program (NARM), representing over 500 museums in North America. Members often get free or reduced admission and select discounts.
  • Invitation to Art+Cuisine and other select social and educational events
  • Opportunity to rent Museum facilities for private functions (fees apply)
  • $65 is tax deductible

Sustainer $250

  • All the benefits of Patron membership
  • In addition to enrollment in NARM, enrollment in the Art Museum Reciprocal Museum Network, representing an additional 33 museums throughout the United States. Members often get free or reduced admission and select discounts.
  • $190 is tax deductible

Benefactor $500

  • All the benefits of Sustainer membership
  • Two free general-admission tickets for one Arts in the Museum Park concert (subject to availability)
  • $410 is tax deductible

The Museum offers discounted memberships for seniors, educators, and students.

Senior Citizen $30

  • All Individual membership privileges for one person, age 65 or older
  • Fully tax deductible

Senior Dual $50

  • All Individual membership privileges for two people at the same address, age 65 or older
  • Includes two membership cards
  • Fully tax deductible

Educator $30

  • All Individual membership privileges for one person who is a full-time teacher
  • Includes additional mailings about upcoming educational programs, lectures, and events, including Educators e-News
  • Fully tax deductible

Student $25

  • All Individual membership privileges for one person with a valid, current student ID card
  • Fully tax deductible

Membership amount may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Membership benefits may be added or adjusted at any time.

Leadership Levels

Members at the Fellow, Director’s Circle, Humber Society, and Collector’s Cabinet Gold and Platinum levels offer support at these significant levels with the philanthropic needs of the Museum in mind. Leadership-level members enjoy additional social, educational, and travel opportunities as well as updates on the collection, upcoming exhibitions, and the Museum’s art acquisitions.

For additional information or to discuss involvement with the Museum at one of these membership levels, contact Camille Patterson, senior membership officer, at (919) 664-6760 or by e-mail, or Kathryn Yandell, senior major gifts officer, at (919) 664-6763 or by e-mail.

All leadership-level memberships are for one year lasting 12 consecutive months.

Fellow $1,000

The Fellow level of membership demonstrates a dedication to the Museum and its programs and services.

  • All Benefactor membership privileges for two people
  • Free admission for two to an exhibition members opening or preview reception
  • Invitation to the annual Director’s Circle dinner in the spring and the Humber Society dinner in the fall
  • One free exhibition catalogue or art book
  • $830 is tax deductible

Director’s Circle $2,500

Director’s Circle members help increase awareness of the Museum’s permanent collection.

  • All Fellow level privileges for two people
  • Free admission for two to the annual Director’s Circle dinner in the spring
  • Upon request, consultation with a curator on collecting or a conservator regarding art conservation
  • Free admission for two to all Arts in the Museum Park concerts
  • $2,180 is tax deductible

Humber Society $5,000

Humber Society members enhance the Museum’s national and international reputation.

  • All Director’s Circle level privileges for two people
  • Free admission for two to the annual Humber Society dinner in the fall
  • Travel opportunities with the Museum Director to tour museums and view private collections
  • Two free exhibition catalogues or art books
  • $4,350 is tax deductible

Collector’s Cabinet

These members have demonstrated their interest in and concern for the Museum and its collections and exhibitions. They enjoy special benefits throughout the year, including a private dinner with the director to discuss the state of the Museum.

Collector’s Cabinet Gold $10,000

  • All benefits of a Humber Society member
  • Recognition as a sponsor of one exhibition or special project
  • Upon request, lunch with a Museum curator
  • $9,350 is tax deductible

Collector’s Cabinet Platinum $25,000

  • All benefits of a Collector’s Cabinet Gold level member
  • Recognition as a sponsor of two exhibitions or special projects
  • $24,350 is tax deductible
Renew your membership automatically from your bank account or credit card.

Questions?

Contact the Membership Department with questions about your membership, member events, or for information on joining the Museum.

Phone: (919) 664-6754
E-mail