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Enjoy More Art, Nature, and People

NCMA members receive special invitations to events, free access to exhibitions, and discounts on concerts, food, merchandise, and more. Members also have the good feeling of knowing they are providing important support for the Museum's mission.

Become a Member

See all membership levels and their associated benefits in the dropdown menus below.

Contact

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

(919) 664-6754
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Gift of Membership

Make 2021 the year of possibilities for those special to you with the gift of NCMA membership. Open the door to a year of endless opportunities for all ages to participate in programs that inspire and enrich learning.

Gift membership includes a host of benefits, including free first-time exhibition visits, advance ticket purchasing opportunities, and discounts in the Museum Store. This offer includes a special NCMA welcome gift that can be delivered directly to your recipient or picked up by you to personally deliver at a time of your choosing. Learn more about this offer

 

Membership Levels

As a member you’ll enjoy free admission to exhibitions, invitations to special events, discounts in the Museum Store and so much more! Memberships are good for one year, beginning when the membership is purchased and lasting 12 consecutive months. For Patron level and above memberships, you may waive your benefits; in that case your membership becomes 100 percent tax deductible, and no sales tax will be charged.

  • 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 summer films
  • One discounted admission to all summer 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
  • Preview, the Museum’s members publication, mailed to your home
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to exhibition preview parties
  • 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 preview days and Member Mondays during large special exhibitions
  • Fully tax deductible

An individual (senior discount) is available for ages 65 and over (subtract $10 from Individual membership).

An Individual (educator) membership is available to full-time teachers, which includes additional mailings about upcoming educational programs, lectures, and events, including Educators eNews  (subtract $10 from Individual membership).

 

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  • Membership for two adults living at the same address, including children 18 and under
  • Two free admissions for all ticketed exhibitions
  • 50% discount on admission for additional visits to ticketed exhibitions for the cardholders
  • Two free admissions to all summer movies
  • Two discounted admission to all summer concerts, music-movie combos, indoor film series, and chamber music series
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store and the online store
  • Preview, the Museum’s members publication, mailed to your home
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to exhibition preview parties
  • Member price for special events
  • Advance sale of select exhibition and event tickets
  • Free or discounted admission to children’s programs, events, activities
  • Notices and announcements of Museum events, programs, and activities
  • Member e-newsletter
  • Member-only preview days and Member Mondays during large special exhibitions
  • Fully tax deductible

A Dual/Family (senior discount) is available for ages 65 and over (subtract $10 from Dual/Family membership).

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All DUAL/FAMILY benefits for two people

  • Membership for two adults living at the same address, including children 18 and under
  • Free admission for all ticketed exhibitions for two adults plus children in household
  • 50% discount on admission for additional visits to ticketed exhibitions for the cardholders
  • Free admission for two adults plus children in household for all summer movies
  • Discounted admissions for two adults plus children in household to all summer concerts, music-movie combos, indoor film series, and chamber music series
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store and the online store
  • Preview, the Museum’s members publication, mailed to your home
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to exhibition preview parties
  • Member price for special events
  • Advance sale of select exhibition and event tickets
  • Free or discounted admission to children’s programs, events, activities
  • Notices and announcements of Museum events, programs, and activities
  • Member e-newsletter
  • Member-only preview days and Member Mondays during large special exhibitions

PLUS THESE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Two free Guest Passes. Additional free tickets to exhibitions, or outdoor movies.
  • Enrollment in ROAM (Reciprocal Organization Associated Museums) program, representing more than 200 Museums in North America, as well as NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum Membership) program, representing more than 500 museums. Members often get free or reduced admission and select discounts.
  • Advance sales for Art+Cuisine, Art in Bloom, and other select social and educational events
  • Opportunity to rent Museum facilities for private functions (fees apply)
  • $50 is tax deductible
  • ​Free admission for two adults to the Museum’s annual celebration

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All patron-level benefits for two people

  • Membership for two adults living at the same address, including children 18 and under
  • Free admission for all ticketed exhibitions for two adults plus children in household
  • 50% discount on admission for additional visits to ticketed exhibitions for the cardholders
  • Free admission for two adults plus children in household for all summer movies
  • Discounted admissions for two adults plus children in household to all summer concerts, music-movie combos, indoor film series, and chamber music series
  • Two free Guest Passes. Additional free tickets to exhibitions, or outdoor movies.
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store and the online store
  • Preview, the Museum’s members publication, mailed to your home
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to exhibition preview parties
  • Member price for special events
  • Advance sale of select exhibition and event tickets
  • Free or discounted admission to children’s programs, events, activities
  • Notices and announcements of Museum events, programs, and activities
  • Member e-newsletter
  • Member-only preview days and Member Mondays during large special exhibitions
  • Enrollment in ROAM (Reciprocal Organization Associated Museums) program, representing more than 200 Museums in North America, as well as NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum Membership) program, representing more than 500 museums. Members often get free or reduced admission and select discounts.
  • Advance sales for Art+Cuisine, Art in Bloom, and other select social and educational events
  • Opportunity to rent Museum facilities for private functions (fees apply)
  • ​Free admission for two adults to the Museum’s annual celebration

PLUS THESE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

 
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All sustainer-level benefits for two people

  • Membership for two adults living at the same address, including children 18 and under
  • Free admission for all ticketed exhibitions for two adults plus children in household
  • 50% discount on admission for additional visits to ticketed exhibitions for the cardholders
  • Free admission for two adults plus children in household for all summer movies
  • Discounted admissions for two adults plus children in household to all summer concerts, music-movie combos, indoor film series, and chamber music series
  • New Benefit: Two free Super Passes. Additional free tickets to exhibitions, or outdoor movies. restrictions will apply.
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store and the online store
  • Preview, the Museum’s members publication, mailed to your home
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to exhibition preview parties
  • Member price for special events
  • Advance sale of select exhibition and event tickets
  • Free or discounted admission to children’s programs, events, activities
  • Notices and announcements of Museum events, programs, and activities
  • Member e-newsletter
  • Member-only preview days and Member Mondays during large special exhibitions
  • Enrollment in ROAM (Reciprocal Organization Associated Museums) program, representing more than 200 Museums in North America, as well as NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum Membership) program, representing more than 500 museums. Members often get free or reduced admission and select discounts.
  • Enrollment in AMRN (Art Museum Reciprocal Museum Network) program, which adds more than 30 major museums
  • Advance sales for Art+Cuisine, Art in Bloom, and other select social and educational events
  • Opportunity to rent Museum facilities for private functions (fees apply)

PLUS THESE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Free admission for two to one summer concert
  • $430 is tax-deductible

 

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

All Benefactor Membership privileges for two people

  • Membership for two adults living at the same address, including children 18 and under
  • Free admission for all ticketed exhibitions for two adults plus children in household
  • 50% discount on admission for additional visits to ticketed exhibitions for the cardholders
  • Free admission for two adults plus children in household for all summer movies
  • Discounted admissions for two adults plus children in household to all summer concerts, music-movie combos, indoor film series, and chamber music series
  • Free admission for two to one summer concert
  • Two free Guest Passes. Additional free tickets to exhibitions, or outdoor movies.
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store and the online store
  • Preview, the Museum’s members publication, mailed to your home
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to exhibition preview parties
  • Member price for special events
  • Advance sale of select exhibition and event tickets
  • Free or discounted admission to children’s programs, events, activities
  • Notices and announcements of Museum events, programs, and activities
  • Member e-newsletter
  • Member-only preview days and Member Mondays during large special exhibitions
  • Enrollment in ROAM (Reciprocal Organization Associated Museums) program, representing more than 200 Museums in North America, as well as NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum Membership) program, representing more than 500 museums. Members often get free or reduced admission and select discounts.
  • Enrollment in AMRM (Art Museum Reciprocal Museum Network) program, which adds more than 30 major museums
  • Advance sales for Art+Cuisine, Art in Bloom, and other select social and educational events
  • Opportunity to rent Museum facilities for private functions (fees apply)
  • ​Free admission for two adults to the Museum’s annual celebration

PLUS THESE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Free admission for two to an exhibition members opening or preview reception
  • Invitation to the annual Director’s Circle’s spring event and the Humber Society dinner in the fall
  • One free exhibition catalogue or art book
  • $955 is tax deductible

For additional information or to discuss involvement with the Museum at one of these membership levels, contact Billy Wilson at 919-664-682 or by email

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

All Fellow-level benefits for two people

  • Membership for two adults living at the same address, including children 18 and under
  • Free admission for all ticketed exhibitions for two adults plus children in household
  • 50% discount on admission for additional visits to ticketed exhibitions for the cardholders
  • Free admission for two adults plus children in household for all summer movies
  • Discounted admissions for two adults plus children in household to all summer concerts, music-movie combos, indoor film series, and chamber music series
  • Two free Guest Passes. Additional free tickets to exhibitions, or movies.
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store and the online store
  • Preview, the Museum’s members publication, mailed to your home
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to exhibition preview parties
  • Member price for special events
  • Advance sale of select exhibition and event tickets
  • Free or discounted admission to children’s programs, events, activities
  • Notices and announcements of Museum events, programs, and activities
  • Member e-newsletter
  • Member-only preview days and Member Mondays during large special exhibitions
  • Enrollment in ROAM (Reciprocal Organization Associated Museums) program, representing more than 200 Museums in North America, as well as NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum Membership) program, representing more than 500 museums. Members often get free or reduced admission and select discounts.
  • Enrollment in AMRN (Art Museum Reciprocal Museum Network) program, which adds more than 30 major museums
  • Advance sales for Art+Cuisine, Art in Bloom, and other select social and educational events
  • Opportunity to rent Museum facilities for private functions (fees apply)
  • Free admission for two to an exhibition members opening or preview reception
  • Invitation to the Humber Society dinner in the fall
  • One free exhibition catalogue or art book
  • ​Free admission for two adults to the Museum’s annual celebration

PLUS THESE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Complimentary admission for two to the annual spring Director’s Circle event
  • Free admission for two to two summer concerts
  • Free admission for two to special behind-the-scenes events
  • $2,455 is tax deductible

For additional information or to discuss involvement with the Museum at one of these membership levels, contact Billy Wilson at 919-664-682, or  by email

Join or Renew

Humber Society members provide support that helps enhance the Museum’s national and international reputation.

All Director’s Circle level privileges for two people

  • Membership for two adults living at the same address, including children 18 and under
  • Free admission for all ticketed exhibitions for two adults plus children in household
  • 50% discount on admission for additional visits to ticketed exhibitions for the cardholders
  • Free admission for two adults plus children in household for all summer movies
  • Discounted admissions for two adults plus children in household to all summer concerts, music-movie combos, indoor film series, and chamber music series
  • Two free Guest Passes. Additional free tickets to exhibitions, or movies.
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store and the online store
  • Preview, the Museum’s members publication, mailed to your home
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to exhibition preview parties
  • Member price for special events
  • Advance sale of select exhibition and event tickets
  • Free or discounted admission to children’s programs, events, activities
  • Notices and announcements of Museum events, programs, and activities
  • Member e-newsletter
  • Member-only preview days and Member Mondays during large special exhibitions
  • Enrollment in ROAM (Reciprocal Organization Associated Museums) program, representing more than 200 Museums in North America, as well as NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum Membership) program, representing more than 500 museums. Members often get free or reduced admission and select discounts.
  • Enrollment in AMRN (Art Museum Reciprocal Museum Network) program, which adds more than 30 major museums
  • Advance sales for Art+Cuisine, Art in Bloom, and other select social and educational events
  • Opportunity to rent Museum facilities for private functions (fees apply)Two personalized membership cards
  • Free admission for two to an exhibition members opening or preview reception
  • One free exhibition catalogue or art book
  • ​Complimentary admission for two to the annual spring Director’s Circle event
  • ​Free admission for two to three summer concerts
  • ​​Free admission for two to special behind-the-scenes events
  • Free admission for two adults to the Museum’s annual celebration

PLUS THESE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Complimentary admission for two to the Humber Society dinner in the fall
  • A curator-led preview tour of select exhibitions
  • Travel opportunities with the Museum director to tour museums and view private collections
  • $5,165 is tax deductible

For additional information or to discuss involvement with the Museum at one of these membership levels, contact Billy Wilson at 919-664-682, or email

Join or Renew

All Humber Society level privileges for two people

  • Membership for two adults living at the same address, including children 18 and under
  • Free admission for all ticketed exhibitions for two adults plus children in household
  • 50% discount on admission for additional visits to ticketed exhibitions for the cardholders
  • Free admission for two adults plus children in household for all summer movies
  • Discounted admissions for two adults plus children in household to all summer concerts, music-movie combos, indoor film series, and chamber music series
  • Two free Guest Passes. Additional free tickets to exhibitions, or outdoor movies.
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store and the online store
  • Preview, the Museum’s members publication, mailed to your home
  • Invitations and discounted tickets to exhibition preview parties
  • ​Member price for special events
  • Advance sale of select exhibition and event tickets
  • Free or discounted admission to children’s programs, events, activities
  • Notices and announcements of Museum events, programs, and activities
  • Member e-newsletter
  • Member-only preview days and Member Mondays during large special exhibitions
  • Enrollment in ROAM (Reciprocal Organization Associated Museums) program, representing more than 200 Museums in North America, as well as NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum Membership), representing more than 500 museums. Members often get free or reduced admission and select discounts.
  • Enrollment in AMRN (Art Museum Reciprocal Museum Network) program, which adds more than 30 major museums
  • Advance sales for Art+Cuisine, Art in Bloom, and other select social and educational events
  • Opportunity to rent Museum facilities for private functions (fees apply)Two personalized membership cards
  • Free admission for two to an exhibition members opening or preview reception
  • One free exhibition catalogue or art book
  • Complimentary admission for two to the annual spring Director’s Circle event
  • Complimentary admission for two to the Humber Society dinner in the fall
  • Free admission for two to three summer concerts
  • Free admission for two to special behind-the-scenes events
  • A curator-led preview tour of select exhibitions
  • Travel opportunities with the Museum director to tour museums and view private collections
  • ​Free admission for two adults to the Museum’s annual celebration

PLUS THESE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Complimentary admission for two to a new director’s event recognizing cumulative annual giving of $10,000 and higher
  • $8,895 is tax deductible

For additional information or to discuss involvement with the Museum at one of these membership levels, contact Billy Wilson at 919-664-682, or by email

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