Join / Director’s Circle Membership

Membership Benefits for Four Adults:

  • Personalized membership cards
  • Unlimited free admission to Mingei International Museum for four adults and all member’s children and grandchildren under age 18
  • Free reciprocal admission at over 750 museums nationwide
  • Four one-day guest passes
  • Two gift memberships at Friends/Family level
  • Invitations to complimentary exhibition preview parties and member events throughout the year
  • Invitation to a complimentary annual dinner hosted by the Museum Director
  • Special Director’s Circle exhibition preview parties
  • Invitations to First Mondays @Mingei*
  • A complimentary copy of any one of Mingei International Museum’s past publications.
  • An additional complimentary copy of any Mingei International books and videos produced during your membership year
  • 10% discount on purchases in The Collectors’ Gallery, the Museum Store
  • 20% discount on purchases at Café Mingei
  • Discounts on Museum programs and trips
  • Subscription to Communiqué, the member newsletter
  • Use of the Museum’s Art Reference Library
  • $536 may be considered tax-deductible

First Mondays @Mingei

Six to eight times a year, a special invitation is extended to all Director’s Circle Members to spend the morning with the Museum Director and special guests and go behind the scenes of the Museum and its collection.


North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program

Traveling? Take your benefits with you! Museum members at the Contributor level and above receive free/member admission and member gift shop discounts at over 850 Museums nationwide.

For a complete list of participating museums visit

  • NARM privileges do not extend to other institutions members within a 15 mile radius and may be restricted for concerts/lectures/special exhibitions and ticketed events.

Please contact the institutions you plan to visit for specific policies.

Your Support

We invite you to become a member of Mingei International Museum and experience superb folk art, craft and design all year long. Preview Museum exhibitions, meet designer craftsmen, curators and collectors, and attend lectures, symposiums, demonstrations and art excursions – all while helping to support Mingei International Museum’s superb exhibitions and quality education programs.

For more information: Contact the Membership Department at (619) 704-7517 or