Join & Give / Become a Member

All Members Receive

  • Personalized membership card
  • Unlimited free Museum admission
  • Invitations to exhibition preview parties and member events during the year
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store and 20% discount on purchases in the Museum Café
  • Subscription to the members’ newsletter, Communiqué
  • Discounts of up to 50% on lectures, workshops, art excursions and other programs
  • Access to the Frances Hamilton White Art Reference Library
  • Full or partial tax deduction (see individual levels below)

$50 Individual

  • Free admission, program discounts and event invitations for one adult
  • Two single-visit guest passes
  • $50 may be considered tax-deductible

$70 Friends/Family

  • Free admission, program discounts and event invitations for two adults
  • Four single-visit guest passes
  • Free admission for all member’s children and grandchildren under age 18
  • $70 may be considered tax-deductible

$115 Contributor

Friends/Family benefits, plus:

  • One complimentary Museum book/video
  • Free admission and museum store discounts at over 800 museums (NARM)
  • $51 may be considered tax-deductible

$250 Supporter

Contributor benefits, plus:

  • Free admission, program discounts and event invitations for three adults
  • A complimentary copy of any Museum publication, subject to availability
  • $186 may be considered tax-deductible

$500 Patron

Supporter benefits, plus:

  • Free admission, program discounts and event invitations for four adults
  • One gift membership, Friends/Family level
  • All Museum books and videos produced during your membership year
  • $366 may be considered tax-deductible

$1,250 Director’s Circle

Patron benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to an exclusive compliannual dinner hosted by the Museum Director
  • Invitations to First Mondays @ Mingei, behind-the-scenes gatherings with the Museum Director and guest speakers, 6-8 times a year
  • Two gift memberships, Friends/Family level
  • Recognition on Donor Wall in the Museum foyer and in any Museum publications released during your membership year
  • $547 may be considered tax-deductible

NARM

Traveling? Take your benefits with you! Mingei International Museum members at the Contributor level and above receive free/member admission and member gift shop discounts at all the museums* listed below. Simply present your current membership card, marked with the gold North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program sticker, to enjoy these benefits. For a complete list of participating museums visit narmassociation.org.

Please note: some museums restrict benefits; see below for details. Acceptance of “guest of” membership cards is at each institution’s discretion; please contact museums you plan to visit to check whether your “guest of” membership card will be accepted.

*Please note: Mingei members do not receive reciprocal benefits at any museum within a 15-mile radius of the Museum (Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, Museum of Man, Museum of Photographic Arts, etc.)