Join the Museum Family Today

Use the links below to purchase or renew Membership, or to give the gift of Membership. Please contact the Membership and Events Coordinator at 828.253.3227, ext. 117 or via email with any questions you may have about Membership.


Before you process your membership:
Read about how We are Making It New! Learn about the benefits of becoming a MAKE IT NEW Member during our transition through a two-year commitment.
Learn more.


Enrich your involvement with the Museum by joining our vibrant family of members. Experience great art while mingling with fellow art lovers at an opening reception, watch a local ceramist throw a pot in her studio, get your hands dirty at a workshop—all this and more. As a member, you will enjoy a wide range of benefits while providing vital support for the Museum’s exceptional education programs and exciting exhibitions. We invite you to join us, renew, or give membership to the Asheville Art Museum today.



CORE BENEFITS for ALL Membership Levels During our Transition

  • NEW Free admission to more than 180 museums in the Southeast through participation in the Southeast Reciprocal Museum Program.
    (For printable SERM details click here)
  • NEW Discounts through MAKE IT NEW Partners
  • NEW Among the first to enter the New Museum at the exclusive Members-Only Preview party
  • NEW Making It Mine membership bumper sticker
  • NEW 25% discount off one item in Museum Shop on members’ birthdays
  • 10% discount at the Museum Shop
  • Subscription to the Museum’s e-newsletters and Member magazine
  • Invitations to all Museum openings, programs and special events, including members-only events
  • Discounts on ticketed Museum events and programs

PATRON-PLUS BENEFITS for ALL Upper Membership Levels During our Transition

  • All of the Core Benefits for one year for two adults and children under 18
  • NEW Free admission to more than 800 museums nationwide and in Canada through participation in the North American Reciprocal Membership program
    (For printable NARM details click here.)
  • Special PatronPlus Members’ Cocktail Party
  • Four (4) guest passes to the Museum (valid at 2 S. Pack Sq. upon the re-opening)
  • Asheville Art Museum postcard of your choice

NEW Transition opportunity: Upgrade to any PatronPlus level and receive a six (6) month Individual Gift Membership


Our Membership Levels


Individual Member $55.00
Core Benefits for one year for one adult

Artist / Educator / 60+ Senior Member $40.00
Core benefits for one year for one working artist or educator or 60+ senior

Student Member $25.00
Core benefits for one year for one student. Please  provide a copy of your valid student ID card.

Family/Dual Member $75.00
Core Benefits for one year for two adults and children under 18


Patron Member $150.00
Core and PatronPlus Benefits for one year for two adults and children under 18

Sustaining Member $300.00
Core and PatronPlus Benefits for one year for two adults and children under 18, plus…
  • NEW Private celebration before the re-opening, including guest speaker
  • NEW One (1) Guest Ticket to the exclusive Members-Only Preview Party so you can bring a non-member
  • Two (2) additional guest passes to the Museum (6 total)

Benefactor Member $600.00
Core and PatronPlus Benefits for one year for two adults and children under 18, plus…
  • All additional Sustaining Level benefits
  • NEW One-year Individual Membership to give as a gift
  • Asheville Art Museum catalogue of your choice

Directors Forum Member $1,000.00+
Core and PatronPlus Benefits for one year for two adults and children under 18, plus…
  • All additional Sustaining and Benefactor Level benefits
  • NEW Two (2) one-year Individual Memberships to give as gifts
  • Asheville Art Museum tote bag of your choice


Thanks to our lodging partner, the Aloft Asheville Downtown, members also receive discounted room rates at Aloft.



Join Our Collectors’ Circle!

The Collectors’ Circle is a group of art enthusiasts dedicated to increasing their own knowledge of American art and collection, along with the proactive development, stewardship and conservation of the Museum’s Permanent Collection.

Annual purchases for the Permanent Collection are made through an acquisition fund created by yearly dues ($1,000+). These elegant, social and educational gatherings centered on collection are held 2-3 times yearly, and end with the Year-End Selection Dinner. Museum membership is required.

Click here for more information about Collectors’ Circle.