Membership

We opened the new Museum in November of 2019, and have been thrilled at the community’s overwhelming and positive response to our new cultural and educational anchor. At this time, we continue to provide in-person Member previews of exhibitions, virtual access to interactive programs, and more both at the Museum and through our Museum From Home initiative.

Our Membership Levels & Benefits

Due to our temporary closure in 2020, the Museum offered virtual member-only programs and more through our Museum from Home initiative, and membership extensions are unavailable at this time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Click here to view our membership benefit grid.

Core benefits for all Members

  • 12 months of general admission to the Asheville Art Museum
  • Access to the rooftop sculpture terrace and Perspective Café
  • Subscription to the Museum’s enewsletter

Student  |  $25

Core benefits for one degree-seeking student (valid ID required)

Artist / Educator / Senior 65+  |  $50

Core benefits for one adult, plus:

  • Subscription to the Museum’s Member publication, Profile
  • Member discount on admission to select special exhibitions, ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops
  • Invitations to special events including Member-only exhibition openings
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and Perspective Café (excludes consignment items and alcoholic beverages)

Individual  |  $65

Core benefits for one adult, plus:

  • Subscription to the Museum’s Member publication, Profile
  • Member discount on admission to select special exhibitions, ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops
  • Invitations to special events including Member-only exhibition previews
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and Perspective Café (excludes consignment items and alcoholic beverages)

Family/Dual  |  $100

Core benefits for two adults and children under 18 living in household, plus:

  • Subscription to the Museum’s Member publication, Profile
  • Member discount on admission to select special exhibitions, ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops
  • Invitations to special events including Member-only exhibition previews
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and Perspective Café (excludes consignment items and alcoholic beverages)

Patron  |  $300

Core benefits for two adults and children under 18 living in household, plus:

  • Subscription to the Museum’s Member publication, Profile
  • Member discount on admission to select special exhibitions, ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops
  • Invitations to special events including upper-level Member-only exhibition previews & select special exhibition previews
  • 2 guest passes for general Museum admission
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and Perspective Café (excludes consignment items and alcoholic beverages)
  • Southeastern Reciprocal Membership (SERM)

Benefactor  |  $600

Core benefits for two adults and children under 18 living in household, plus:

  • Subscription to the Museum’s Member publication, Profile
  • Member discount on admission to select special exhibitions, ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops
  • Invitations to special events including upper-level Member-only exhibition previews & select special exhibition previews
  • 4 guest passes for general Museum admission
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and Perspective Café (excludes consignment items and alcoholic beverages)
  • Southeastern Reciprocal Membership (SERM)
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) membership
  • Exclusive curator-led tour

Director’s Forum  |  $1500

Core benefits for two adults and children under 18 living in household, plus:

  • Subscription to the Museum’s Member publication, Profile
  • Admission to select special exhibitions for cardholders
  • Member discount on ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops
  • Invitations to special events including upper-level Member-only exhibition previews & select special exhibition previews
  • 4 guest passes for general Museum admission
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and Perspective Café (excludes consignment items and alcoholic beverages)
  • Southeastern Reciprocal Membership (SERM)
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) membership
  • (1) one-year Family/Dual membership to give as a gift
  • Exclusive director-led tour

Masterpiece Society  |  $5000

Core benefits for two adults and children under 18 living in household, plus:

  • Subscription to the Museum’s Member publication, Profile
  • Admission to select special exhibitions for cardholders and up to 2 guests with cardholder
  • Member discount on ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops
  • Invitations to special events including upper-level Member-only exhibition previews & select special exhibition previews
  • General Museum admission for up to 4 guests per visit with cardholder
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and Perspective Café (excludes consignment items and alcoholic beverages)
  • Southeastern Reciprocal Membership (SERM)
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) membership
  • (2) one-year Family/Dual memberships to give as gifts
  • Exclusive director-led tour and cocktail reception

 

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Join Our Collectors’ Circle

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

Annual purchases for the Collection are made through an acquisition fund created by yearly dues ($1000+). These elegant, social, and educational gatherings centered on collecting 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.


The Asheville Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, which receives support for its programs from Museum Members, other generous individuals, corporations, businesses and foundations, the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional support is provided by the City of Asheville and Buncombe County.

Help Us Transform Lives Through Art

As a friend of the arts and the Museum, your support is more important than ever. We need your help to continue serving as a source of knowledge and inspiration during these uncertain times. If you’re able, please consider supporting the Museum through a donation; by becoming a Museum Member, renewing your membership early, or upgrading your current membership; or by shopping or purchasing a gift card in the Museum Store. Your involvement is essential, now and in the future. Thank you, and stay well!

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