Membership

We opened the new Museum on November 14, 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 Members virtual access to special exhibitions, interactive programs, the Collection, and special exhibitions through our Museum From Home initiative in addition to Members-only virtual content.

The Museum was closed for nearly six full months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing severe losses in revenue. Though we are now open, uncertainty still looms, and it will take a dedicated effort to recover to a position of strength and stability. Members are an important part of the Museum family and your support is more important than ever. Thanks to a generous grant from a longtime foundation supporter, the Museum has established the Asheville Art Museum COVID-19 Relief Fund and matching challenge to encourage additional operational support during this difficult year. We invite you to participate in the challenge and help secure the Museum’s future as we work to serve our community through engagement with the arts.

Through December 31, 2020, all Annual Fund donations and upgraded memberships will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $75,000. Give any amount to the Annual Fund, and boost your impact at this critical time with the one-to-one match. You may also join the Masterpiece Society or renew at another upgraded membership level below. Any gift in addition to your current renewal will be matched by this fund and will count toward your membership upgrade.

Our Membership Levels & Benefits

Please note that memberships take a bit longer to process at the end of the year, due to an influx in new, renewal, and gift memberships. Memberships are active as soon as purchased; please show your receipt at the welcome desk to receive all Member benefits until your membership packet arrives!

Core benefits for all Members

  • 12 months of free general admission to the Asheville Art Museum
  • Access to the rooftop sculpture terrace and café
  • Exclusive access to Member Programs
  • 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
  • Invitations to special events
  • Invitations to Member openings
  • 25% discount on one item in the Museum Store on your birthday
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and café (not valid for the purchase of alcoholic beverages)
  • Discounted admission for select ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops

Individual  |  $65

Core benefits for one adult, plus:

  • Subscription to the Museum’s Member publication, Profile
  • 1 guest pass for free Museum general admission
  • Member discount on admission to select special exhibitions
  • Invitations to special events
  • Invitations to Member openings
  • 25% discount on one item in the Museum Store on your birthday
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and café (not valid for the purchase of alcoholic beverages)
  • Discounted admission for select ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops

Family/Dual  |  $100

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

  • Subscription to the Museum’s Member publication, Profile
  • 1 guest pass for free Museum general admission
  • Member discount on admission to select special exhibitions
  • Invitations to special events
  • Invitations to Member openings
  • 25% discount on one item in the Museum Store on your birthday
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and café (not valid for the purchase of alcoholic beverages)
  • Discounted admission for select ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops

Patron  |  $300

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

  • Subscription to the Museum’s Member publication, Profile
  • 2 guest passes for free Museum general admission
  • Free admission to select special exhibitions
  • Invitations to special events
  • Invitations to Member openings
  • 25% discount on one item in the Museum Store on your birthday
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and café (not valid for the purchase of alcoholic beverages)
  • Discounted admission for select ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops
  • Discounted admission for select ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops for non-member guests
  • 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
  • 4 guest passes for free Museum general admission
  • Free admission to select special exhibitions and Member discounts for up to 2 guests
  • Invitations to special events
  • Invitations to Member openings
  • 25% discount on one item in the Museum Store on your birthday
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and café (not valid for the purchase of alcoholic beverages)
  • Discounted admission for select ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops
  • Discounted admission for select ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops for non-member guests
  • Southeastern Reciprocal Membership (SERM)
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) membership
  • 1 one-year Individual membership to give as a gift
  • 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
  • 6 guest passes for free Museum general admission
  • Free admission to select special exhibitions for cardholder and up to 4 guests
  • Invitations to special events
  • Invitations to upper-level Member previews and openings
  • 25% discount on one item in the Museum Store on your birthday
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and café (not valid for the purchase of alcoholic beverages)
  • Discounted admission for select ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops
  • Discounted admission for select ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops for non-member guests
  • 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
  • 6 guest passes for Museum general admission, and up to 4 free general admissions for guests with Member present
  • Free admission to select special exhibitions for cardholder and up to 4 guests
  • Invitations to special events
  • Invitations to upper-level Member previews and openings
  • 25% discount on one item in the Museum Store on your birthday
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store and café (not valid for the purchase of alcoholic beverages)
  • Discounted admission for select ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops
  • Discounted admission for select ticketed events, programs, classes, and workshops for non-member guests
  • 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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