Friends: Embracing Art at the Heart of Princeton

Friends membership is your entrée to myriad opportunities to explore the collections and to take part in our wide-ranging programs. Not only will you be actively participating in the life of the Museum, you also will receive special opportunities to share your love of art with other like-minded individuals.

Friends receive a subscription to the Museum’s quarterly magazine and invitations to exhibition openings, lectures, travel opportunities, and lively social gatherings. Additional benefits are offered at higher categories of membership.

For answers to your questions about Friends membership or to learn about Friends volunteer opportunities, please e-mail friends@princeton.edu or call (609) 258–4057.

The full range of Friends benefits are listed below.

Student $40 available to anyone with a valid student ID)

  • a one-year subscription to the Museum’s quarterly magazine 
  • advance notice of breaking news and upcoming lectures, gallery talks, and programs via post and e-mail

Individual $75 (includes one personalized membership card)

  • a one-year subscription to the Museum’s quarterly magazine 
  • advance notice of breaking news and upcoming lectures, gallery talks, and programs via post and e-mail
  • invitations to exhibition previews and opening celebrations 
  • opportunities to join us for special Friends events, exciting national and overseas tours, and popular day trips 
  • invitation to the Friends annual meeting and lecture 
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store 

Dual/Family $125 (includes two personalized membership cards) all above benefits plus:

  • named recognition in the Museum’s Annual Report 
  • reciprocal membership at over 600 museums nationwide 

Contributor $250 all above benefits plus:

  • special Friends-only 20% discount holiday shopping days at the Museum Store 
  • special discounts at select Princeton shops and restaurants 
  • a subscription to the Record, the Museum's annual scholarly journal 

Curator’s Circle $500 all above benefits plus:

  • advance notice of Friends events and day trips 
  • an exclusive curator-led tour at the Museum or other Friends-only educational program 
  • one free copy of a special exhibition catalogue 
  • high-end reciprocal membership program to some of the nation's leading museums 

Director’s Circle $1,000 all above benefits plus:

  • invitation for two to the Director’s annual Holiday Gathering—a new Museum tradition 
  • invitation to an exclusive tour of regional private collections, art galleries, or other destinations 
  • an opportunity to enjoy one free docent-led group tour for up to ten guests (by prior arrangement) per member/household per year 
  • validated parking at Princeton Borough garages when visiting the Museum 
  • recognition on the Museum’s annual donor plaque 

Partners $2,500 all above benefits plus:

  • invitation for two to a special dinner following an exhibition preview or opening 
  • opportunities to spend a day with a curator or the director visiting print fairs, art galleries, artists’ studios, or exhibitions 
  • complimentary copies of all Museum publications 
  • featured recognition on the Museum’s new annual donor plaque 

Existing memberships will be honored at their previous level until their renewal date.

To join the Museum at a higher category or to learn more about the Partners program, please e-mail Marcelle Austin, Manager of Annual Support and Membership Programs or call (609) 258–3762.