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.

Individual $75 (fully tax-deductible)

  • Advance notice of breaking news, upcoming lectures, programs, and events
  • Invitations to exhibition openings and members-only receptions
  • Access to the Museum Travel Program
  • Invitation to the Friends annual meeting and lecture 
  • Subscription to the Museum's quarterly magazine
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store

Dual/Family $125 (fully tax-deductible)
All above benefits plus:

  • Named recognition in the Museum’s Annual Report 
  • Reciprocal membership at over 600 museums nationwide
  • 20% discount on gift memberships 

Contributor $250
All above benefits plus:

  • Special Friends-only 25% 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
  • 15% discount at the Museum store 

Curator’s Circle $500
All above benefits plus:

  • An exclusive curator-led tour at the Museum or other destination
  • "Curator's Choice" announcements of hand-picked national museum and gallery highlights
  • High-end reciprocal membership program to some of the nation's leading museums
  • Priority notive of Museum Travel Program offerings
  • On complimentary copy of a Museum book/catalogue 

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

  • Invitation for two to the Director’s Annual Holiday Gathering 
  • Invitation to an exclusive Director-led tour of regional private collections and galleries
  • Invitiation to the annual "Director's Choice" reading circle 
  • One free docent-led tour for up to ten guests (per membership, and upon request) 
  • Recognition on the Museum’s annual donor board 

Partners $2,500 
All above benefits plus:

  • Invitation for two to a dinner following an exhibition opening celebration 
  • Opportunities to spend a day with a curator or the director visiting art fairs, galleries, artists’ studios, or special exhibitions 
  • Complimentary copies of all Museum books and catalogues 
  • Featured recognition on the Museum’s annual donor board
  • Invitation to annual viewing of select new acquisitions

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

To join the Museum at a higher Partners level 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.