How does Dual membership work?
Dual memberships are for people who share the same mailing address. This membership gives you the same benefits as an Individual JA membership, times two! You can become Dual JAs for $1,220, which includes a required minimum Dual Museum membership of $140.
Can I bring a guest to events with a Dual membership?
With a Dual JA membership, your guest at MoMA exhibition openings must be the person with whom you joined. With an Individual JA membership, you can always bring a guest to MoMA exhibition openings; however, most Junior Associates events are limited to JA members only due to space constraints and special requests by our host.
Can I bring a guest to events?
In general, Junior Associates events are for Junior Associates members only, and we cannot accommodate guests.
What is the tax deductibility of my membership dues?
For an Individual JA membership of $760, the tax-deductible amount is $545. For a Dual JA membership of $1,220, it is $910.
What if I’m already a MoMA member?
Then let us know, and you will only have to pay Junior Associates dues; $675 for Individual and $1,080 for Dual.
What’s the difference between an affiliate Museum group, such as The Junior Associates, and a membership level?
A membership level is a category of giving to MoMA rather than a cohesive group. The higher the category of membership you choose, the more benefits you receive, building off of the benefits of the level below you. An affiliate Museum group, on the other hand, is an auxiliary group that supports and is supported by the Museum and participates collectively in a schedule of events designed specifically for it. To be a member of an affiliate group, you must be a member of the Museum. Every affiliate group has different membership requirements, but please know that as a Junior Associate, you must join at least as an Individual or Dual member, depending on your Junior Associate category.
One common misconception is that because Individual JA dues are $675, then a Junior Associate membership is similar to the Supporting Museum membership category ($500); however, while JAs receive many of the same benefits, their category of membership is technically “Individual,” unless a JA chooses to join at a higher level.
Who are the members of The Junior Associates?
Our members are very eclectic, and come from a variety of professions, backgrounds, and experiences. We have investment bankers, lawyers, art world professionals, graduate students, and artists, just to name a few, ranging in age from 21 to 40. Some are avid art collectors while others are learning about contemporary art for the first time. Despite varying backgrounds, all of our members share an active interest in The Museum of Modern Art, contemporary art, and the art community at large.
Is there a dress code?
No. Many members come from work and wear business attire, but we’ve seen everything from tinfoil to netting. We encourage you to use some good judgment, but we can’t make you wear anything you don’t want to wear, so feel free to express yourself!
How often do events take place?
We generally host about one event per week on a weeknight and plan the occasional Saturday event, tour, or day trip. Check out our schedule of events for more details.
What’s the average event like?
A typical event will start at 6:30 p.m. Guests will filter in, have a drink, and then the program will begin around 7:00 p.m. It will last about an hour, at which point members can ask questions, grab another drink and mingle, or split.
How many people usually attend an event?
It depends on the type of event, but it can range from 30 to 100. The average event usually has an attendance of 50 members.
How many JAs are there?
The number changes daily. We currently have several hundred members.
What’s the average age of a JA?
Our members range in age from 21 to 40, and the average age is 30.
When does my membership commence?
Your membership begins the day you sign up and lasts one year.
Will I learn how to collect art?
You take away from our program what you want. We visit numerous collections, both of established collectors and of those just starting, so there is ample opportunity to ask questions of the experts. By visiting artists’ studios, galleries, and art fairs, and by speaking with people actively involved in the art community, you might learn more about your taste in art, what is available to you, and various approaches to collecting. Again, we supply you with resources, but it’s up to you to determine how our programming best suits your goals.
Do the events cost extra?
In general, no. The only events that cost extra are trips, benefits, and the occasional special program.
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