Passionate about the arts? Get further involved with MoMA by joining an affiliate group. Members enjoy exclusive, behind-the-scenes access both at the Museum and within the art community at large.
The Junior Associates
Founded in 1990, The Junior Associates is one of New York City’s first young patrons programs. A dynamic group of art enthusiasts between the ages of 21 and 40, the JAs form an integral part of the MoMA family, participating in and supporting modern and contemporary art initiatives both at the Museum and within the greater art community. Through exclusive access to galleries, artist studios, private collections, and curatorial tours, JAs have the chance to build lasting relationships with artists, collectors, curators, and their fellow members.
JA dues are $875 for an individual and $1,400 for two friends or a couple. Additionally, all JAs are required to purchase a MoMA membership at $100 for an individual, $180 for dual, or any higher membership level. For more information, please contact Eamonn Wright at email@example.com or (212) 333-1240.
The Friends of Education
Founded in 1993 by trustees Agnes Gund and David Rockefeller Jr., The Friends of Education was established to foster a greater appreciation for art and artists of the African diaspora. Each year, exclusive members-only programming includes gallery talks, curatorial walk-throughs of exhibitions, studio visits with artists, private collection visits, and more. Membership supports MoMA’s Education Department and funds a yearlong curatorial internship at the Museum for a young, aspiring curator of color.
Annual dues are $1,560 for an individual or $2,160 for dual, a portion of which is tax-deductible. A base MoMA membership at the Fellow level ($360) is required and included. Individuals under the age of 40 may pay reduced dues of $685, not inclusive of a required MoMA membership. Membership is subject to approval, and there are restrictions regarding participation by arts professionals. For more information, please contact Jonathan Gardenhire at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 408-8517.
The Library Council
The Library Council is a group of art and book enthusiasts whose contributions benefit the Museum’s Archives, Library, and Research Collections. Members support the Museum’s mission to acquire, preserve, and make accessible research collections representing art and cultural history in the 20th and 21st centuries. The Library Council regularly publishes a limited-edition artist’s book, which gives artists an opportunity to experiment with the book as an art form. Members are occasionally invited to events ranging from private collection and studio visits to exhibition walk-throughs. As a benefit of membership, members may choose to receive the artist’s edition published during their membership year. For more information about each project, visit moma.org/librarycouncil.
Annual dues are $2,500 for an individual, a portion of which is tax-deductible. Membership is subject to approval, and there are restrictions regarding participation by arts professionals. To discuss the Library Council program and membership, please email email@example.com or call (212) 708-9430.
The Contemporary Drawing and Print Associates
The Contemporary Drawing and Print Associates is a group of collectors devoted to modern and contemporary drawings and prints. Members enjoy close contact with the curators in MoMA’s Department of Drawings and Prints, and dues are used primarily to support the annual acquisition of one or more major works on paper for the Museum’s collection. The group meets eight times per year for behind-the-scenes events such as private talks with artists in the Drawings and Prints Study Center, curator-led walk-throughs, visits to artists’ studios and print workshops, private collection visits, and symposia with artists and art historians.
Dues are $2,500 for an individual or $3,000 for dual. Additionally, a base MoMA membership at the Individual level or above is required to join. Membership is subject to approval, and there are restrictions regarding participation by arts professionals. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 708-9702.
The Photography Council
The Photography Council, established in 1986, is an association of those who are seriously interested in the medium and in the Museum’s photography program. Events organized by the Department of Photography, along with a range of informal exchanges, enable members to deepen their involvement with photography and the broader artistic community, and to foster relationships with the Department. Annual contributions are devoted to the acquisition of works for the Museum’s photography collection.
Annual dues are $5,000 for an individual and $6,000 for dual, a portion of which is tax-deductible. A base MoMA membership at the Fellow level or above is required to join. Membership is subject to approval, and there are restrictions regarding participation by arts professionals. For more information, please email email@example.com or call (212) 708-9626.
The Contemporary Arts Council
Established in 1949 by Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III, The Contemporary Arts Council was designed to actively involve the Museum’s members in the appreciation of contemporary art. More than 65 years later, the CAC is recognized as one of MoMA’s most important sources of support for the exhibition, acquisition, and study of contemporary art. Members enjoy a broad range of special programming, which includes private curator-led tours of the Museum’s exhibitions and collection, talks with contemporary artists at galleries and in their studios, receptions at collectors’ homes, travel opportunities, and more.
Annual dues are $6,700 for an individual or $7,700 for dual, a portion of which is tax-deductible, and a one-time, fully tax-deductible fee of $2,500 is required upon joining. A base MoMA membership at the Sustaining level is also required and included. Membership is subject to approval, and there are restrictions regarding participation by arts professionals. For more information, please contact Catherine Schreiber at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 708-9519.
The Director’s Council
The Director’s Council brings together a distinguished group of philanthropists who share a passion for the Museum’s mission. Created to engage art collectors and enthusiasts from around the globe, the Council provides unique access to the Museum and its leadership through special programs and exclusive offerings such as behind-the-scenes tours, curator-led exhibition walk-throughs, collection visits, and more. Members receive invitations to all major openings at the Museum, participate in special gatherings with the Director, and can arrange private tours and before- or after-hours visits at their convenience.
Director’s Council members make an annual gift starting at $25,000 to support the Museum’s exhibition, education, and scholarly initiatives. There are restrictions regarding participation by arts professionals. For more information, please email email@example.com or call (212) 408-6662.
For more information on affiliate groups or high-level membership options, please contact Courtney Deveau, Associate Director of Membership and Affiliate Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 708-9712.