Our Patron Program has three categories: Contributor ($1,500), Benefactor ($5,000), and Leader ($15,000). Each unlocks a new level of insider access at the Museum, from exclusive evenings celebrating our exhibitions; to intimate, curator-led tours and gatherings with senior staff; to an artist-led walk-through and additional behind-the-scenes experiences, all tailored to your interests.

Want to amplify your impact? Become a part of the MoMA family by joining an Affiliate Group. Members enjoy exclusive, behind-the-scenes access both at the Museum and within the art community at large. Read below for more information.

The Junior Associates

Founded in 1990, The Junior Associates is one of New York City’s first young patron 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 world. 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, a portion of which is tax-deductible. Additionally, all JAs are required to purchase a MoMA membership at $110 for an individual, $200 for dual, or any higher membership level. For more information, contact Eamonn Wright at [email protected] 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, exhibition walk-throughs with curators, studio visits with artists, private collection visits, and more. Membership supports MoMA’s Department of Education and funds a 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. Additionally, a base MoMA membership at the Supporting level or above is required to join. Individuals under the age of 40 may pay reduced dues of $600, not inclusive of a required MoMA membership at the Access level. Membership is subject to approval, and there are restrictions regarding participation by arts professionals. For more information, contact Jonathan Gardenhire [email protected] 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. For more information, contact [email protected] or (212) 708-9430.

The Contemporary Drawing and Print Associates

The Contemporary Drawing and Print Associates is a group of art lovers and collectors interested in modern and contemporary drawings and prints. Members meet eight times a year for behind-the-scenes events such as private talks with artists in the Drawings and Prints Study Center, curatorial walk-throughs, visits to artists’ studios and print workshops, private collection visits, and symposia with artists and art historians. The group enjoys close contact with curators in MoMA’s Department of Drawings and Prints, and dues are primarily used to support the annual acquisition of one or more major works on paper for the Museum’s collection.

Annual dues are $2,500 for an individual or $3,000 for dual, a portion of which is tax-deductible. Additionally, a base MoMA membership at the Access level or above is required to join. Membership is subject to approval, and there are restrictions regarding participation by arts professionals. For more information, contact[email protected] or (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. Additionally, a base MoMA membership at the Explore level or above is required to join. Membership is subject to approval, and there are restrictions regarding participation by arts professionals. For more information, contact [email protected] or (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 70 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 $7,000 for an individual or $8,000 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 Contributor level is required and included in the price of dues. Membership is subject to approval, and there are restrictions regarding participation by arts professionals. For more information, contact Catherine Schreiber at[email protected] or (212) 708-9519.

The Director’s Council

TThe 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, contact [email protected] or (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 [email protected] or (212) 708-9712.