<h1 class="page">FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS</h1> <div id="header"> <h1> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja" class="title">The Junior Associates</a> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups" class="affiliates">A MoMA Affiliate Group</a> </h1> <div id="ja-nav"> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/about">About</a> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog">Blog</a> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/calendar">Calendar of Events</a> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/fund">JA Fund for Contemporary Art</a> <a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/faq" class="selected">FAQ</a> </div> </div> <div id="ja-content"> <div id="ja-main"> <div class="ja-container"> <div id="ja-questions"><a href="#q1">How does Dual membership work?</a><br /> <a href="#q2">Can I bring a guest to events with a Dual membership?</a><br /> <a href="#q3">Can I bring a guest to events?</a><br /> <a href="#q4">What is the tax deductibility of my membership dues?</a><br /> <a href="#q5">What if I’m already a MoMA member?</a><br /> <a href="#q6">What’s the difference between an affiliate Museum group, such as The Junior Associates, and a membership level?</a><br /> <a href="#q7">Who are the members of The Junior Associates?</a><br /> <a href="#q8">Is there a dress code?</a><br /> <a href="#q9">How often do events take place?</a><br /> <a href="#q10">What’s the average event like?</a><br /> <a href="#q11">How many people usually attend an event?</a><br /> <a href="#q12">How many JAs are there?</a><br /> <a href="#q13">What’s the average age of a JA?</a><br /> <a href="#q14">When does my membership commence?</a><br /> <a href="#q15">Will I learn how to collect art?</a><br /> <a href="#q16">Do the events cost extra?</a></div> <div id="ja-answers"> <p><strong id="q1">How does Dual membership work?</strong><br /> 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. Dual memberships can be for two people who share the same mailing address or for an individual who would like to be able to bring a guest to JA events.</p> <p><strong id="q3">Can I bring a guest to events?</strong><br /> In general, Junior Associates events are for JA members only, and we cannot accommodate guests. However, if you are a Dual JA, we can accommodate your guest at events as long as you RSVP for both you and your guest and receive confirmations for both registrations.</p> <p><strong id="q4">What is the tax deductibility of my membership dues?</strong><br /> For an Individual JA membership of $760, the tax-deductible amount is $395. For a Dual JA membership of $1,220, it is $609.</p> <p><strong id="q5">What if I’m already a MoMA member?</strong><br /> Then let us know, and you will only have to pay Junior Associates dues; $675 for Individual and $1,080 for Dual.</p> <p><strong id="q6">What’s the difference between an affiliate Museum group, such as The Junior Associates, and a membership level?</strong><br /> 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.</p> <p>One common misconception is that because Individual JA dues are $675, then a Junior Associate membership is similar to the Supporting Museum membership category ($600); 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.</p> <p><strong id="q7">Who are the members of The Junior Associates?</strong><br /> 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.</p> <p><strong id="q8">Is there a dress code?</strong><br /> No. Many members come from work and wear business or business casual attire, however.</p> <p><strong id="q9">How often do events take place?</strong><br /> 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.</p> <p><strong id="q10">What’s the average event like?</strong><br /> A typical event will start at 6:30 p.m. Guests will arrive, 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.</p> <p><strong id="q11">How many people usually attend an event?</strong><br /> 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.</p> <p><strong id="q12">How many JAs are there?</strong><br /> The number changes daily. We currently have several hundred members.</p> <p><strong id="q13">What’s the average age of a JA?</strong><br /> Our members range in age from 21 to 40, and the average age is 30.</p> <p><strong id="q14">When does my membership commence?</strong><br /> Your membership begins the day you sign up and lasts one year.</p> <p><strong id="q15">Will I learn how to collect art?</strong><br /> 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.</p> <p><strong id="q16">Do the events cost extra?</strong><br /> In general, no. The only events that cost extra are trips, benefits, and the occasional special program.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div id="ja-sidebar"> <div class="ja-heading"> Upcoming JA events </div> <div class="ja-container"> <div class="ja-post"> <strong><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/calendar/the-armory-party">The Armory Party</a></strong> <div class="ja-meta"> <strong>March 1, 2017&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="separator">|</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;8:00 p.m.</strong> </div> </div> <div class="ja-post"> <strong><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/calendar/a-collection-visit-at-ubs">A Collection Visit at UBS</a></strong> <div class="ja-meta"> <strong>March 9, 2017&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="separator">|</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.</strong> </div> </div> <div class="ja-post"> <strong><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/calendar/the-modern-party-3">The Modern Party</a></strong> <div class="ja-meta"> <strong>March 16, 2017&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="separator">|</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.</strong> </div> </div> <div class="view-all"> <small><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/calendar">View all upcoming events <span class="arrow">&raquo;</span></a></small> </div> </div> <div class="ja-heading"> From the JA blog </div> <div class="ja-container"> <div class="ja-post"> <strong><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/the-junior-associates-visit-with-artist-laurie-simmons">A Visit with Artist Laurie Simmons</a></strong> <div class="ja-meta"> By <a href="https://www.moma.org/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/author/jessica-womack">Jessica Womack</a> </div> </div> <div class="ja-post"> <strong><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/a-visit-with-ryan-mcginness-at-lower-east-side-printshop">A Visit with Ryan McGinness at Lower East Side Printshop</a></strong> <div class="ja-meta"> By <a href="https://www.moma.org/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/author/jessica-womack">Jessica Womack</a> </div> </div> <div class="ja-post"> <strong><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/why-were-involved">Why We’re Involved</a></strong> <div class="ja-meta"> By <a href="https://www.moma.org/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/author/jordan-sanders">Jordan Sanders</a>, <a href="https://www.moma.org/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog/author/susi-kenna">Susi Kenna</a> </div> </div> <div class="view-all"> <small><a href="/support/support_the_museum/affiliate_groups/ja/blog">View all posts <span class="arrow">&raquo;</span></a></small> </div> </div> <div id="ja-join"> Become a member of<br /> <strong>The Junior Associates</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.moma.org/support/membership/junior_associates_categories" class="button-rounded">Join/renew/give membership</a> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <div id="ja-contact"> <div class="ja-container"> <div class="left"> <h3>Contact Us</h3> E-mail: <a href="mailto:infoja@moma.org">infoja@moma.org</a><br /> Phone: (212) 333-1240 </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clear"></div> </div>