Membership

The BMA is committed to serving all members of our community. As a Member, YOU help us offer FREE admission and present FREE programs year-round. Your generosity helps our entire community discover the world through art, so join or renew today!

BMA Members are the first to know about new programs, exhibition, and other BMA news, and all members enjoy exclusive benefits ranging from discounts in our store to the opportunity to join collection support groups. Additional benefits are available at higher levels of membership.

To learn more about which membership level is right for you, scroll down to view each level or contact Nancy Cooper, Membership Officer, at 205.254.2389 or ncooper@artsbma.org.

Benefits of BMA Membership:

  • Invitations to programs and events, such as exhibition previews and behind the scenes tours
  • Free or discounted admission to ticketed events and programs
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store and at Oscar’s Café
  • 20% discount on Studio School classes and Art Camps
  • Reciprocal membership at 100+ museums through the Southeast Reciprocal Membership program
  • The opportunity to join collection support groups
  • Subscription to Medium, our quarterly BMA magazine… and more!

 

Are you a student, senior, or member of the military? Do you live 100+ miles from the Museum?
Please call our Membership Office at 205-254-2389 to learn about discounted membership dues.


Levels and Benefits


INDIVIDUAL
Enjoy all benefits of BMA Membership listed above for one named adult.
$50 per year

DUAL/FAMILY
Enjoy all benefits of BMA Membership listed above for two named adults (or one adult and guest).
$70 per year

JUNIOR PATRON
Enjoy all benefits of BMA Membership listed above for one named adult.
In addition, JPs receive invitations to special programs and events designed exclusively for young professionals.
$60 per year

DUAL JUNIOR PATRON
Enjoy all benefits of BMA Membership listed above for two named adults.
In addition, JPs receive invitations to special programs and events designed exclusively for young professionals.
$80 per year

CONTRIBUTOR
Enjoy all benefits of BMA Membership listed above for two named adults (or one adult and guest).
At this level, you’ll also receive reciprocal membership at more than 900 museums and cultural institutions through NARM, the North American Reciprocal Museum program.
$125 per year

FELLOW
Enjoy all benefits of BMA Membership at the Contributor level, as well as a certificate for Sunday Brunch at Oscar’s Café.
$300 per year

PATRON
Enjoy all benefits of BMA Membership at the Fellow level, as well as a private curator-led tour for you and up to 15 guests.
$600 per year

BENEFACTOR
Enjoy all benefits of BMA Membership at the Patron level, as well as a free use of the Members’ Room for a private event.
$1,000 per year


Circle Level Memberships


Involvement in the Circle Level Membership program contributes a large source of funding that allows the Museum to provide programs and exhibitions that engage, entertain, and enlighten visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Even more important, your support helps the Museum remain free to the public, something we have been able to do since the day our doors opened. For details or to join over the phone, you are welcome to contact Kate Cleveland, Development Director, at 205-297-8214.


Curator's CircleCurators’ Circle $2,500 – $4,999

Curators’ Circle members have the opportunity for domestic travel with Museum curators among other additional benefits…


Director’s Circle $5,000 – $9,999

Director’s Circle membership benefits provide you with personal assistance when planning your visits to other museums throughout the United States…


Chairman’s Circle $10,000-$24,999

Chairman’s Circle members have the opportunity for a private reception at the Museum…


Sustainers’ Circle $25,000+

Sustainer’s Circle Members represent the highest level of annual support to the Museum. In addition to offering all benefits available at other membership levels, the Development Department will work with you to customize an annual package that aligns with your interests and involvement, streamlining multiple channels of support into one gift each year. Sustainer’s Circle Memberships may include: