As a museum that prides itself on being free to the public, membership support is vital to continuing to provide the exciting exhibitions, acquisitions, educational activities, and social events for which the Birmingham Museum of Art is known. Members of the Museum enjoy an array of benefits ranging from discounts on art classes to curator-led gallery tours to international travel opportunities. Whatever your interest, there is a membership level for you.

As a member, you enable the Museum to…

  • welcome students to learn from our collection during FREE field trips,
  • invite families to explore, create, and discover the world through art at our FREE Family Days and in Bart’s ArtVeuture,
  • and present FREE world-class exhibitions showcasing our collection of art and objects spanning 5,000 years of global civilization.

Your membership is vital to the success of the Museum! To show our gratitude, all members receive the following benefits:

  • FREE entry to Art After 5 each month
  • FREE admission to members-only exhibition previews and events
  • 10% discount on Museum store and Oscar’s Cafe purchases
  • 20% discount on Studio School classes and Art Camp
  • Reciprocal admission to 100+ museums across the Southeast
  • Subscription to Medium, the Museum’s quarterly magazine

Discover additional membership benefits at each level below.

Levels and Benefits

Individual $50 ($95 – 2 years)

Individual members enjoy special rates on classes and programs, a free pass to ticketed exhibitions, discounts at the Museum Store and Oscar’s, and more…

Dual/Family $70 ($130 – 2 years)

Dual members get the same great benefits of Individual membership, but for two…

Junior Patron Individual $60 ($115 – 2 years)

Junior Patron membership is perfect for young professionals (21+). The “JPs” not only support the Museum but have lots of fun doing so…

Junior Patron Dual $80 ($150 – 2 years)

Junior Patron membership is perfect for young couples (21+). Double the fun with a JP Dual membership…

Contributor $125 ($240 – 2 years)

Starting with Contributor membership, you can expand your access to museums throughout North America…

Fellow $300 ($585 – 2 years)

Enjoy a Sunday Brunch on us when you join or renew at the Fellow membership level…

PatronPatron $600 ($1180 – 2 years)

Patron members can schedule a private, curator-led tour for up to 15 of their favorite friends and also take advantage of a curatorial consultation…

Benefactor $1,000 ($1,975 – 2 years)

Need space for an event or meeting? Benefactor members get the free use of the Members Room…

Student $20

Must have current student ID

Out of Town $35 ($65 – 2 years)

Address must be 100 miles outside of Birmingham.  

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: