Founding Membership - 2 Year

Make history with us! Join as a Founding Member and be there as we open the new Studio Museum in Harlem. Founding Members will receive exclusive access to the building during the Founding Member Preview, as well as programs throughout the year that provide an insider’s view of the new Studio Museum. 

To become a Founding Member, join at the Activist level and above with a two-year membership. 

Membership Benefits by level:

Founding Activist ($170/year)
All the benefits of Individual membership for two adults at the same address and children under 18 years of age, plus:

  • Membership privileges of the North American Reciprocal Museum Program allowing free or discounted Member admission to over 700 museums in the United States
  • An invitation to the annual F-Salon, Members only program inspired by the Studio Museum's celebrated F-show exhibition series that championed the next generation of Black artists
  • Limited-edition Founding Member tote bag
  • An invitation for two to the Founding Member Celebration, an inaugurating celebration that recognizes the commitment and community of Founding Members
  • Founding Member Preview of the new building

Founding Advocate ($500/year)
All of the benefits of a Founding Activist membership, plus:

  • A one-year print subscription to Studio magazine, the Museum's award-winning publication
  • Invitations to opening reception previews for major exhibitions
  • An invitation for two to the annual Member Party
  • Perimeter Tour of the new building with a Founding Member Meet and Greet

Founding Visionary ($1,200/year)
All of the benefits of a Founding Advocate membership, plus:

  • A special membership gift from the Studio Museum
  • Invitation to the annual Spring Luncheon (ticketed event)
  • Reserved seating at the annual Lea K. Green Artist Talk
  • Curator-led tours of major exhibitions
  • Behind-the-scenes conversations with Studio Museum staff

Founding Innovator ($2,500/year)
All of the benefits of a Founding Visionary membership, plus: 

  • Exclusive passes to select art fairs including Frieze, I-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, The Armory Show, and more
  • Programs around New York City including visits to galleries, auction houses, and private collections
  • An intimate conversation exploring the legacy and future of the Studio Museum

Founding Futurist ($5,500/year)
All of the benefits of a Founding Innovator membership, plus:

  • An invitation to the annual Artist-in-Residence Open Studios preview
  • Annual event with Director & Chief Curator, Thelma Golden
  • Limited edition F-show Collection Box Set, featuring a catalogue from each of the five exhibitions
  • An exclusive cocktail reception in the new building prior to opening