Membership

Share our passion for California art and help us create a stronger and more vibrant community.

Since 1959, the Monterey Museum of Art has evolved to become a cultural center for those who share a passion for the visual arts. 

As a Museum Member you become part of the community of supporters who are key in helping the Museum offer high quality programming and arts education to all in Monterey County and beyond. Members receive unlimited access to MMA’s digital programs, invitations to members-only live events, the opportunity to participate in Miniatures, our popular fundraising exhibition, subscription to our Musings quarterly digital magazine and more. 

Inspire hope through art by purchasing a Gift Membership for someone special.  

Two easy ways to purchase a Gift Membership: 

  • Online by emailing membership@montereyart.org 
  • By phone at (831) 372-5477 ext. 110, Monday –Friday, 9AM – 5PM. 

 

General Membership Benefits and Impact:

  • Unlimited access  to MMA’s digital programs including exclusive members-only live events 
  • Discounts on educational classes, camps, and events 
  • Subscription to Members-only newsletter Musings 
  • Invitation to participate in MMA’s annual Miniatures exhibition 
  • Tax deduction (to the extent permitted by law, please consult your tax advisor) 
  • All Members play a vital role in preserving our institution and making the arts accessible to Monterey County residents 

Single Memberships 

General benefits for a single card holder 

Teacher $35 

  • Must present valid teacher ID
  • Fully tax deductible

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Senior $40

  • Available for individuals who are 62+ years of age
  • Fully tax deductible

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Friend $50

  • One single-use guest admission pass (once the Museum is open to the public)
  • Fully tax deductible

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Dual Memberships  

General benefits and impact for two card holders  

Dual Senior $65

  • Available for individuals who are 62+ years of age
  • Fully tax deductible

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Contributor $125 GREATEST VALUE!

All of the general membership benefits and impact plus… 

  • Admits two card holders and two guests, once we re-open our doors 
  • Membership with North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM), which offers free admission to over 1,000 museums and cultural institutions across North America* 

For more information, please visit: narmassociation.org 

  • Supports online arts resources for over 4,000 students across Monterey County

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Supporter $300

All of the Contributor benefits and impact plus… 

  • Membership with the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM), which offers free admission to hundreds of world-class art, history, and cultural organizations* 

For more information, please visit:  sites.google.com/site/roammuseums  

  • Supports online arts resources for over 4,000 students across Monterey County 
  • Supports one Virtual Family Fun Day with a reach of 1000+ viewers

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Sustainer $500

All of the Supporter benefits and impact plus… 

  • One Friend Membership to give as a gift ($50 value) 
  • Preserves and protects over 11,000 works of art including paintings, sculptures, and photography representing California and its artists 
  • An invitation to one Arts Advocate engagement

*Limitations may apply for special events or discount

*The Museum will continue to observe the health safety guidelines of the State and will begin re-opening for in-person engagements once it is safe to do so.

 

Art Advocates: Programs, tours, and intimate gatherings with MMA’s guest artists and curators

Art Advocates have exceptional opportunities for a deeper relationship with MMA.  In addition to all Sustainer benefits, Art Advocates enjoy specially designed, COVID safe events and virtual tours with guest artists and curators for an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience. Becoming an Art Advocates is an investment in the future of MMA and the arts in Monterey County.  

To learn more please contact advancement@montereyart.org or call 831.372.5477 x 110. 

Curator Advocate $1,000

  • One Contributor Membership to give as a gift ($125 value) 
  • Recognition in the MMA Annual Report 
  • Supports online arts resources for over 4,000 students across Monterey County 
  • Supports one Virtual Family Fun Day with a reach of 1000+ viewers
  • Preserves and protects over 11,000 works of art including paintings, sculptures, and photography representing California and its artists 
  • $945 tax deductible

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Director Advocate $2,500 

All of the Curator’s Advocate benefits and impact plus… 

  • An invitation to have coffee with the Director in early January 
  • Supports rebuilding the Museum staff to better serve our arts community  
  • Provides unlimited virtual access to MMA’s collection of California art 
  • $2, 315 tax deductible 

 

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Want to join an elite group of art enthusiasts and philanthropists? Learn about our Donor Circle Giving Program