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Membership at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art connects you to a vibrant community of art lovers. Members receive many benefits, including unlimited free admission, members-only events, and many opportunities to take part in the cultural life of the Museum. Upper level members enjoy exclusive benefits and privileges, including invitations to private events and first opportunity for lectures, special events, and travel programs.
General Member - $60

($60 is tax deductable)

We consider our General Members to be among our closest friends, and receive all of the benefits listed below.

  • Unlimited free admission per Member household*
  • One year's subscription to our quarterly newsletter
  • Invitations to Members-only exhibition receptions
  • 10% discount on Museum Store purchases
  • Discounts on SBMA's Art Camps and workshops
  • Free or reduced admission to films, lectures, gallery tours, concerts and other events
  • A variety of travel opportunities each year that focus on art, architecture, and gardens, often including private visits, guest lecturers and expert guides
  • New Members welcome reception
  • Eligibility to join Support Groups**
  • Perks at Santa Barbara Sailing Center: 10% discount on everything (except Instructional Sailing packages) and single-use 2 for 1 kayaking/SUP or 2 for 1 Harbor Cruise. Present your SBMA Membership card at Santa Barbara Sailing Center to redeem your discount.
*A household includes two named adults and any minor children under their charge.


General Member (Senior Citizen) - $45

($45 is tax deductable)

This special rate affords all the benefits of General membership to Seniors aged 65 and over.


General Member (Student) - $25

($25 is tax deductable)

This individual membership affords all the benefits of General membership on presentation of valid school i.d. (limit one Member only).


Associate Patron - $125

($125 is tax deductable)

All the benefits of General membership.

PLUS: Two Museum guest passes, and free reciprocal admission to over 575 art museums through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM), Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) and Western Museum Group (WMG)


Gallery Patron - $250

($200 is tax deductable)

All the benefits of Associate Patron membership.

PLUS: Two additional Museum guest passes (four in total), and an SBMA Member tote bag (1 per membership)


Collectors' Patron - $500

($450 is tax deductable)

All the benefits of Gallery Patron membership

PLUS: Two additional Museum guest passes (six in total), and complimentary copies of Museum-published catalogues.


Curators' Patron - $750

($620 is tax deductable)

All the benefits of Collectors' Patron membership.

PLUS: Two additional Museum guest passes (eight in total), priority seating at quarterly Curator's Choice Lecture Series and invitations to private reception following the lectures, and 50% off purchases of Associate Patron Gift Membership.


Directors' Patron - $1,500

($1,250 is tax deductable)

All the benefits of Curators' Patron membership.

PLUS: Two additional Museum guest passes (ten in total), invitations to private exhibition previews, annual Director's Dialogue, and to a special annual reception at the Museum Director's residence, and a personal liaison for individualized attention.


Benefactors Circle - $3,000

($2,700 is tax deductable)

All the benefits of Directors' Patron membership.

PLUS: Unlimited Museum guest passes, intimate events held in our galleries or private homes, complimentary Museum-published catalogues mailed to each Member, complimentary Gallery Patron membership and Museum-published catalogues may be given as a gift, and a personal liaison for individualized attention.