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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.
Friend: $80

($80 is tax-deductible)

All Friend Members Receive:

  • Free general admission to SBMA for two adults (children under the age 18 receive free admission)
  • Invitations to Members Only exhibition receptions, Holiday Party, Appreciation Weekend, and other special events
  • Free or reduced admission to films, lectures, gallery tours, concerts, and other events
  • Discounts on SBMA Art Camps and workshops
  • Members Only Store Sales and 10% discount on Museum Store purchases
  • An array of travel opportunities worldwide through the SBMA Travel Program
  • Exclusive Member Days and Members Only Hours
  • Exclusive Members Only emails and quarterly print newsletter
  • Eligibility to join Museum Docent Council
  • Option to purchase non-Member Guest Tickets for Free Members Only Events
  • Option to download Digital Membership Card
  • Select number of complimentary special exhibition tickets

Friend (Senior): $60

($60 is tax-deductible)

This special rate affords all the benefits of Friend Membership to Seniors aged 65 and over.

Supporter: $125

($115 is tax-deductible)

All the benefits of Friend Membership, plus:

  • Free reciprocal admission to over 1,000 art museums in North America with NARM and ROAM
  • Half-off general admission for guests accompanying Members at the Museum
  • 10% discount on SBMA Gift of Membership purchases
  • Two complimentary drink tickets at select Museum events

Advocate: $250

($200 is tax-deductible)

All the benefits of Supporter Membership, plus:

  • Eligibility to join the Museum Collectors Council and D.A.S. ii
  • Free Member Tote Bag when you Join
  • Two Museum guest passes>
  • Additional reciprocal museum admission through Modern and Contemporary Reciprocal Program (Mod/Co).

Enthusiast: $500

($400 is tax-deductible)

All the benefits of Advocate Membership, plus:

  • First Notice and Opportunity to Reserve Select SBMA Travel Programs
  • Two additional Museum guest passes (4 in total)
  • Two courtesy event tickets annually to a Museum event of your choice (Up to $15 value per ticket)
  • Complimentary Museum-published exhibition catalogues upon publication

Museum Circles

Curators' Circle: $1,000

($860 is tax-deductible)

All the benefits of Enthusiast Membership, plus:

  • 15% discount at Museum Store
  • Invitations to private exhibition previews
  • Half-off Gift of Membership purchase at the $125 Supporter Level
  • Eligibility to join SBMA Curatorial Support Groups
  • Two additional Museum guest passes (6 in total)
  • Curator’s Choice Lecture Series reception invitation

Director's Circle: $2,500

($2,350 is tax-deductible)

All the benefits of Curators' Circle Membership, plus:

  • Invitation to annual reception at Director’s Residence
  • Invitation to annual Director’s Dialogue
  • Invitations to intimate events held in SBMA galleries or private homes
  • Two additional Museum guest passes (8 in total)

Benefactors Circle: $5,000

($4,820 is tax-deductible)

All the benefits of Director's Circle Membership plus:

  • Complimentary Gift of Membership at $250 Advocate Level
  • Complimentary Museum-published catalogues mailed to each Member
  • Two additional Museum guest passes (10 in total)
  • Annual recognition in select Museum publications

Leadership Circle: $10,000

($9,800 is tax-deductible)

All the benefits of Benefactors Circle Membership, plus:

  • Unlimited Museum guest passes
  • Invitation to annual Leadership Circle private reception
  • Courtesy enrollment in your choice of Curatorial Support Group
  • Access to concierge phone line for Museum-related inquiries and reservations via appointed staff contact