All members enjoy these benefits:

  • Unlimited express and free admission with your member card
  • 50% off general admission tickets for your guests (limits and exclusions apply)
  • Celebratory Member Nights throughout the year
  • Early admission on select weekend mornings
  • Preview Days for major exhibitions 
  • Members-only coat check line
  • Discounts of up to 20% at the Museum Shop
  • 10% off at the Whitney’s restaurants, Untitled, and Studio Cafe
  • Deals and offers through the Neighborhood Discount Program
  • Free admission to top modern and contemporary art museums around the world through the Reciprocal Admission Program (Dual level and above)
People on the outdoor galleries during Member Night on August 3, 2016.

Member Night, August 3, 2016. Photograph © Matthew Carasella Photography.


Individual and Dual Membership

Individual $90
($81 With Auto Renew)

Above benefits for one

Fully tax deductible

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Dual $140
($126 with Auto Renew)

Above benefits for two

Fully tax deductible

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Contributing Membership

Members at our Contributing Levels provide important philanthropic support to the Whitney and receive invitations to exclusive events and programs. Deepen your commitment to the Museum by selecting from our convenient Auto Renew and Two Year membership options.

Friend $300
($275 with Auto Renew)

Dual benefits, plus: 

  • Invitations for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for select exhibitions
  • A special gift
  • Four one-time-use guest passes
  • Admission for up to two accompanying guests on every visit

Estimated value of goods and services provided: $96

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Patron $600
($575 with Auto Renew)

Dual benefits, plus:

  • Invitations for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for select exhibitions
  • After-hours programs, including exhibition tours
  • A select exhibition catalogue
  • Four one-time-use guest passes
  • Admission for up to two accompanying guests on every visit

Estimated value of goods and services provided: $136

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Circle $1,200

Patron benefits, plus:

  • VIP access for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major exhibitions
  • Programs with Whitney curators and artists
  • Events around NYC such as gallery walks
  • Admission for an additional two accompanying guests (four total) on every visit

Estimated value of goods and services provided: $136

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Fellow $2,500

Circle benefits, plus:

  • Semi annual Breakfasts with the Director
  • Admission for an additional two accompanying guests (six total) on every visit

Estimated value of goods and services provided: $156

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Sponsor $5,000

Fellow benefits, plus:

  • Invitation for two to an annual event with prominent guests from the contemporary art world

Estimated value of goods and services provided: $172

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Whitney Contemporaries

The Whitney Contemporaries is a dynamic group of art patrons between the ages of twenty-one and forty, committed to supporting the Whitney’s mission of championing emerging voices and artistic innovation. Deepen your commitment to the Museum by selecting from our convenient Auto Renew and Two Year membership options.

Contemporaries $750

Dual benefits, plus:

  • Invitations for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for select exhibitions
  • Artist studio visits
  • Gallery walks
  • Contemporaries-only talks and discussions
  • After-hours tours
  • Advance discounted tickets to Art Party
  • Invitations to select contemporary art fairs
  • Admission for up to two accompanying guests on every visit

Estimated value of goods and services provided: $112

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Contemporaries Patron $1,250

Contemporaries benefits, plus:

  • VIP access for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for select exhibitions
  • An annual art day trip
  • A private collection visit
  • Artist and art-world insider talks
  • A select exhibition catalogue
  • Admission for an additional two accompanying guests (four total) on every visit

Estimated value of goods and services provided: $224

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Special Membership Categories

Artist $50

Available to working artists. Artists website, current CV listing exhibitions or other relevant projects, or a recent exhibition announcement should be provided.

Individual benefits

Fully tax deductible

National/
International $50

Intended for those who live outside of the tri-state area (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York).

Individual benefits

Fully tax deductible

Student $50

You must be a full-time student to be eligible. A copy of a student’s current semester ID and anticipated graduation date should be provided. 

Individual benefits

Fully tax deductible

Senior $60

Available to senior citizens ages 65 and older. A copy of a senior’s valid ID should be provided. 

Individual benefits

Fully tax deductible


Contact Membership

(212) 570-3641
memberinfo@whitney.org