Membership Levels


Core Benefits

All members enjoy these benefits:

  • Unlimited, express admission with your member card
  • Celebratory Member Nights throughout the year
  • Member early admission on select weekend mornings
  • Private previews for major exhibitions 
  • Members-only coat check line
  • Discounts of up to 20% off at the Museum Shop
  • 10% off at the Whitney’s restaurant, Untitled, and the Studio Cafe
  • Complimentary multimedia guides for select exhibitions
  • 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.


Curate Your Own Membership

Customize your experience and maximize your benefits with our Curate Your Own Membership program, choosing from five series with exclusive member privileges only available at the Whitney. Choose Core Benefits for one or two, then select a Series (one Series is included, each additional Series is $40 per year).

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Individual $85
($77 With Auto Renew)

Choose core benefits for one cardholder. Includes one complimentary Curate Your Own Series of your choice.

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Dual $125
($113 with Auto Renew)

Choose core benefits for two cardholders. Includes one complimentary Curate Your Own Series of your choice.

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Series Options:

Social

Plus Minus

Two Member Night drink tickets and two one-time-use guest passes

$76 is not tax deductible

Learning

Plus Minus

Lectures exploring key issues in modern and contemporary American art with Whitney teaching fellows

Fully tax deductible

Family

Plus Minus

Priority notification and discounts for Family Programs for kids ages four to twelve and two one-time-use guest passes

$40 is not tax deductible

Insider

Plus Minus

Special presentations and behind-the-scenes talks featuring perspectives from staff across the Museum

Fully tax deductible

Philanthropy

Plus Minus

Enjoy Core Benefits only and direct more of your membership gift to the Museum

Fully tax deductible




Contributing Membership

Members at our Contributing Levels provide important philanthropic support to the Whitney. Deepen your commitment to the Museum and enjoy the convenience of an Auto Renew or Two Year membership.

Friend $250
($230 with Auto Renew)

Invitations for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major exhibitions, a special gift, four one-time-use guest passes, and two membership cards providing express entry for the cardholders.

$138 is not tax-deductible per year

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Fellow ($2,500)

VIP invitations for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major exhibitions, after-hours exhibition tours, programs with Whitney curators and artists, gallery walks, collection visits, Breakfasts with the Director, a select exhibition catalogue, four one-time use guest passes, two membership cards providing unlimited express entry for the cardholders, and admission for six accompanied guests.

$198 is not tax-deductible per year

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Patron $500
($470 with Auto Renew)

Invitations for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major exhibitions, after-hours exhibition tours, a select exhibition catalogue, four one-time-use guest passes, two membership cards providing express entry for the cardholders, and admission for two accompanied guests.

$178 is not tax-deductible per year

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Sponsor ($5,000)

VIP invitations for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major exhibitions and a dinner or reception with trustees and artists, after-hours tours, programs with Whitney curators and artists, gallery walks, collection visits, Breakfasts with the Director, an annual event with prominent art world figures, a select exhibition catalogue, four one-time use guest passes, two membership cards providing express entry for the cardholders, and admission for six accompanied guests.

$214 is not tax-deductible per year

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Circle ($1,000)

VIP access for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major exhibitions, after-hours exhibition tours, programs with Whitney curators and artists and events around NYC such as gallery walks and collection visits, a select exhibition catalogue, four one-time use guest passes, two membership cards providing express entry for the cardholders, and admission for four accompanied guests.

$178 is not tax-deductible per year

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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 and enjoy the convenience of an Auto Renew or Two Year membership.

Contemporaries ($750)

Invitations for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major 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, express admission for two cardholders with two accompanied guests.

$98 is not tax-deductible per year

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Contemporaries Patron ($1,250)

VIP access for two to Opening Cocktail Receptions for major exhibitions, an annual art day trip and a private collection visit, artist and art-world insider talks, artist studio visits, gallery talks, Contemporaries-only talks and discussions, and after-hours tours, advance discounted tickets to Art Party, invitations to select contemporary art fairs, a select exhibition catalogue, and express admission for two cardholders with up to four accompanied guests.

$210 is not tax-deductible per year

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Special Membership Categories

Artist ($50)

A discounted membership is available for working artists residing within the United States who work in one or more of the media that are represented in the Whitney’s collection, including painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, film, video, and digital media. Applicants are required to present documentation upon joining or renewing. Accepted forms of documentation include a website, current CV listing exhibitions or other relevant projects, or a recent exhibition announcement.

  • Core benefits for one person

Fully tax-deductible

National/
International ($50)

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

  • Core benefits for one person

Fully tax-deductible


Student ($50)

You must be a full-time student to be eligible. A copy of a student’s current semester ID should accompany applications. Available only in our lobby to U.S. residents.

  • Core benefits for one person

Fully tax-deductible

Senior ($60)

Only seniors ages 65 and above are eligible. A copy of a senior’s valid ID must accompany applications. Available only in our lobby to U.S. residents.

  • Core benefits for one person

Fully tax-deductible


Contact Membership

(212) 570-3641
memberinfo@whitney.org