|Photo: Orange Photography|
This is an exciting time of unprecedented growth for the museum, and as a member you are an essential part of our community. Below are a few frequently asked questions about our exhibitions and programs as we begin our transformation.
If you're a current member, becoming a Charter member is as simple as renewing! For a limited time, existing members can enjoy additional membership benefits by renewing at the Charter level for three years at 30% off. Visit My Account for more Charter membership details and to sign up today, or call 415.357.4135 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Offer ends June 30, 2013.
No. Your membership benefits will continue to give you access to a fantastic array of exhibitions and public programs between now and June 2013, as well as offering unprecedented new opportunities and access through the entire construction period as we transform ourselves for the future. Your ongoing support as an SFMOMA member will enable us to continue our mission of promoting art in our community.
To complete the construction that is part of the museum's transformation, it will be necessary to move our exhibitions and programs completely off site for a period of time. After June 2, 2013, our building will be temporarily closed to the public until it reopens in early 2016. However, nothing will stop us from presenting great art. We are developing dynamic exhibitions and programs to unfold throughout the region in collaboration with a distinguished list of community partners. SFMOMA members are the heart of the museum, and we are committed to making your membership experience rewarding and inspiring. Throughout the period of construction, your membership will continue to deliver great value.
SFMOMA will present collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions, site-specific installations, neighborhood festivals across the city, and new education initiatives. We'll be using this period to experiment with new ideas, continue engaging in dialogue with a range of cultural partners, and create fresh ways to experience the museum's collection. Here are just a few highlights of what’s to come (read the full announcement for more detail).
Your SFMOMA membership will be your passport to collaborative exhibitions at our partner museums, site-specific installations, and other programs listed above. During the run of each exhibition, you will enjoy a rich array of members-only benefits. You will also receive free or reduced admission, advance access, and exclusive viewing times for a range of exciting programs. We are in the final stages of confirming our cultural partnerships and will be announcing the full list of partner museums and details about new opportunities and access.
Yes! Your membership benefits will continue to give you access to a fantastic array of exhibitions and public programs between now and June 2013, as well as offer unprecedented new opportunities and access through the entire construction period as we transform ourselves for the future. Your ongoing support as an SFMOMA member will enable us to continue our mission of promoting art in our community.
You can stay up-to-date on our latest expansion news, member events, and more by signing up for SFMOMA e.news. Also be sure to visit the expansion pages to learn more. We will be updating this page regularly in the coming months, so please continue checking back for the most current information. Have questions? Call us at 415.357.4135.
There are three ways to join or renew your membership:
Please allow up to six weeks for your membership cards to be processed and delivered. You can take advantage of your membership benefits right away by presenting proof of payment and a photo ID at the membership desk.
Basic membership benefits include unlimited free admission for you and a guest; express entry at the museum; invitations to exclusive member events; free subscription to our exhibition and program guide; free admission to selected film screenings and lectures; and 10 percent off at the MuseumStore. Additional benefits are available at higher membership levels.
Members at all levels may bring one guest to the museum free of charge on each visit during regular hours. Membership at the Dual level and higher extends complimentary admission to up to four people. To receive complimentary admission, guests must be accompanied by a current member.
Please check your invitation for guest privilege details.
Our exhibition and program guide covers everything you need to know about what's going on at the museum, and it arrives in your mailbox every other month. For more up-to-the-moment news and event information, sign up for SFMOMA e.news or access our online calendar of events.
Yes, but giving through a charitable trust, foundation, or donor-advised fund carries certain restrictions. Please contact the Membership Department at email@example.com or 415.357.4135 for more information.
Members at the Supporting level and higher enjoy reciprocal benefits at selected museums in North America — including free admission, admission to member previews, and discounts on purchases made at participating museums' stores. Please note that reciprocal privileges may be restricted for specially ticketed exhibitions.
Review the list of participating museums.
Members at the Contributing level and higher receive guest passes each year. Each guest pass may be used for a one-time free admission during regular museum hours, whether or not the member is present. Guest passes do not have an expiration date. Guest passes can be used for complimentary admission to specially ticketed exhibitions. However, they cannot be used for admission to members-only previews and do not entitle the user to a MuseumStore discount or other membership privileges.
Membership cards are not transferable; only the cardholder is entitled to use the card. The cardholder must be present in order for guests to receive free admission.
Please visit the membership desk in the museum's Haas Atrium or email the Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a replacement card. You can continue to take advantage of your membership benefits by presenting a photo ID at the membership desk.
Now it's easier than ever to manage your SFMOMA membership. By creating an online account, you can check your membership level and expiration date and update your contact information with the museum.
For two-card memberships, both members can create an online account and sign up for SFMOMA e.news at their own email address. Please note that membership mailings will be sent to only one postal address. Any address updates made by either member will change the mailing address on the membership.
Creating an online account allows you to sign up for SFMOMA e.news, check your membership level and expiration date, update your contact information, and enjoy fast and easy processing of your membership transactions. Managing your membership online also helps the museum save paper and resources. If you wish to delete your SFMOMA online account, please email email@example.com.
Please note: your SFMOMA online account is separate from your Museumtix account.
If you have already created an online account, log in, select "Sign me up for e.news," and check the SFMOMA e.news box to activate your e.news subscription.
Membership prices changed on May 21, 2011. Prices at the Individual, Dual, Senior Individual, and Senior Dual levels each increased by $10; prices at higher membership levels did not change.
This modest rate increase helps offset the rising costs of member benefits and services and ensures that the generous support of our members provides the greatest possible funding for the museum's exhibition, conservation, and education programs. Our last membership price change was in May 2009.