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Curators’ Circle

Contributions from art lovers like you enable SFMOMA to bring world-class art exhibitions and educational public programs to the Bay Area. In appreciation of your generous commitment, we invite you to connect with curators, conservators, and other museum specialists through behind-the-scenes tours, engaging social events, and compelling learning opportunities.

Become an Enthusiast Level Member: $2,500 – $4,999

  • Programs with museum curators, including talks, tours, and panels exploring exhibitions and the museum’s collection
  • “Meet the Curators” receptions, where you can talk to curators and learn firsthand what they are working on
  • Special exhibition opening celebrations
  • Access to Contemporaries, which offers programs that foster conversation, education, and connections related to today’s contemporary art market
  • “Conversation + Cocktails,” an annual event featuring an important contemporary artist
  • Early registration to adult continuing education programs
  • A 48-hour, curator-led trip
  • VIP access for four to exhibitions requiring timed tickets

Plus all Benefactor level benefits.


Become an Advocate Level Member: $5,000 – $9,999

Everything above, plus:

  • Annual salons featuring artists and thought leaders discussing hot topics in today’s art world
  • Behind-the-scenes experiences with curators and conservators
  • Long-weekend travel to exciting art destinations
  • Recognition on the annual donor wall
  • Special kid-friendly programs to engage the kids in your life with art

Become a Patron Level Member: $10,000 – $19,999

Everything above, plus:

  • A private curator-led tour of an exhibition or installation of your choice
  • Annual breakfast with SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra
  • Invitation to one Director’s Circle event
  • VIP passes to art fairs

Memberships are nontransferable. All prices and benefits are subject to change.

To join by mail, download an order form.

Curators’ Circle is generously supported by illy coffee.

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To request information about Curators’ Circle at SFMOMA, call 415.357.4085 or fill out the form below.

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