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

Benefits include:

  • Special-access talks, tours, and panels with museum curators
  • “Conversation + Cocktails,” an annual event featuring a leading contemporary artist
  • Special exhibition opening celebrations
  • The annual “Meet the Curators” reception, where you’ll gain insight into the minds of our curators and what they have planned
  • Creative family programs to engage the kids in your life with art
  • Opportunity to join Contemporaries, a collecting-focused group that officers innovative programs fostering conversation, education, and connections related to today’s contemporary art world
  • Six member exhibition passes for unaccompanied guests
  • Two exclusive travel opportunities to exciting art destinations led by museum curators and highlighting contemporary art and culture

plus, all Benefactor-level benefits.


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

Everything above, plus:

  • Additional behind-the-scenes experiences with SFMOMA’s curators and conservators
  • Twelve member exhibition passes for unaccompanied guests
  • Recognition on the annual donor wall
  • VIP passes to domestic and international art fairs upon request, when available

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

Everything above, plus:

  • A private, curator-led tour of an exhibition or installation
  • An exclusive annual event with SFMOMA’s director
  • Invitation to one Director’s Circle event

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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