Visitors in gallery, Yayoi Kusama Infinite Mirrors

Membership

The Hirshhorn’s Annual Circle provides members with behind-the-scenes experiences, and exclusive access to programming and modern and contemporary art. While federal funding provides operating costs, private donations make possible the Museum’s renowned exhibitions and innovative public programs. We would be delighted to include you among our members this coming season, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Hirshhorn!

ASSOCIATES CIRCLE – $100 ($100 tax-deductible)

  • Annual member benefits for two people
  • You will receive:
    • Invitation to member nights
    • Invitation to member recognition celebration
    • Hirshhorn e-News (monthly)
    • 10 % discount in the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian museum shops

CONTRIBUTORS CIRCLE – $250 ($220 tax-deductible)

  • All above benefits, plus:
  • You will receive:
    • Invitation to one exhibition preview
    • Invitation to the annual member recognition celebration
    • Free admission to After Hours or other similar programs
    • 20% discount (on single purchases up to $200) in the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian museum shops
    • Hirshhorn e-News (monthly)

INNER CIRCLE – $500 ($425 tax-deductible)
All above benefits, plus:

  • You will receive:
    • Invitation to one additional exhibition preview (two total)
    • Reserved seating for select programs and lectures with leading artists
    • Invitation to attend special curator-led exhibition tours
    • Free subscription to Smithsonian magazine

FRIENDS CIRCLE – $1,000 ($860 tax-deductible)
All above benefits, plus:

  • You will receive:
    • Invitations to all exhibition previews
    • One complimentary exhibition catalogue
    • 20% discount on all purchases in the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian museum shops

CURATORS CIRCLE – $2,500 ($2,300 tax-deductible)
All above benefits, plus:

  • You will have special opportunities to interact with Hirshhorn curators.
  • You will receive:
    • VIP Passes for two major art fairs (subject to availability)
    • Invitations to two Collectors’ Council programs, such as private reception following a Meet the Artist talk, or a behind-the-scenes tour

The Hirshhorn Museum Collectors’ Council offers insider access to the contemporary art world through exclusive events and opportunities to see collections, meet artists and learn more about contemporary art. All proceeds provide invaluable support for the Hirshhorn’s renowned exhibitions, programs, and collection preservation activities. Council members receive the following benefits for two people:

PATRONS’ COUNCIL – $5,000 ($4,506 tax-deductible)

  • You will receive:
    • Invitation to attend select council events, including artist studio visits, artist talks, and exhibition previews
    • Exclusive access to Hirshhorn exhibitions and programs with private curator-led tours and reserved seats at special lectures and programs, including the James T. Demetrion Lecture
    • Invitation to attend select exhibition preview dinners (1 per year)
    • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Hirshhorn conservation lab or a special exhibition at a cultural organization in DC
    • VIP passes for major national art fairs
    • Two complimentary exhibition catalogues per year
    • Recognition in the Smithsonian annual donor report and on the Hirshhorn donor board in the Museum Lobby

DIRECTOR’S COUNCIL – $10,000 ($9,206 tax-deductible)
All above benefits, plus:

  • You will receive:
    • Invitations to prominent collection viewings in private homes
    • Invitations to attend exclusive exhibition preview dinners (2-3 per year)
    • Opportunity to participate in the select, intimate domestic study trip (1 per year, based upon availability)
    • Occasion to arrange one special-access visit to the Hirshhorn for a group of 10 people
    • Champagne reception with honored artist or featured speaker in Director’s office (1 per year)

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL – $25,000 ($23,436 tax-deductible)
All above benefits, plus:

  • You will receive:
    • Invitations to all exhibition dinners (3-5 per year)
    • Invitation to select Trustee dinners
    • First choice of entry time for VIP passes to major national and international art fairs,
    • including VIP curator-led tours
    • First priority registration for the annual international study trip
    • Invitations to national and international receptions throughout the year, often surrounding art fairs
    • and travelling exhibitions
    • Champagne reception with honored artist or featured speaker in Director’s office (3-5 per year)
    • A limited-edition Shirin Neshat photograph from her series Our House is on Fire (cost of print will offset
    • tax-deduction by an additional $4,000) (limited quantity and subject to availability, 1st time members only)

Become a Member




If you prefer to join by phone or are experiencing technical difficulties, please call 202-633-2836 or contact HMSGdevelopment@si.edu.