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!

CONTRIBUTORS CIRCLE – $250  ($115 tax-deductible)

  • Annual member benefits for two people
  • You will receive:
    • Invitation to one exhibition preview reception
    • 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  ($335 tax-deductible)
All above benefits, plus:

  • You will receive:
    • Invitation to one additional exhibition preview reception (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  ($770 tax-deductible)
All above benefits, plus:

  • You will receive:
    • Invitations to all exhibition preview receptions
    • One complimentary exhibition catalogue
    • 20% discount on all purchases in the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian Museum Shops

CURATORS CIRCLE – $2,500  ($2,210 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

PATRONS’ COUNCIL – $5,000 ($4,195 tax-deductible)
All above benefits, plus:

  • You will receive:
    • Invitation to attend one artist studio visit (DC)
    • Invitations to all exhibition preview receptions and exclusive opening dinners
    • Two complimentary exhibition catalogues
    • Special 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
  • VIP passes for two additional major national art fairs (four total)
    • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Hirshhorn conservation lab or a special exhibition at another cultural organization in Washington, DC
    • Collectors’ Council credit for one major Hirshhorn exhibition annually
    • Recognition in the Smithsonian annual donor report and on the Hirshhorn donor board in the Museum Lobby

DIRECTOR’S COUNCIL – $10,000  ($8,700 tax-deductible)
All above benefits, plus:

  • You will receive:
    • Invitation to attend one additional artist studio visit (two total: one in DC and one in NYC)
    • Invitation to attend private collection viewings (three total: two in DC and one in NYC)
    • Complimentary copy of all exhibition catalogues
  • Invitations to the annual James T. Demetrion Lecture and post-lecture dinner with internationally recognized artists and curators
    • Exclusive, curator-led walkthroughs of art fairs
    • Two director or curator-led gallery walks (NYC)
  • Opportunities to participate in domestic and international art tours highlighting art-world events (based upon availability)
  • Opportunity to arrange one special-access visit to the Hirshhorn for a group of 10 people
    • 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) (subject to availability)

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL – $25,000  ($23,410 tax-deductible)
All above benefits, plus:

  • You will receive:
    • Invitation to attend one additional artist studio visit (three total: one in DC and two in NYC)
    • Invitation to a private dinner with the selected artist following an artist studio visit
    • Invitation to attend one additional private collection visit (four total: two in DC and two in NYC)
    • Invitation to the annual forum that brings together curators and leading figures for a conversation on emerging artists, trends, and the state of the field (DC)
  • Invitation to a private lunch and museum tour with the director of the Hirshhorn
    • VIP passes to two major international art fairs, including curator-led tours
    • First priority registration for the annual study trip
    • One additional invitation to each event for a guest
    • International Council program credit for all major exhibitions

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