As the national museum of modern and contemporary art, the Hirshhorn is a platform for artists to push the boundaries of what art can be, a hub where timely conversations and ideas thrive, and an opportunity for visitors to engage with art that responds to history in real time, most of them for the first time. The Hirshhorn is many things, but we are nothing without you.

Becoming a Hirshhorn Insider means joining a community of change-makers, of movers and shakers coming together to celebrate the transformative power of modern and contemporary art. Hirshhorn Insiders are at the center of the Museum’s radical mission—and this is fun! Insiders unlock an all-access pass to art up close while providing support for innovative exhibitions and public programs that inspire more than 1 million visitors a year. From meeting artists at exclusive previews to advance event registration, becoming an Insider will bring you closer to the artists and ideas of our time.


How to Give the Gift of Membership 

You will be asked to enter your gift recipient’s information during checkout, however we will not contact them. A gift voucher will immediately be emailed to you which you can give to your recipient to activate. Your recipient may activate their membership at any time.

Each Hirshhorn Insider membership is tied to a unique email address as all event registrations will be confirmed via email. 

If you are a Hirshhorn Insider wishing to purchase a gift membership:

You must either enter a secondary email address at checkout or call 202-633-2836. 

If you are a Hirshhorn Insider wishing to purchase multiple gift memberships:

Please call 202-633-2836.

One email address One membership

Each Hirshhorn Insider membership must be tied to a unique email address. If you are an Insider and wish to purchase a gift membership, you must enter a different email address at checkout then the one associated with your personal Insider profile. If you are having trouble purchasing an Insider membership as a gift, please call 202-633-2836


Insiders receive the following benefits for one year:


Hirshhorn Insider: FRIEND – $100 ($100 tax-deductible)

  • KUSAMA:  Two reserved timed passes to experience One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection during the exhibition, April 1–Nov. 27, as available.
  • First Access:  Advance Hirshhorn Insider registration for two passes to select programs (artist talks, films, performances).
  • Insider Access:  Invitation for two to our new Annual Insider Celebration.
  • Insider Perks:  Hirshhorn Highlights email (monthly).
  • Insider Discounts:  10% discount at Dolcezza Café and the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian Museum shops with presentation of Hirshhorn Insider card.

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Hirshhorn Insider: ENTHUSIAST – $250 ($190 tax-deductible)

  • KUSAMA:  Six reserved timed passes to experienceOne with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection during the exhibition, April 1–Nov. 27, as available.
  • First Access:  Advance Insider registration for two passes to select programs (artist talks, films, performances). Advance sale of Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets to the Hirshhorn Ball.
  • Insider Access:  Invitation for two to our new Annual Insider Celebration and select Hirshhorn Insider Nights.
  • Insider Perks:  Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets for select concerts, performances, and events and monthly Hirshhorn Highlights email.
  • Insider Discounts:  10% discount at Dolcezza Café and 20% discount (on single purchases up to $200) at the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian Museum shops with your Hirshhorn Insider card.
  • VIP Invites:  Exhibition previews (two passes for two previews during the membership year).

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Hirshhorn Insider: CONNECTOR – $500 ($400 tax-deductible)

  • KUSAMA:  Ten reserved timed passes to experience One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection during the exhibition, April 1–Nov. 27, as available.
  • First Access:  Advance Insider registration for two passes to select programs (artist talks, films, performances). Advance sale of Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets to the Hirshhorn Ball.
  • Insider Access:  Invitation for two guests to our new Annual Insider Celebration. Invite to select Hirshhorn Insider Nights, and bring friends! An additional invitation for two guests to attend one Insider Night.
  • Insider Perks:  Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets for select concerts, performances, and events and monthly Hirshhorn Highlights email. Intimate meet-and-greet with artists and speakers. Free subscription to Smithsonian magazine.
  • Insider Discounts:  10% discount at Dolcezza Café and 20% discount (on single purchases up to $200) at the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian Museum shops with presentation of Hirshhorn Insider card.
  • VIP Invites:  Exhibition previews (two invitations for two people during the year) and one special curator-led exhibition tour.

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Hirshhorn Insider: GLOBAL ARTS COUNCIL – $2,500 ($2,275 tax-deductible)

  • KUSAMA: Twelve reserved timed passes to experience One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection during the exhibition, April 1–Nov. 27, as available.
    • Guided group tour during your experience
    • Invitation for two to the opening party
  • VIP Pass: Admits two people for two major national art fairs (subject to availability).
  • VIP Invites:
    • One invitation to an intimate exhibition opening event
    • Experience an Exclusive Collectors’ Council program such as a private studio visit or a behind-the-scenes tour ($5,000 value)
  • Give the gift of Insider access to a friend! One Friend-level gift membership for a friend.
  • Recognition in the Smithsonian’s annual report.
  • First Access: Advance Insider registration for two passes to select programs (artist talks, films, performances). Advance sale of Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets to the Hirshhorn Ball.
  • Insider Access: Invitation for two guests to our new Annual Insider Celebration and to one special Hirshhorn behind-the-scenes tour, such as a visit to the Museum’s new Conservation Lab. Invite to select Hirshhorn Insider Nights, and bring friends! An additional invitation for two guests to attend one Hirshhorn Insider Night.
  • Insider Perks: Hirshhorn Insider-priced tickets for select concerts, performances, and events and monthly Hirshhorn Highlights email. Intimate meet-and-greet with artists and speakers. Free subscription to Smithsonian magazine. One complimentary exhibition catalogue.
  • Insider Discounts: 10% discount at Dolcezza Café and 20% discount at the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian Museum shops with presentation of Hirshhorn Insider card.

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