Supporters who give an annual membership gift of $1,500 or above are members of our Contributors Circles Membership Program. In recognition of this generous philanthropic commitment, we offer intimate and exclusive behind-the-scenes benefits and personalized service. More information about these benefits is available below, or you can contact the Contributors Circles office at 206.654.3222.
All Fellow-level benefits, plus:
Special Exhibition Opening Celebrations
Receive invitations for you and a guest to attend the exclusive VIP opening celebrations of SAM’s special exhibitions.
Join us for private behind-the-scenes tours of special exhibitions and the SAM collection with SAM’s curators and other experts.
Olympic Sculpture Park Reception
Enjoy the views and hear about new installations at a springtime reception at the Olympic Sculpture Park.
Receive an invitation for you and your family to attend a special gathering at the Olympic Sculpture Park.
Receive ten guest passes for friends and family .
Receive recognition on the Donor Wall and in Contributors Circles publications.
$300 is not tax-deductible.
All Ambassador Circle benefits , plus:
Enjoy a lively discussion on current issues in collecting. Meet and learn from collectors, gallerists, and experts.
Additional Exhibition Catalogue
Receive an additional complimentary exhibition
catalogue of your choice.
Patron-level Gift Membership
Receive a complimentary Patron membership to share with a friend or family member ($250 value).
Receive complimentary parking for two visits to the Seattle Art Museum.
$472 is not tax-deductible.
All Steward Circle
benefits , plus:
Discover New Art
Join SAM’s director, curators, conservator, and the Committee on Collections for a reception and insider’s view of recent acquisitions. (This evening is held on alternating years.)
Experience an intimate gathering at a private home with special guests, including artists and collectors.
$582 is not tax-deductible.
All Curator Circle benefits, plus:
Exclusive invitation to join SAM on an annual trip led by the museum's director or curators.
Private Museum Tour
Introduce your family and guests to the museum with a tour at the SAM venue of your choice.
Reserve any SAM space for your next special occasion. Rental fee waived; catering and security costs not included.
Additional Patron Gift Membership
Receive an additional complimentary Patron membership to share with a friend or family member ($250 value).
*Members at SAM's $10,000 Benefactor level and above are eligible to receive an invitation to join our highly curated trips that include special access to museums, artist studios, and private collections. All interested travelers will be placed on a waiting list and prioritized based on annual support, long-term commitment to the museum, participation in fundraising campaigns, and service to the museum.
$634 is not tax-deductible.
Additional membership levels are available above the $10,000 Benefactor Circle level and offer unique, personalized events for SAM’s most generous supporters. For questions and more information, please contact the Contributors Circles office at 206.654.3222 or