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Member Benefits & Levels​​

Member Benefits

We love our members! You're our community, our biggest fans, and our greatest advocates.

As a member, you receive many benefits, including unlimited free admission to all three SAM locations. We also offer exclusive members-only events: sneak peeks at special exhibitions and opening night receptions; member days when the museum is closed to the public; our beloved Members Art History lecture series with SAM curators now named Conversations with Curators; and more.

Benefits include:

  • Personalized membership card granting unlimited free​ admission for a full year to the Seattle Art Museum, the Asian Art Museum, and the Olympic Sculpture Park

  • 10% discount at SAM Books, Shops, and Taste

  • Unlimited free admission to special exhibitions

  • Invitations to members-only special exhibitions previews and viewings

  • Subscriptions to our SAM print magazine and electronic newsletter​

  • Discounts on Remix, lectures, film series, and other museum programs

  • Discounts at more than 40 Seattle-area merchants and on leading arts magazines

  • Art rental privileges at SAM Gallery​​

MEMBER LEVELS

INDIVIDUAL $69

Individual
  • All membership benefits for one person

  • Two onetime-use guest passes good for SAM collection galleries or $5 off special exhibition tickets

Full amount is tax-deductible.

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DUAL $89​

Dual
  • All membership benefits for two people

  • Two personalized membership cards

  • Two onetime-use guest passes good for SAM collection galleries or $5 off special exhibition tickets

Full amount is tax-deductible.

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FAMILY $99

Family
  • All membership benefits for two adults and children 18 and under in the same household

  • Invitations to and discounts on family programming

  • Two onetime-use guest passes good for SAM collection galleries or $5 off special exhibition tickets

Full amount is tax-deductible.​​

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PATRON $250

Patron

All Family-level benefits, plus:

  • NEW! Unlimited free admission for two members and two guests on each visit

  • Invitations to premier member-only receptions for special exhibitions

  • Reciprocal admission and store discounts at 28 museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Portland Art Museum

  • Four onetime-use guest passes to share with family and friends

Best value! $52 is not tax-deductible.

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FRIEND $500

Friend

All Patron-level benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to curator-led tours of SAM’s collections

  • NEW! One exhibition catalogue annually

  • Two additional onetime-use guest passes to share with family and friends

$87 is not tax-deductible.​​

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FELLOW $800

Fellow

All Friend-level benefits, plus:

  • NEW! Invitation to one special exhibition VIP opening celebration

  • NEW! Early access to premier member receptions

$127 is not tax-deductible.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Contributors Circles

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.​

AMBASSADOR CIRCLE
$1,500–$2,499

Ambassador Circle

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.

  • Curator-Led Tours
    Receive invitations for behind-the-scenes tours of special exhibitions with SAM curators.

  • Art Outdoors
    Receive an invitation for you and your family to attend a special gathering at the Olympic Sculpture Park.

  • Guest Passes 
    Receive ten guest passes for friends and family​.

  • Recognition 
    Receive recognition on the Donor Wall and in Contributors Circles publications.

$222 is not tax-deductible.​

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STEWARD CIRCLE
$2,500–$4,999

All Ambassador Circle benefits​, plus:

Ambassador Circle
  • Collectors Evening 
    Enjoy lively discussion on current issues in collecting and the opportunity to meet and learn from collectors 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 ($200 value).

  • Complimentary Parking
    Receive complimentary parking for two visits to the Seattle Art Museum.

$415 is not tax-deductible.​

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CURATOR CIRCLE
$5,000–$9,999

Curator Circle

All Steward Circle benefits​, plus:

  • Art Acquisitions Evening 
    Join SAM’s director, curators, conservator, and the Committee on Collections for an insider’s peek at the collection and recent acquisitions. This event is held on alternating years.

  • SAM Salon
    Meet special guests, including artists and collectors, in intimate settings.

$490 is not tax-deductible.

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BENEFACTOR CIRCLE
$10,000–$14,999

Benefactor Circle

All Curator Circle benefits, plus:

  • Private Museum Tour 
    Introduce your family and guests to the museum with a tour at the SAM venue of your choice.

  • SAM Rental
    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 ($200 value).

$647 is not tax-deductible.

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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 email us.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Discounted Memberships

In order to join at a discounted level of membership, you must either visit us at any SAM location or call​​ the Customer Service Center at 206.654.3210.

Student
$30

Student

Available to full-time students with current student ID. ID required for museum admission. All member communication will be sent via email only. Email address is required.

  • All Individual-level benefits (guest passes are not available at this membership level)

  • Valid for one person only

Full amount is tax-deductible.

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Senior
$39

Senior

Available to seniors 62 or over. Proof of age required for museum admission.

  • All Individual-level benefits (guest passes are not available at this membership level)

  • Valid for one person only

Full amount is tax-deductible.

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Dual Senior
$65

Dual Senior

Available for two seniors who are both 62 and over. Proof of age required for museum admission.

  • All Dual-level benefits (guest passes are not available at this membership level)

  • Both membership cards must be assigned to specific individuals who are 62 or over

Full amount is tax-deductible.

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ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS

SAM also offers membership discounts to travelers, educators, SAM volunteers, employees of SAM corporate members, University of Washington Alumni Association members, Washington State University Alumni Association members, and other groups. To apply one of these discounts, please speak with a representative at the Ticketing Desk or call the Customer Service Center at 206.654.3210​.

Discounts cannot be applied to already discounted membership levels. Only one discount can be applied per membership.

Traveler Discount
$10 off Individual or Dual membership. Proof of residency 60+ miles out of Seattle required.

Educator Discount
20% off membership at the Individual through Patron levels. Proof of current employment as an educator required.

SAM Volunteer Discount
20% off membership at the Individual through Patron levels. Proof of active volunteer status required.

SAM Corporate Member Employee Discount
20% off new memberships at the Individual through Patron levels for employees of our corporate partners. Proof of employment required.

UW Alumni Association Discount 
20% off new memberships at the Individual through Patron levels. Current alumni ID card required.​​​

WSU​ Alumni Association Discount 
20% off new memberships at the Individual through Patron levels. Current alumni ID card required.​​​​​