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Contributors Circles

Contributors Circles

Contributors Circles members provide essential annual operating support that ensures SAM will continue to be a vibrant cultural space for Seattle. In recognition of this generous philanthropic commitment, we offer intimate and exclusive behind-the-scenes benefits.

Membership Levels

Annual membership gifts of $1,500 or above are members of our Contributors Circles.

Ambassador Circle


All Fellow-level membership benefits plus invitations to curator-led tours and exhibition openings.
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Steward Circle


All Ambassador-level membership benefits plus art excursions and complimentary parking.
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Curator Circle


All Steward-level membership benefits plus opportunities to learn about art in intimate settings.
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Benefactor Circle


All Curator Circle benefits plus an exclusive travel opportunity, private tour, and more.
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Additional Contributors Circles levels

Memberships at the $10,000 Benefactor Circle level and above offer unique, personalized events for SAM’s most generous supporters. Please contact us for more information.

Contributors Circles members have exclusive access

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SAM Salons

Mingle with artists, collectors, and other special guests during an intimate gathering at a private home, gallery, or studio.

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Regional excursions

Get out and become familiar with the art scene in our area, guided by a SAM curator or director.

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Private museum tours

Share your love of art by bringing family and guests on a private tour at any one of SAM’s three locations.

More membership levels

Many SAM membership levels are available. Find the one that fits your interests and lifestyle. 
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Discounted Memberships

Students, seniors, and others may be eligible for a discounted membership.
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Corporate Support

Join a community of generous philanthropic members committed to SAM and the arts.
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Looking for other ways to
support SAM?

If membership isn’t right for you, consider donating. Donations of any amount support the arts and keep the museum open for all to enjoy.