Skip to main content

Reciprocal Memberships

About

Patron, Friend, Fellow, Contributors Circles, and Corporate members have the benefit of two reciprocal membership programs. Western Reciprocal Membership Program and The Metropolitan Reciprocal Membership Program allow members at these levels free admission to nearly 30 art institutions nationwide. Additional Reciprocal Museums are available to all SAM members.

What to know

This program is exclusively for SAM Patron, Friend, Fellow, Contributors Circles, and Corporate members. Please reach out to the institution you are planning on visiting to confirm your reciprocal benefits.

Digital card holders: Present your active digital membership card and photo ID to participating organizations for free or discounted admission.

Plastic card holders: Present your active SAM membership card with reciprocal logo and photo ID to participating organizations for free or discounted admission.

SAM member benefits at each of the reciprocal museums

  • Free admission
  • Free admission to special exhibitions when a surcharge does not apply
  • Discounts at museum stores
  • Discounts on lecture and program tickets

Members of the reciprocal museums get benefits at SAM

  • Free admission for cardholders and up to two guests
  • Free admission to special exhibitions 
  • 10% discount at SAM Shop
  • Discounts on program and lecture tickets

Member benefits across the country

Join SAM at the Patron level or above to receive reciprocal member benefits and get more out of your membership.

Western Reciprocal
Membership Program

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Dallas Museum of Art

Denver Art Museum

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Gilcrease Museum

Japanese American National Museum
(Los Angeles, CA)

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

New Orleans Museum of Art

Portland Art Museum

San Diego Museum of Art

San Jose Museum of Art

UCLA Hammer Museum

Metropolitan Reciprocal
Membership Program

Carnegie Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Denver Art Museum

The Detroit Institute of Arts

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Toledo Museum of Art

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

Reciprocal Museums for all 
SAM members

Audain Art Museum


Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Japan Society​​​


Whitney Museum of American Art​​​



Related programs