Join the MCASD community and receive a full year of free, unlimited admission to our locations in downtown San Diego and La Jolla and invitations to exclusive member openings and TNT. Plus enjoy a wide range of benefits, including: discounts at the Museum X Store and Museum Cafe, discounts on tickets to MCASD events, and free admission to many film screenings and lectures. Learn more about upcoming Member events.




General Memberships

Click a membership level below to view its benefits.

E-Member/Single $45

  • One personalized Membership card for 12 months of unlimited free admission
  • Free admission for one to Member Openings and all TNT (Thursday Night Thing) happenings
  • Free or reduced admission to Museum events throughout the year
  • Subscription to monthly prE-VIEW e-newsletter and other e-mail announcements re: upcoming MCASD events and happenings
  • 10% discount at the X Store and Museum Cafe

Entirely tax-deductible

Dual/Family $75

  • Personalized Membership cards for two
  • Free unlimited admission to all MCASD locations
  • Preview mailings, exclusive invitations, and free or reduced admission to all Museum events throughout the year
  • 10% discount at the X Store and Museum Cafe
  • Subscription to VIEW, MCASD’s award-winning quarterly newsletter

Entirely tax-deductible

Contributor $150

All benefits of Dual/Family Membership, PLUS:

  • Guest privileges for Museum admission each time you visit
  • Invitation to a special reception accompanying the annual Russell Lecture
  • Reciprocal Membership to more than 450 museums nationwide
  • Four complimentary guest passes ($10 value each)

Non-deductible portion: $20

Patron $300

All benefits of Contributor Membership, PLUS:

  • Annual Patrons' Brunch with a featured curator tour of artist talk
  • Published gift recognition in VIEW, MCASD's quarterly newsletter

Non-deductible portion: $45

Special Interest Group: Avant Garde $500

All benefits of Dual/Family Membership, PLUS:

  • Dining opportunities with artists
  • Artist studio tours and gallery hops
  • Invitations to visit private art collections
  • Social meet-ups for exhibition and gallery openings in nearby locales
  • VIP access to TNT (Thursday Night Thing)

$425 add-on for current MCASD Members ($225 tax-deductible)
$500 for new Members ($300 tax-deductible)

Supporter $600

All benefits of Patron Membership, PLUS:

  • Invitation to exclusive Supporter exhibition previews and receptions
  • Private Gallery Guide-led tours (by appointment)

Non-deductible portion: $85

Donor Circle $1,500

All benefits of Supporter Membership, PLUS:

  • Invitation to a special reception accompanying the annual Axline Lecture
  • Private curator-led tour of MCASD exhibitions (by appointment)
  • Invitation to the Donor Circle annual bus tour
  • Annual Director's Champagne Brunch

Non-deductible portion: $100

Benefactor Circle $2,500

All benefits of Donor Circle Membership, PLUS

  • Salon Night Cocktail Party with artists
  • Domestic travel opportunity with a curator to an art fair
  • Priority registration for MCASD Summer Camp
  • An invitation to a Contemporary Collectors event

Non-deductible portion: $150

Contemporary Collector $5,000

All benefits of Benefactor Circle Membership, PLUS

  • Special insider tours and annual Contemporary Collectors’ trip with MCASD curators to some of the most exciting art scenes in the United States
  • Invitation to the Annual Collectors Selection Dinner to acquire new works for the Museum’s collection
  • Events at private residences where Collectors mingle and enjoy a reception among great contemporary art
  • Invitation to Upper-Level Member events including exhibition previews; Sunday Brunch Series; art tours; lectures; and literary, film, and performing arts programs
  • Private curator-led tour of MCASD exhibitions for your group (by appointment)
  • Personal handling of special event ticket requests
  • Priority invitations to Monte Carlo, Benefit Art Auction, and special Museum events
  • NEW! Special VIP tours of exhibitions during installation
  • NEW! Curator-led tours of artists’ studios

International Collector $10,000

All benefits of Contemporary Collector Membership, PLUS

  • Opportunity to travel to an international destination with MCASD Director Hugh Davies. International Collectors’ trips are led by experts in contemporary and modern art and include exclusive access to the world’s top collections and artists’ studios as well as special receptions and dinners
  • Exclusive events at a private residence where Members dine amongst great contemporary art and enjoy the company of fellow Collectors
  • Underwriting support of an exhibition each year
  • Invitation to a special exhibition opening dinner with MCASD’s director, curators, and artists
  • NEW! Special in-home consultation of your private art collection by experts and curators
  • NEW! Special wine reception for your private group of 12 or less before a curator-led tour of an exhibition (by appointment)

Premier Memberships

Take the next step by joining Collectors’ Circle, MCASD’s premier membership groups. From exclusive travel opportunities to private home events, our donors gain insider access to artists, curators, and other collectors with a passion for art. Learn more.