Membership

Become an MCASD Member TODAY for as little as $5 a month and fill your life with the most thought-provoking and boundary-pushing artworks of our time. 

Members receive a full year of free, unlimited admission; invitaitons to exclusive, Members-only parties; discounts on tickets to MCASD events; free admission to many film screenings and lectures; and so much more.

During our La Jolla closure, Members at the e-Member level will also receive reciprocal Memberships at over 950 museums nationwide. For a full list of participating organizations, visit the NARM website here

Would you like to give an MCASD Membership to a friend or loved one? Contact Senior Membership and Annual Giving Manager April Farrell at 858 454 3541 x162 or aefarrell@mcasd.org to make arrangements.  

 

 


General Memberships

Click a membership level below to view its benefits.

E-Member $45

 

  • One personalized membership card for 12 months of unlimited free admission
  • Access to Members-only e-mail communications and a digital subscription to VIEW, our award winning newsletter
  • Invitations to exclusive, Members-only parties
  • Free or reduced admission to lectures, art talks, and more
  • During our La Jolla Closure, Members at the e-Member level will receive reciprocal Memberships to over 950 museums nationwide. For a full list of participating organizations, visit the NARM website here

Entirely tax-deductible

X Member $75

 

  • Two personalized membership cards for 12 months of unlimited free admission
  • Invitations to exclusive, Members-only parties
  • Free or reduced admission to lectures, art talks, and more
  • Free subscription to dwell magazine
  • Special discounts on tickets for the Field Trip Program
  • Subscription to MCASD’s award winning VIEW newsletter
  • Free admission to all Family ArtLAB events

Entirely tax-deductible

Contributor $150

All benefits of X Membership, PLUS:

  • Invitation to annual Russell Lecture and private reception
  • Reciprocal Membership to more than 450 museums nationwide
  • Four complimentary guest passes ($10 value each)
  • Priority registration to Summer C.A.M.P.

Non-deductible portion: $20

Patron $300

All benefits of Contributor Membership, PLUS:

  • Invitation to Annual Axline Lecture and private reception
  • Published gift recognition in one issue of VIEW newsletter

Non-deductible portion: $45

Avant Garde $500

All benefits of an X Membership, PLUS:

  • Invitation to the C.A.T. Series, exclusively for Avant Garde Members
  • Invitations to our exclusive hosted Supporters’ Receptions
  • Curator-let tours (by appointment)

$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:

  • Invitations to our exclusive hosted Supporters’ Receptions 
  • Private Gallery Guide-led tours (by appointment)
  • Guest privileges: each member can bring a guest on each visit

Non-deductible portion: $85

Donor Circle $1,500

All benefits of Supporter Membership, PLUS:

  • Eight complimentary guest passes ($10 value each)
  • Access to the exclusive Architecture + Design Series: Meet the New San Diego
  • Private tour of MCASD exhibition led by curator (by appointment)
  • Invitation to participate in our Upper Level Member Field Trip
  • Annual published gift recognition in VIEW newsletter

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
  • Invitation to one Collectors Circle event

Non-deductible portion: $150\

Avant Garde Membership

MCASD’s Avant Garde group was created to provide a gathering place for the vibrant community of 30- to 40-something art enthusiasts and creative professionals to network with artists, curators, collectors, and their peers. Learn more

X Set Membership

The X Set is MCASD’s newest FREE Membership level exclusively for 18 to 25-years-olds. Learn more.

Support Beyond Membership

Interested in taking your support to the next level? Learn about MCASD's Collectors’ Circle.