Become a Museum Member

Use the links below to purchase or renew Membership, or to give the gift of Membership. Please contact the Membership and Events Coordinator at 828.253.3227, ext. 117 or via email with any questions you may have about Membership.

Enrich your involvement with the Museum by joining our vibrant family of members. Experience great art while mingling with fellow art lovers at an opening reception, watch a local ceramist throw a pot in her studio, get your hands dirty at a workshop—all this and more. As a member, you will enjoy a wide range of benefits while providing vital support for the Museum’s exceptional education programs and exciting exhibitions. We invite you to join us, renew, or give membership to the Asheville Art Museum today.

Before you process your membership

Learn about the benefits of becoming a MAKE IT NEW Member during our transition through a two-year commitment, then return to this page and choose your desired membership level and length below. Learn more.

Core Benefits for ALL Membership Levels During our Transition

  • Free admission to more than 180 museums in the Southeast through participation in the Southeast Reciprocal Museum Program.
  • Discounts through MAKE IT NEW Partners
  • Among the first to enter the New Museum at the exclusive Members-Only Preview Party
  • Making It Mine membership bumper sticker
  • 25% discount off one item in Museum Shop on members’ birthdays
  • 10% discount at the Museum Shop
  • Subscription to the Museum’s e-newsletters and Member publication
  • Invitations to all Museum openings, programs and special events, including members-only events
  • Discounts on ticketed Museum events and programs

PatronPlus Benefits for ALL Upper Membership Levels During our Transition

  • All of the Core Benefits for one year for two adults and children under 18
  • Free admission to more than 800 museums nationwide and in Canada through participation in the North American Reciprocal Membership program
  • Special PatronPlus Members’ Cocktail Party
  • Four (4) guest passes to the Museum (valid at 2 S. Pack Sq. upon the re-opening)
  • Asheville Art Museum postcard of your choice

Transition opportunity: Upgrade to any PatronPlus level and receive a six (6) month Individual Membership to give as a gift.

Our Membership Levels

Individual Member  |  $55

Core Benefits for one year for one adult

Artist / Educator / 60+ Senior Member   |  $40

Core benefits for one year for one working artist or educator or 60+ senior

Student Member  |  $25

Core benefits for one year for one student. Please  provide a copy of your valid student ID card.

Family/Dual Member  |  $75

Core Benefits for one year for two adults and children under 18

Patron Member  |  $150

Core and PatronPlus Benefits for one year for two adults and children under 18

Sustaining Member  |  $300

Core and PatronPlus Benefits for one year for two adults and children under 18, plus…

  • NEW Private celebration before the re-opening, including guest speaker
  • NEW One (1) Guest Ticket to the exclusive Members-Only Preview Party so you can bring a non-member
  • Two (2) additional guest passes to the Museum (6 total)

    Benefactor Member  |  $600

    Core and PatronPlus Benefits for one year for two adults and children under 18, plus…

    • All additional Sustaining Level benefits
    • NEW One-year Individual Membership to give as a gift
    • Asheville Art Museum catalogue of your choice

      Directors Forum Member  |  $1,000+

      Core and PatronPlus Benefits for one year for two adults and children under 18, plus…

      • All additional Sustaining and Benefactor Level benefits
      • NEW Two (2) one-year Individual Memberships to give as gifts
      • Asheville Art Museum tote bag of your choice

      Join Our Collectors’ Circle

      The Collectors’ Circle is a group of art enthusiasts dedicated to increasing their own knowledge of American art and collection, along with the proactive development, stewardship and conservation of the Museum’s Permanent Collection.

      Annual purchases for the Permanent Collection are made through an acquisition fund created by yearly dues ($1,000+). These elegant, social and educational gatherings centered on collection are held 2-3 times yearly, and end with the Year-End Selection Dinner. Museum membership is required.

      Click here for more information about Collectors’ Circle.