Become a Member

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Membership is an ideal way to support exhibitions and programs and participate in the rich offerings of the Ackland. Member events are an excellent way to meet new and long-standing friends of the Museum who share your commitment to arts in our community.

Questions about membership? Please contact Hailey Hargraves, Development Associate, at 919-843-5637 or acklandmembership@unc.edu.

BASIC MEMBERSHIP

Student Membership: Apprentice – FREE!
Available for current UNC Chapel Hill students

Individual Membership: Creative – $60
Basic membership privileges listed below for one individual

  • 10% discount ongoing at the Museum Store
  • Subscription to member e-newsletter
  • Notices and announcements of Museum events, programs, and activities
  • Enrollment in the University and College Art Museum Reciprocal Program
  • Free or reduced admission to regular programming*
  • Invitations to member-only exhibition previews, events, and local travel committee trips**
  • Member pricing for special events**

Household Membership: Collective – $100
Basic membership privileges listed above for two individuals and children under 18 living at the same residence

Patron Membership: Muse$200
Enjoy all of the above benefits, plus:

Benefactor Membership: Benefactor – $500
Enjoy all of the above benefits, plus:

  • Two guest invites for “Friends First Look”
  • First opportunity to RSVP for private curator-led special exhibition tours
  • Parking Validation during museum visits*
  • Recognition on the Museum’s lobby screens

 

Are you a K-12 educator, artist, UNC Faculty or Staff member? Call or visit the Museum today to learn how you can take an additional 20% off the cost of your Basic Membership.

DIRECTOR’S LEVEL MEMBERSHIP

Please note that the tax-deductible amount varies per level but donors have the ability to opt out of benefits if they so choose.

Ambassador’s Circle – $1,000 ($850 tax-deductible)
Enjoy all Benefactor level membership benefits for an entire year for two individuals and all children under 18 living at the same residence, plus:

  • Two one-year Individual memberships to give as gifts
  • One free museum publication

Innovator’s Circle – $2,500 ($2,175 tax-deductible)
Enjoy all of the above benefits, plus:

  • Ackland Collections Handbook
  • Private behind-the-scenes tour and Ackland publications for up to 6 people*
  • Private cocktail/tea with Museum Director
  • Gifts of $2,000 or more are recognized by membership in the UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor’s Club

Aficionado’s Circle – $5,000 ($4,525 tax-deductible)
Enjoy all of the above benefits, plus:

  • Private behind-the-scenes tour and Ackland publications for a total of up to 12 people*
  • Special tour with guest curator and artists from the Museum’s annual MFA exhibition*

Visionary’s Circle – $10,000 ($8,775 tax-deductible)
Enjoy all of the above benefits, plus:

  • Special invitations to behind-the-scenes events with director, curators, and visiting artists
  • Sponsorship recognition for one of the Museum’s special exhibitions
  • Opportunity to host one private event at cost at the Ackland Art Museum

*limitations apply
**varies per level