Below are membership benefits through September 3, 2018. For details on membership during Mingei’s renovation, visit mingei.org/transformation.

All Members Receive

  • Personalized membership card
  • Unlimited free Museum, or off-site exhibition admission
  • Invitations to exhibition preview parties and member events during the year
  • 10% discount on purchases at Shop Mingei, 50% off Mingei publications and 20% discount on purchases at Café Mingei (store and café located in Liberty Station)
  • Subscription to the member newsletter, Communiqué
  • Discounts on lectures, workshops, art excursions and other programs
  • Full or partial tax deduction (see individual levels below)

$50 Individual

  • Free admission, program discounts and event invitations for one adult
  • Two single-visit guest passes
  • $50 may be considered tax-deductible

$70 Friends/Family

  • Free admission, program discounts and event invitations for two adults
  • Four single-visit guest passes
  • Free admission for all members’ children and grandchildren under age 18
  • $70 may be considered tax-deductible

$115 Contributor

Friends/Family benefits, plus:

$250 Supporter

Contributor benefits, plus:

  • Free admission, program discounts and event invitations for three adults
  • $250 may be considered tax-deductible

$500 Patron

Supporter benefits, plus:

  • Free admission, program discounts and event invitations for four adults
  • All Museum books and videos produced during your membership year
  • $500 may be considered tax-deductible

$1,250 Director’s Circle

Patron benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to Director’s Circle Salons, exclusive gatherings with the Museum Director and guest speakers
  • Invitations to VIP receptions hosted by the Museum Director
  • $1,000 may be considered tax-deductible

 

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Invitations to exhibition opening receptions
Discounts on lectures, workshops and events
Priority registration and discounts on Art Excursions
10% discount on purchases at Shop Mingei
20% discount at Café Mingei
50% discount on all Mingei publications
Subscription to Communiqué, the quarterly members' newsletter
Reciprocal membership at over 1,075 museums nationwide (NARM)*
All Mingei publications produced during your membership year
Invitations to exclusive complimentary receptions
Director's Circle Salons: behind-the-scenes gatherings with the Museum Director and guest speakers
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North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM)

Traveling? Take your benefits with you! Mingei International Museum members at the Contributor level and above receive free/member admission and member gift shop discounts over 1,075 museums*. Simply present your current membership card (digital or paper), marked with the gold North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program sticker or logo, to enjoy these benefits. For a complete list of participating museums visit narmassociation.org.

Please note: some museums restrict benefits; see below for details. Acceptance of “guest of” membership cards is at each institution’s discretion; please contact museums you plan to visit to check whether your “guest of” membership card will be accepted.

*Please note: Mingei members do not receive reciprocal benefits at any museum within a 15-mile radius of the Museum (Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, Museum of Man, Museum of Photographic Arts, etc.)