Membership | Mingei International Museum

Be part of a community that believes in the power of art to transform communities and bring us all closer together.

Our collection of folk art, craft, and design is unique and full of surprising, beautiful, and memorable objects from around the world and across time. We care deeply about design and functionality; we celebrate the handmade, and the passionately crafted. We also believe art is something for everyone and that all people are creative. Are you a maker, traveler, or collector? Do you appreciate a good culinary adventure, or learning more about the artistic process? If any of this sounds like you, then you’re in the right place. Just keep scrolling to find the membership that's perfect for you.

Mingei members have exclusive benefits and opportunities:

  • Unlimited free access to exhibitions and terraces

  • Members-only events and exhibition preview receptions

  • 10% discount at Shop Mingei, ARTIFACT, and CRAFT CAFÉ

Independent - $60

  • Unlimited annual admission for one
  • Discounts on Mingei programs, workshops, events, and art excursions
  • 2 digital, one-time-use guest passes
  • Invitations to all exhibition receptions
  • 50% off all Mingei publications
  • Early access to digital Communiqué
  • Fully tax-deductible

Companion - $85

  • Unlimited annual admission for two
  • Discounts on Mingei programs, workshops, events, and art excursions
  • 4 digital, one-time-use guest passes
  • Invitations to all exhibition receptions
  • 50% off all Mingei publications
  • Early access to digital Communiqué
  • Fully tax-deductible

Traveler - $150

Companion benefits, plus:

Enthusiast - $300

Traveler benefits, plus:

  • 6 digital, one-time-use guest passes
  • Gift Mingei Passport or Membership
  • Fully tax-deductible

Artisan Circle - $600

Enthusiast benefits, plus:

  • Copy of all Mingei published books and videos produced during your membership year
  • Fully tax-deductible

Director's Circle - $1,500

Artisan Circle benefits, plus:

  • 8 digital, one-time-use guest passes
  • Invitations to Director's Circle Salons, exclusive gatherings with the Museum Director and guest speakers
  • Invitations to a VIP reception and annual dinner hosted by the Museum Director
  • Listing on Mingei’s annual donor wall
  • $1,200 may be considered tax-deductible (please indicate if you would like to waive invitations to the VIP reception and annual dinner for full tax-deductibility)

Never Miss an Exhibition

The sweet spot between a one-time visit and Membership, the Mingei Passport is an admission-only annual gallery pass, allowing unlimited admission to the upstairs gallery space and terraces all year!

Mingei Passport - $30

Good for those who want to come to more than one of our exhibitions. Or to come back and see the same one a few times.

  • Unlimited annual admission for one
  • Digital admission card/Paper card provided upon request at Mingei ticketing desk
  • Fully tax-deductible

If you want to enjoy special perks like discounts at Shop Mingei & ARTIFACT at Mingei, guest passes, and exclusive invitations, check out our membership options above. Those benefits begin at the Independent level.

Questions?

Who do I contact about my membership status?

Email our membership team at membership@mingei.org or call 619-704-7516 to have your membership questions answered.

Which membership level is best for me?

See a breakdown of the different membership benefits side by side here. Please email membership@mingei.org with any questions.

“Being a Mingei member has given my family and me a sense of community. A place to belong, somewhere to learn and grow.”

—Stacey Edelstein, Member since 2017 Join our Community

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