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 Passport - $30

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

Mingei members exclusive benefits and opportunities:

  • Unlimited access to exhibitions and terraces

  • Members-only events and exhibition preview receptions

  • Store, restaurant and café discounts

Independent - $60

  • Free admission, program discounts and event invitations for one adult 18 and over
  • Two one-time use guest passes
  • Fully tax-deductible

Companion - $85

  • Free admission, program discounts and event invitations for two adults 18 and over
  • Four one-time use guest passes
  • Fully tax-deductible

Traveler - $150

Companion benefits, plus:

Enthusiast - $300

Traveler benefits, plus:

  • Gift Mingei Passport
  • Fully tax-deductible

Artisan Circle - $600

Enthusiast benefits, plus:

  • All Museum books and videos produced during your membership year
  • Fully tax-deductible

Director's Circle - $1,500

Artisan Circle benefits, plus:

  • Gift Companion Membership (in lieu of Gift Mingei Passport)
  • 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
  • $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)


Who do I contact about my membership status?

Email our membership team at 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 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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