The American University Museum at the Katzen presents work that is exciting, challenging, and relevant. When you become an AU Museum member, your membership dues directly support our contemporary programs. Members enjoy exclusive benefits, including invitations to exhibition openings and museum events, opportunities to meet exhibiting artists, discounts at the museum store, and special tours.

Demonstrate your commitment to the arts in our local community and around the world by becoming a member of the American University Museum.

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Recent changes as of October, 2016:

  • Museum members at the Associate Level and above are granted special access to artist-led workshops offered through the James Renwick Alliance. Registration information will be sent to members in advance of each workshop.
  • Yoga in the Galleries remains a membership benefit for members at the Associate Level and above. Classes are $5 at the Family and Individual Levels.

American University Museum Membership Levels

Curator's Circle $5,000

  • AU Arts Stakeholder Dinner with arts leadership at the residence of College Dean Peter Starr
  • Benefits of Artist's Circle

Artist's Circle $2,500

  • Invitation to the American University President's Circle Dinner (The President's Circle is AU's premier donor recognition society, which honors donors who make contributions of $2,500 or more during the fiscal year. Each year, the University hosts a black tie dinner to honor its most generous supporters.)
  • Private weekday exhibition tour for up to 25 guests (upon request)
  • Benefits of Katzen Circle

Katzen Circle $1,000

  • Invitation to a private, members-only brunch with the AU Museum Director for you and a guest
  • Benefits of Director Membership

Director $500

  • Invitation to an annual guided tour of a regional private collection, gallery or art museum for you and one guest with the AU Museum Director
  • Invitation to an exclusive exhibition lecture by regional art expert
  • Benefits of Associate membership

Associate $250

  • Invitation to a special director's tour of the museum for you and one guest
  • Free entrance to weekly Yoga in the Galleries
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) admission benefits at almost 600 museums
  • Benefits of Family membership

Family $100

  • All the benefits of individual membership for two adults or two adults and children under the age of 18
  • $5 per class for weekly Yoga in the Galleries
  • Priority registration for Kids@Katzen

Young Patrons' Circle $60

  • The Young Patrons' Circle is a program created for professionals ages 21-35 interested in supporting the arts while networking, socializing and advancing their knowledge of local and international artists.
  • Young Patrons receive invitations to Members Only previews, a young professionals cocktail party, and other special events in addition to the benefits of Individual membership.

Individual $50

  • All benefits listed below for one adult.
  • $5 per class for weekly Yoga in the Galleries

Student discount of 50% off Individual or Young Patrons' Circle benefits

All members enjoy:

  • Invitations to gallery talks, lectures, concerts, and other public events
  • Advance communication about all exhibitions, openings, and special events
  • Exclusive exhibition previews
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store
  • 10% discount on gift memberships
  • 10% discount at Argo Tea

Museum Members

Museum Yoga

Museum Gallery Talk