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By making a gift to the American University Museum at any level, you'll join a group of people like you who value our engaging, dynamic — and free — approach to visual arts. Join today and help us to sustain the full range of our exhibitions, educational programming, operations, acquisitions, and the care of our collections, including the Corcoran Legacy Collection. Read about the museum to learn more about our education-driven mission.

Demonstrate your commitment to the arts in our local community and around the world by becoming a member of the American University Museum. For more information, or to arrange to pay for your membership by check, please email museummembership@american.edu or call Sharon Christiansen, Manager, Museum Operations & Visitor Services at 202-885-3656.

If you are interested in sponsoring an exhibition or event, or perpetual giving, please contact Javier Rodriguez at 202-885-2986 or javierr@american.edu. To establish your legacy with AU Museum, please contact Seth Speyer, Executive Director of Planned Giving, at 202-885-5914 or speyer@american.edu.

Become a Member

All members enjoy:

  • Keeping art and public programs free and accessible for everyone!
  • Advance invitations to gallery talks, lectures, workshops, concerts, and other events
  • Invitations to exclusive exhibition previews and members-only programs
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Discounts for Yoga in the Galleries

American University Museum Membership Levels

Individual $50

  • All benefits listed above for one adult
  • $5 per class for weekly Yoga in the Galleries (non-members pay $10)

Family $100

  • All the benefits of individual membership for two adults and two children or grandchildren under the age of 18
  • $5 per class for weekly Yoga in the Galleries (non-members pay $10)

Associate $250

  • Benefits of Family membership
  • Free admission to weekly Yoga in the Galleries
  • A director's tour of the museum
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) benefits, including free or discounted admission to over 1,000 museums nationwide

Director $500

  • Benefits of Associate membership
  • Invitation to a tour of a local private collection, gallery, or museum with Director & Curator Jack Rasmussen
  • Private lecture by regional art expert

Katzen Circle $1,000

  • Benefits of Director Membership
  • Invitation for you and a guest to the Members' Brunch at the museum

Artist's Circle $2,500

  • Benefits of Katzen Circle
  • Invitation to American University's President's Circle Dinner
  • Private museum tour upon request for you and up to 25 guests

Curator's Circle $5,000

  • Benefits of Artist's Circle
  • Invitation to an evening with university and museum leadership, including an exclusive tour of a local art collection or exhibition and a private reception 

American University Students

If you are an AU undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Arts & Sciences, you are automatically enrolled as a museum member. Stop by the museum or contact us at museummembership@american.edu to receive your FREE student membership card.

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Bruce Guthrie
Mahnoor Hussain
Nick Klein