Membership Levels and Benefits


Core Benefits for All Members

  • Free year-round general admission
  • Free or discounted tickets to special exhibitions
  • Discounted parking at MFAH garages
  • Free or discounted lectures and programs
  • Discounted admission at Bayou Bend and Rienzi
  • Discounts at the MFA Shop
  • Discounted tickets to MFAH Films
  • Invitations to exhibition preview parties
  • Complimentary subscription to weekly e-newsletter

$70 Individual / $40 Student

Core benefits

  • Student price available to full-time students with valid student ID

$95 Dual

Core benefits for two, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Members Holiday Party

$115 Family

All the Dual benefits, plus:

  • Free general admission for two adults and all children 18 and under living in the same household
  • Free admission to the Museum’s family programs
  • 10% discount on regular price of admission at the Glassell Junior School
  • Family art-making activities for members

$200 Patron

All the Family benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to exclusive Patron-Plus preview parties
  • Subscription to the Museum’s official publication, h Magazine
  • 5% discount on one adult studio course, art history course, or workshop at the Glassell Studio School
  • Reciprocal privileges at more than 30 U.S. museums, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Art Institute of Chicago, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

$350 Supporting—Best Value!

All the Patron benefits, plus:

  • Ten complimentary general admission passes for guests
  • Invitations to exclusive ArtSmart programs
  • Reciprocal privileges at other art museums in Texas, including Blanton Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum, and San Antonio Museum of Art
  • Priority ticketing period for special programs and exhibitions
  • Two single-use guest passes for daytime previews

$800 Sponsor

All the Supporting benefits, plus:

  • Unlimited general admission for guests
  • Invitations to selected preview receptions and benefit events
  • One complimentary exhibition catalogue of your choice
  • Four single-use guest passes for daytime previews
  • Two passes to MFAH Films

$1,500 Benefactor

All the Sponsor benefits, plus:

  • Unlimited guest privileges at preview parties
  • Invitation to Leadership Circle* reception and private exhibition viewing
  • Three complimentary exhibition catalogues
  • Four complimentary parking passes for the MFAH Parking Garage
  • Six single-use guest passes for members daytime previews
  • Invitation to a behind-the-scenes experience

*Membership in Leadership Circle, the Museum’s premier giving society, starts at $2,500. See more information here.

Membership contributions are tax deductible, to the extent allowed by law, in the following amounts: Student ($40), Individual ($70), Dual ($95), Family ($85), Patron ($100), Supporting ($80), Sponsor ($305), Benefactor ($870).