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5A: African American Art Advisory Association


five-a members at citywide reception

Five-A members enjoy a reception in honor of the 2013 Citywide African American Artists Exhibition.

Celebrate the accomplishments of African American artists by becoming a member of the African American Art Advisory Association (5A). Founded in 1993, 5A has given vital support to the Museum’s collections, education programs, and community outreach. Now in its third decade, 5A once again renews its commitment to engage the community at large, promoting both the legacy and future of artwork created by African Americans. This patron group hosts engaging programs each year, including private exhibition tours, exclusive receptions, and lectures by renowned artists, curators, and historians. Membership dues go toward supporting acquisition of African or African American art for the permanent collection, in addition to other departmental initiatives and programs that further the Museum’s mission to exhibit and interpret art for all people.

Past program highlights include: 

  • Exclusive opening preview and reception with the artists of the 19th Biennial Citywide African American Artists Exhibition
  • An evening with the Museum’s director and curators of modern and contemporary art, focusing on two major acquisitions for the collection: works by Kara Walker and Mark Bradford
  • Presentation and panel discussion on the process and collaborative efforts to stabilize the John Biggers mural Contribution of Negro Women to American Life and Education

For more information about 5A, please contact Ashley Powell at apowell@mfah.org or 713.639.7594. Please note that a current museum membership is required to join 5A. For membership information please visit mfah.org/membership

Parking in the Museum’s two garages is complimentary during Patron Group events! Members of Patron Groups also enjoy the discounted MFAH member rate when parking during regular Museum visits. Learn more about parking.

Levels

  • Founder
    $5000 FMV: $150

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations for a couple to exclusive 5A member programs
  • Benefactor
    $1000 FMV: $150

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations for a couple to exclusive 5A member programs
  • Patron
    $500 FMV: $150

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations for a couple to exclusive 5A member programs
  • Member
    $250 FMV: $150

    Membership for one individual.

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations to exclusive 5A member programs
  • Young Member (40 & younger)
    $75 FMV: $75

    Membership for one individual.

    Members enjoy:

    • Invitations to exclusive 5A member programs